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Cristina C.

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

    I am an experienced and driven includer, executor and relationship builder procurement professional with 19+ years' total experience of which 10+ years' specialized in indirect procurement (CAPEX/MRO/IT). I have managed categories of services (HR, IT, professional services, etc.), facilities (rentals, fleets, cleaning, maintenance, repairs, security, etc.), supplies (telephony, electricity, water, internet, etc.), travel and transportation, always achieving the objectives set, but not limited to these, since I also have experience sourcing and buying IT (software, hardware and IT services) and commodities (electronics, metal and related jobs - laser, plasma, welding, etc.). My background includes experience in Asian markets, creation and development of the purchasing, and procurement department, outsourcing, improvement of purchasing processes, purchase bids and cost reduction policies in different strategic and management positions as well as purely administrative ones. I will be happy to manage their teams and projects in the procurement area, directing my efforts to ensure the correct use of resources and contributing effectively to achieve the objectives set.

Highlights

Total Years of Experience :

19 Year(s) Old


Total Years of Experience as a freelancer :

1 Year(s) Old


Total Years of Experience in Procurement :

10 Year(s) Old


Languages you speak with Professional working proficiency level :

English - French - Spanish

Countries you can cover :

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

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
  • Advisory Services 1 year(s)
    • Procurement Systems(eProcurement, ERPs, Data Warehouses,...) (High)
    • Strategic Sourcing (Very high)

  • Sourcing/Category Management 8 year(s)
    • Office administration or secretarial services (Low)
    • Fleet management services (Low)
    • Procurement software (Very high)
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software (High)
    • Enterprise system management software (Very high)
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
  • Estay Electronics | Consumer Electronics

    2002-07-01 To 2003-11-01

    Office, Facility and Procurement Manager

    ► Enhanced daily operation of company office, facility services and procurement including vendor management. ► Improved stakeholders' relations by offering win-win and trustable solutions. ► Headed and trained administrative team. ► Organized and coordinated corporate events.


  • 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.


  • 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 distributor’s premises.


  • Igeotest | Civil Engineering

    2013-05-01 To 2013-11-01

    Buyer (indirects)

    ► Headed purchases of CAPEX/MRO services (travel, telephony, car fleet, general services and IT). ► Assigned the hiring of 15+ international transports to approved logistics providers. ► Solved problems with customs procedures and permits with national and international port authorities. ► Negotiated prices and Incoterms.


  • Masias Recycling | Civil Engineering

    2013-02-01 To 2014-02-01

    Senior buyer

    ► Managed and planned national and international volume purchases and vendor management. ► Negotiated, on behalf of internal customers, optimal and efficient conditions with suppliers, allowing them to offer the best in terms of price, quality, service and deliveries. ► Worked closely with Category Managers in Global Procurement (e-sourcing). ► Stock and inventories control and cost comparison reporting.


  • Pareteum Corporation | Telecommunications

    2015-07-01 To 2018-01-01

    Corporate Procurement Manager

    ► Outperformed the objectives of cost reduction in CAPEX/MRO by 20% and 40% respectively, performing the necessary actions in both areas, ensuring the continuity and quality of the services. ►Surpassed procurement goals by at least 10% for six consecutive quarters. ► Created and executed the strategy for development of IT and indirect procurement categories (car fleet, travel, general services, communications). ► Leaded the end-2-end procurement category management lifecycle; negotiating the initial contract and leading it through to implementation. ► Improved procurement processes increasing the volume of purchase margin by 15% negotiating CAPEX/MRO/IT contracts and renegotiating payment conditions. ► Defined sourcing requirements and homologation process, elaborated RFI/RFQ from A to Z (requirements, negotiation, contract and follow-up) and negotiated SLAs. ► Created reports and KPI's to better monitor my managed categories (all indirect categories and IT especially). ► Transformed new HQ office space coordinating necessary works and selected suppliers in order to meet set deadlines for definitive set-up. ► Enhanced strategic suppliers’ trust by renegotiating contracts and debts, working on new payment schedules, providing ongoing information on the status of the debt and maintaining trust and institutional relationships. ► Worked closely with Legal, Finance and HR to support them on their requirements. ► Other projects: Chaired H&S Committee supporting HR in related topics and organized large company events such as MWC and MVNOs Conference.


  • Huercha Outsourcing | Business Supplies and Equipment

    2018-09-01 To 2019-02-01

    Procurement Consultant

    ► Create and execute the procurement development strategy for CAPEX categories. ► Search, select and approve national and international suppliers. ► Lead RFI, RFQ and RFP processes from A to Z. ► Managing the management life cycle of the end-to-end purchasing category; negotiating the initial contract and taking it through the implementation. ► Provide contractual support and supplier management to senior stakeholders. ► Collaborate effectively in the different levels of organization, functions and business to capture the procurement objectives.


  • Metralus | Automotive

    2019-02-01 To

    Procurement Consultant

    ► Create and execute the purchasing strategy to develop the category of machinery and MRO. ► Search, select and approve national and international suppliers using e-sourcing tools. ► Define the procurement requirements and the approval process, as well as elaborate RFI / RFQs processes from start to finish (requirement, negotiation, contract and follow-up) and negotiation of SLAs. ► Managing life cycle of the end-to-end purchasing category; negotiating the initial contract and taking it through the implementation. ► Provide contractual support and supplier management to senior stakeholders. ► Collaborate effectively in the different levels of organization, functions and business to capture the purchasing objectives.

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