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Cristina C.

Indirect Category Manager
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Company: Vallterra Internacional
Industry: Consulting
  • Spain, Catalunya, Barcelona
  • Overview

    Qualified category manager across a number of indirect categories, and extensively in the IT and Digital arena in different activity sectors. Broad experience managing the end to end of sourcing and procurement projects for software development, DevOps, telecoms/networks, software licensing, cybersecurity, maintenance suppliers, hardware and outsourcing along with management of third-party contracts in the IT arena, as well as conducting negotiations for transport, logistics, car fleet, facilites and general services contracts. Also leading optimization, cost reduction and continuous improvement projects. Results oriented. Will make your ROI increase impacting the EBITDA. My achievements include €1.6M cost saving (in 6 months) through contract renegotiation, 55,55 ROI delivered and implementation of category management framework. Also I demonstrate leadership qualities, technical IT knowledge, a proven ability to manage teams and project management expertise.

Highlights

Total Work Experience :

22 Year(s)


Experience as a freelancer :

0 Year(s)


Total Experience in Procurement :

15 Year(s)


Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English - French - Spanish

Countries i can cover :

Austria - Australia - Belgium - Germany - Spain - France - Ireland - Morocco - United States

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 15 year(s)
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
Manufacturing Components and Supplies
Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Business function specific software
Procurement software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
Service Industry Machinery and Equipment and Supplies

Advisory Services 10 year(s)
Green Procurement
Procurement Systems(eProcurement, ERPs, Data Warehouses,...)
Strategic Sourcing
Contracting/Legal
Education
  • Postgraduate diploma2012-10-01 to 2013-10-01

    Business Administration
    EOI, Escuela de Organización Industrial


  • Master's degree2018-05-01 to 2019-01-01

    Procurement
    Udima, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid

Certifications
Other certifications :Category Management certification
Past Experiences
  • itbid Technoligies | Consulting

    2020-11-01 To 2021-05-01

    Interim IT Category Manager at CaixaBank

    Responsible for developing Sourcing/Procurement strategies, leading initiatives and supporting processes related IT Procurement, solving complex problems, executing objectives and supporting short-term/long-term business goals. 

    Ensure business strategies are followed for fulfillment, quality and cost to ensure customer orders are delivered on time; are of high quality and provide cost savings to the business.


  • KLB España | Consulting

    2020-06-01 - Today

    Interim CAPEX & MRO Category Manager at GB Foods

    As Category Manager for CAPEX and MRO, I am responsible for strategy development and initiative leadership for the expense / cluster category and sub-category globally. I am also responsible for proactively identifying opportunities, engaging and partnering with business stakeholders, and managing Category vendors to meet overall performance and savings goals. Responsible for developing Sourcing / Procurement strategies, leading initiatives and support processes related to CAPEX and MRO purchases, solving complex problems, executing objectives and supporting short and long-term business objectives.


    ✔️ Managed broad portfolio in CAPEX & MRO (70M € category managed spend).

    ✔️ Developed and executed sourcing strategies globally and optimized resources (1M € cost savings achieved in 4 months).

    ✔️ Drove complex strategic negotiation, analysis, initiatives and end-to-end sourcing processes, metric creation and data presentation.

    ✔️ Delivered value beyond financial contribution and always best in class results (55,55 ROI delivered in 4 months).

    ✔️ Ownership of source-to-contract process from business needs to contract signature applying appropriate governance.

  • Roche Diabetes Care | Pharmaceuticals

    2019-07-01 To 2020-06-01

    Interim Global IT/Digital Category Manager

    As the Global Category Manager for Digital & IT Services, I was accountable for developing strategies and leading initiatives for spend category-cluster and sub-category (DevOps, Software Development, IT Consulting, Infrastructure, SaaS, Network, Telecom, Cloud Solutions) on a global basis. Also responsible for proactively identifying opportunities, engaging, and partnering with Business stakeholders, and managing Category suppliers to deliver the overall Category performance and savings targets.

    ✔️ Managed broad portfolio in Digital & IT Sourcing (90M € category managed spend / 20M € individual managed spend).

    ✔️ Developed and executed sourcing strategies globally and optimize resources (1,6M € cost savings achieved in 6 months).

    ✔️ Drove complex strategic negotiation, analysis, initiatives and end-to-end sourcing processes (32% process efficiency increase and 12,30% of Global savings delivered), metric creation and data presentation.

    ✔️ Delivered value beyond financial contribution, especially in supply market innovation helping decision making and driving digitalization, managing a wide range of internal SW development projects such as MySugr integration, IPP, HDS implementation, SmartLife, HCPP development to list a few, addressing report project progress and always best in class results (61,50% ROI delivered in 6 months).

    ✔️ Ownership of source-to-contract process from business needs to contract signature applying appropriate governance (Top 2 Procurement Professional delivering globally).


  • Vallterra Internacional | Consulting

    2018-09-01 To 2020-12-01

    Freelance Procurement Consultant

    Responsible for developing Sourcing/Procurement strategies, leading initiatives and supporting processes related to Direct (electronics, metal, veneer & related services) and Indirect Procurement (IT, Facility Management, Professional Services, CAPEX & MRO) , solving complex problems, executing objectives and supporting short-term/long-term business goals. A key element was also to ensure business strategies were followed for fulfillment, quality and cost to ensure customer orders are delivered on time; are of high quality and provide cost savings to the business.

    ✔️ Dynamic and experienced Indirect Sourcing expert offering Procurement, Strategic Sourcing and Consulting Services (12+ years's experience).

    ✔️ Category Sourcing: IT, Temp Labour, CapEx, Facility Management, General Services, Fleet and Professional Services (7M+ € total savings achieved).

    ✔️ Identify threats, cost reduction, continuous improvement and innovation opportunities following industry trends (minimum 2).

    ✔️ Productivity: Cost saving, cost containment and cost avoidance in new and mature categories (34%+ total savings achieved).

    ✔️ Project Management: strategic projects delivering report project progress and best in class results (+50 projects achieved).

    ✔️ Service delivery driving continuous improvement and innovation: process, sustainability, quality and service analysis (15+% effectivity).


  • Pareteum Corporation | Telecommunications

    2015-07-01 To 2018-01-01

    Head of Indirect Procurement

    Accountable and responsible of all required Indirect services developing global category and sourcing strategies and contracts. Also responsible for procurement sourcing activities as well as stakeholder and supplier management. I was driving the function towards increased and sustainable procurement effectiveness to support the company’s business growth strategy. Special focus of this position is on software development and infrastructure but also facility management and general services.

    ✔️ Category Sourcing: Managed 40M € spend in IT, CapEx, Facility Management, General Services, Fleet, Temp Labour and Professional Services (1M+ € total savings achieved annually).

    ✔️ Outperformed cost savings objectives in IT and Facility Management categories by 20% and 40% respectively.

    ✔️ Defined Strategic Sourcing Process, homologation process, elaborated RFI/RFQ and negotiated SLAs (delivered 20% cost savings).

    ✔️ Drive and develop transformation project for new HQ office space achieving 40% cost reduction and maintaining quality and deadlines.

    ✔️ Drive initiative in strategic negotiations by renegotiating contracts/debts, working on new payment schedules, controlling and providing up-to-date information on debt status and maintaining trust while strengthening relationships (8M+ € negotiated).

    ✔️ Lead and executed large global events projects as MWC and MVNOs Conference improving execution processes (12% efficiency).


  • Igeotest | Civil Engineering

    2013-05-01 To 2013-11-01

    Buyer (indirects)

    Indirect purchasing for all IT, General Services, Transports, Logistics and Fleet categories and all related services. building and implementing processes and supplier approval processes increasing efficiency and operational excellence.

    ✔️ Created and executed strategies for IT and General Services and Fleet categories (3% cost savings achieved).

    ✔️ Obtained 300K EUR savings, exceeding 10% assigned on my managed spend.

    ✔️ Optimized supplier pool by reducing 10%.

    ✔️ Built and defined procurement requirements and approval processes increasing efficiency and operational excellence by 14%

    ✔️ Eelaborated and managed (3) RFI / RFQs, initiated processes using e-tools and negotiated SLAs.


  • Masias Recycling | Civil Engineering

    2013-02-01 To 2014-02-01

    Senior buyer

    he company manufactures individual equipment, builds treatment plants and other "turnkey" projects and offers engineering, consulting and maintenance services to its clients.

    Commodity purchasing for all metal and veneer and all related services (welding, plasma/laser cut, galvanized, blued, etc.) in Europe with support to other regions.

    ✔️ Category managed: Sheet Metal and veneer processing (stamping, laser, pressing, bending, tooling, etc) (50M € category managed spend, 3% savings achieved).

    ✔️ Drive source plan for national and international purchases in industrial machinery (3% savings achieved).

    ✔️ Designed source strategy and influenced renegotiation of 8 existing agreements achieving better results.

    ✔️ Negotiate and ensure optimal conditions in terms of price, quality, service and delivery time (8 negotiations achieved).

    ✔️ Provided stock inventories and cost comparison reporting using metric creation and data analysis (periodical business reviews and technical assessments in Q2/Q4).


  • Luis Rueda Group | Building Materials

    2011-02-01 To 2012-12-01

    Export Manager

    ► Managed and improved brand strategies, market studies, business plan and marketing projects for selected markets. 

    ► Headed and consolidated negotiations of distribution agreements. 


    ► Generated benefits up to 2mi€ thanks to the signing of new contracts in the selected markets. 

    ► Recruited, guided and motivated the sales team in Spain and in Morocco at the distributor’s premises.


  • E3 Systems | Consumer Electronics

    2004-01-01 To 2009-03-01

    Group Procurement Manager

    ► Built Procurement department, developed, established and improved purchasing policies centralizing procurement and purchasing processes through the implementation of proper ERP. 

    ► Surpassed goal of increasing purchase margin at least 15% per year. 

    ► Organized and attended to trade shows to meet and build a strong relationship with vendors. 


    ► Organized and managed a team of specialized buyers to optimize a spent of 5mi€ (per project) worth of rolling stock, fixed equipment, works, and services. 

    ► Negotiated several new contracts per year (CAPEX/MRO/IT), including pricing, delivery time and other relevant conditions. 

    ► Initiated, coordinated and executed 15 H&S training sessions per year.


  • Estay Electronics | Consumer Electronics

    2002-07-01 To 2003-11-01

    Office, Facility and Procurement Manager

    ► Enhanced daily operation of the company office, facility services and procurement including vendor management. 

    ► Improved stakeholders' relations by offering win-win and trustable solutions. 


    ► Headed and trained the administrative team. 

    ► Organized and coordinated corporate events.


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