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Gaston A.

Procurement Consulting specialized in AI contracts
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Last activity Nov, 12, 2021 07:39 PM
Company: G&S Business Solutions
Industry: Consulting
  • United States, Texas, McAllen
  • Overview

    Procurement professional with over 20 years of experience in Indirect Procurement. Extensive qualifications in partnering with business, leadership, and teams to define needs, develop and implement Procurement Programs that have delivered 10-15% savings YoY and enhanced best practices in several Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and all major regions across the world, working across different industries like Manufacturing, Travel, Insurance, Financial, and retail. Experienced negotiator, well versed in the global commodity, program management, and supplier development. An expert communicator with a bi-cultural background, experienced in presenting to executive staff, an expert in driving cross-functional collaboration across varied business units, and global teams.

Highlights

Total Work Experience :

20 Year(s)


Experience as a freelancer :

5 Year(s)


Total Experience in Procurement :

15 Year(s)


Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English - Spanish

Countries i can cover :

Mexico - United States

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 15 year(s)
Decontamination services
Cleaning and janitorial services
Toxic and hazardous waste cleanup
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Legal services
Lease and rental of property or building
Real estate management services
Mailing services
Mailing list compilation services
Mailing list management service
Addressing service
Trade shows and exhibits
Meetings events
Office administration or secretarial services
Meeting planning services
Keyboard entry services
Clerical services
Fleet management services
Data archiving services
Audio visual services
Document destruction services
Property management services
Receiving or inventorying services
Furniture project administration or management
Byproduct disposal or sale service
Capital asset disposal or sale service
Excess or obsolete non capital material disposal or sale service
Office equipment rental or leasing services
Photocopier rental or leasing service
Software or hardware engineering
Computer programmers
Management information systems MIS
System and system component administration services
Information retrieval systems
Data services
Internet services
Software maintenance and support
Computer hardware maintenance and support
Computer hardware rental or leasing services
Computer software licensing rental or leasing service
Logistics
Safety or risk analysis
Industrial hygiene or ventilation
Acoustics or noise control
Building inspection service
Plumbing or sewer inspection service
Cost accounting service
Financial accounting service
Tax accounting service
Bookkeeping services
Payroll accounting services
Billing services
Internal audits
Insurance services for structures and property and possessions
Life insurance
Employee assistance programs
Training planning, facilitation and delivery services
Restaurants and catering
Hotels and lodging and meeting facilities
Hotels and motels and inns
Meeting facilities
Hotel rooms
Specialized accommodation services
Travel facilitation
Travel agents
Emergency travel assistance services
Pipe piping and pipe fittings
Laboratory supplies and fixtures
Communications Devices and Accessories
Computer Equipment and Accessories
Data Voice or Multimedia Network Equipment or Platforms and Accessories
Software
Office machines and their supplies and accessories
Office and desk accessories
Office supplies
Education
  • Bachelors1990-02-01 to 1995-12-01

    Industrial Engineering
    Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas


  • MBA2009-02-01 to 2010-08-01

    Finance
    Universidad TecMilenio

Certifications
Other certifications :Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, ISO Lead Auditor
Past Experiences
  • Sterigenics | Consulting

    2017-07-01 To 2018-06-01

    Director Of Procurement


    Built the Procurement function, and the foundation for long-term, YoY savings programs. Managed a spend of $170M with a team of three direct reports (Managers) and 9 indirect reports. The company has a presence in 62 locations in 13 different countries. 


  • G&S Business Solutions | Consulting

    2016-01-01 - Today

    Founder

    We are a business consulting firm experts in contract negotiations specialized in helping companies to identify their AI needs, define the roadmap, find the right solution, engage with the correct AI provider, and negotiate the most advantageous contract.


  • Corporate United | Logistics and Supply Chain

    2015-08-01 To 2017-07-01

    Sourcing Manager

    Responsible of the Sourcing process for Facility Services, Corporate Services, IT and HR Categories within the indirect spend on a GPO model, following a 7-step process from market research and analysis, Category design, strategy development, Supplier selection, Contract negotiation and Category execution 

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