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Damaris O.

Global Procurement Manager
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Industry: Automotive
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  • Netherlands, Flevoland, Almere

A highly motivated procurement professional with over 15 years proven experience in Global Strategic Sourcing, Global Contract Negotiation, Project Management, Global Supplier Development, TCO improvement, Supply Chain Management and Procurement from a worldwide supply base. Focused on building strong partnerships and promoting a result driven culture, driving cost and margins improvements, speed to market, innovative solutions and manages risk. Over the years I have developed multiple proven sourcing strategies in BOM and IMS categories and supplier development initiatives that have made a significant well recognized contribution to my employers. I am excited to learn about your procurement projects and challenges.


Total Work Experience :

15 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

5 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

10 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English - Romanian - Spanish

Countries i can cover :


Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 15 year(s)
Domestic Appliances and Supplies and Consumer Electronic Products
Industrial Production and Manufacturing Services
Manufacturing Components and Supplies
Medical Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Service Industry Machinery and Equipment and Supplies
  • Bachelor 2001-10-01 to 2006-07-01

    Mechanical Engineering
    Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, RO - Hermann Oberth, Mechanical Engineering

Professional certifications :General Motors Negotiation Certificate Philips Game Theory Negotiation Training- Gate1, Gate2 level
Other certifications :APQP Training
Past Experiences
  • Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. | Consumer Goods

    2014-05-01 To 2018-07-01

    Senior Procurement Manager

    - Machining, casting, sheet metal parts and assemblies, stamping tooling and injection molds 

    • drive supplier innovation activities involving R&D, Quality and implement them with best TCO

    • improve supply chain KPI’s by implementing SMOI, VMI agreements with suppliers

    • ensure Quality Agreements, Supplier Sustainability and Purchasing Agreements are in place

    • develop and execute multiple negotiation strategies that deliver value towards Philips business objectives and achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers

  • Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. | Automotive

    2009-09-01 To 2014-04-01

    Team Leader Commodity Buyer

    Annual Spend 100m EUR

    • lead a team of five commodity buyers to accelerate purchasing performance; cost targets achievement, improve supply chain KPI’s and supplier terms and conditions

    • manage cross functional activities and teams with focus on continuous improvement, supplier development strategy

    • ensure alignment between the business groups and the sourcing strategy

    • implemented mitigation plans on single source suppliers

    • create and develop commodity strategies and support the team in execution

    • create and develop global sourcing process and align with all turbocharger divisions EU, Asia, NA

    Die-casting, Precision Machining, Investment Casting, Tube Forming, Sheet metal stamping

    • lead VA/VE proposals for successful implementation; identify cost reduction opportunities

    • lead negotiations with global suppliers based on best quality, price, technology, service, and delivery

    • continuously developing and improving global supply chain to gain competitive advantage

    • supplier re-sourcing to mitigate supply chain risks and improve commercial performance

  • General Motors | Automotive

    2006-06-01 To 2009-07-01

    Global Advance Purchasing Lead Buyer

    Control Arms, Cradles, Axles, Aluminum HPDC Casting, Tools & Cables commodities

    Annual Spend 70m EUR, Achieved 19m EUR savings in 2007

    • lead Sourcing Process, Ariba Sourcing, E-auctions, Supplier Contracts

    • contributed to best sourcing decisions for global GM manufacturing sites

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