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Karol N.

Indirect Procurement Manager
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Industry: Marketing and Advertising
  • United States, New York, New York
  • Overview

    Expert in indirect procurement categories across Europe and North America - Marketing, Sales, Transport, Warehousing, E-com/D2C, HR, Benefits, Temporary Labor, Financial Services, Travel, Events and other. Focused on building strong pipelines, ideations, processes and compliance.


Total Work Experience :

12 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

1 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

8 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English - Polish - Portuguese

Countries i can cover :

Australia - Canada - China - Czechia - Germany - Spain - United Kingdom - Hong Kong - Netherlands - New Zealand - Poland - Singapore - Slovakia - United States

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Advisory Services 8 year(s)
Process/Organisational redesign
Human Resources Management
Procurement Digitilisation
Procurement Systems(eProcurement, ERPs, Data Warehouses,...)
Strategic Sourcing
  • Postgraduate2014-03-01 to 2015-02-01

    Buisness in English
    University of Entrepreneurship and Management, Warsaw

  • Masters2012-02-01 to 2014-02-01

    Logistics and Supply Chain
    Military University of Technology, Warsaw

  • Masters2012-09-01 to 2013-02-01

    Logistics and engineering
    Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

  • Engineer2008-09-01 to 2012-02-01

    Logistics and Supply Chain
    Military University of Technology, Warsaw

Past Experiences
  • Reckitt Benckiser North America | Pharmaceuticals

    2019-04-01 - Today

    Regional Procurement Manager - Indirect Spend North America

    Strategic negotiations of all indirect categories across region. • Leading deployment of category management. • Preparing procurement strategies for each of the categories. • Leading team of 3 direct reports. • Harmonizing procurement and P2P processes, systems and policies across all BUs. • Supporting deployment of contract lifecycle management system. • Deployment of new finance policies to secure savings in P&L (reinvestment policies, ideation sessions with all stakeholders).

  • Reckitt Benckiser North America | Pharmaceuticals

    2017-01-01 To 2019-04-01

    Senior Buyer - Indirect Procurement North America

    Procurement of indirect services across US and Canada (including but not limited to marketing, sales, travel, IS, HR, finance, regulatory) with spend around $800M. • Leading all indirect e-sourcing initiatives. • Supporting deployment of MyBuy/MyContract/MyVendor in North America. • Preparing and establishing procurement/finance policies. • Supporting acquisition (Mead Johnson), sell (French's) for RB portfolio from procurement perspective (synergies/risk mitigation). • Supplier/spend management and rationalization. • Contract management. • Aligning with multiply number of stakeholders (heads of finance/marketing/sales) • Price and payment terms negotiations across all categories via different sourcing activities including tenders, eauctions, ad-hoc desks, catalogues and purchasing cards. • Leading team of 2 FTEs

  • Reckitt Benckiser Europe | Pharmaceuticals

    2015-06-01 To 2017-01-01

    Global Buyer - Global Logistics Procurement

    Managing globally procurement of air freight services for FG&R/PM (spend ~ $11mio). • Leading global air freight tenders and eAuctions (savings ~ $1,6M; ~18%). • Negotiating air freight spot rates with forwarders (650 RFQs,43 origins,76 destinations, >10 types of services). • Managing air freight operations globally. • Supporting with updates of global AF SOPs & policies for RB and forwarders. • Deployment of air freight procurement for RB DVM region and RB Manufacturing. • Leading other tenders - FCL train tender, x-docking activities in Europe and China (spend ~$2mio). • Leading LCL ocean freight tenders for ENA region (savings ~ $360k; ~25%). • Supplier's management and evaluation. • Supporting logistics projects and sourcing studies.

  • Reckitt Benckiser | Pharmaceuticals

    2015-01-01 To 2015-06-01

    European Transport Specialist - Global Logistics Procurement

    Managing procurement of air freight services for RB ENA (EU, NA, RU-CIS and ANZ) for FGs. • Leading air freight tenders for ENA region. • Negotiating air freight spot rates with forwarders. • Leading LCL ocean freight tender for ENA region (savings ~$290k; ~15%) • Managing consolidated ocean freight shipments to Europe via x-docking warehouse.

  • Reckitt Benckiser Europe | Pharmaceuticals

    2013-12-01 To 2014-12-01

    European Logistics

    • Managing procurement of air freight services for Europe and North America for FGs. • Supporting air freight tenders and negotiating ad-hoc rates for ENA region. • Participating in global FCL ocean freight negotiations / supporting ocean freight operations. • Auditing ocean freight invoices (credits for ~ 300k USD). • Supporting LCL ocean freight tender for ENA region. • Coordinating consolidated ocean freight shipments to Europe via x-docking warehouse. • Supplier management and evaluation. • Cooperating with ENA RB markets, RB factories and suppliers all over the world.

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