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Kyle L.

Principal Consultant - Indirect Services
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Company: KLC, LLC
Industry: Information Technology and Services
  • United States, Iowa, Eldridge
  • Overview

    100% client focused with the sole intent of helping clients successfully navigate complex vendor negotiations by providing analysis, strategy development, procurement support and competitive market insights into unit pricing, licensing structures, term concessions, total cost of ownership modeling and negotiation precedence that serve as valuable leverage in the contract negotiation process. Guided 30+ clients in IT, HR, & Professional Services Optimization Support Services; License Negotiation, License Verification, & Implementation Services

Highlights

Total Work Experience :

12 Year(s)


Experience as a freelancer :

3 Year(s)


Total Experience in Procurement :

12 Year(s)


Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English

Countries i can cover :

United States

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Advisory Services 12 year(s)
Process/Organisational redesign
Human Resources Management
Procurement Digitilisation
Strategic Sourcing
Contracting/Legal

Sourcing/Category Management 12 year(s)
Financial Instruments, Products, Contracts and Agreements
Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
Financial and Insurance Services
Education and Training Services
Travel and Food and Lodging and Entertainment Services
Electronic Components and Supplies
Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Education
  • Bachelors2007-08-01 to 2011-05-01

    Supply Management
    University of Northern Iowa


  • Masters 2014-01-01 to 2016-05-01

    Business Administration
    St. Ambrose University

Past Experiences
  • QCR Holdings | Financial Services

    2020-09-01 - Today

    VP of Procurement

    Led transformation of organization to a strategic procurement model by establishing a collaborative model and a foundation of formalized processes and tools to drive diligent sourcing and supplier management decisions.

     Designed and created QCRH’s first corporate procurement department, recruited a full staff of professionals, and redirected existing buying and fulfilling operations into a fully functional, proactive supply management group.

     Accountable for strategic & tactical procurement operations for 30 business units, approximately $80M spend annually.

     Established strong cross functional alignment with charter leaders to drive change and cost reduction.

     Reduced IT spend baseline from 10.5% of revenue to 7.5%, offsetting $5.5M in cost reduction.


  • Kone, Inc | Machinery

    2018-08-01 To 2020-09-01

    Indirect Sourcing Manager

    North American responsibilities for Facilities, Car Fleet, and Information Technology; responsible for $90M of spend.

     Responsible for strategic development and implementation of sourcing category plans in alignment with business requirements.

     Managed and developed four direct reports to actively drive process improvements and cost reduction.

     Developed and led IT Mobile Device & Car Fleet Steering Committees to set category direct, increase spend visibility and eliminate category roadblocks to drive change, compliance, and alignment.


  • KLC LLC | Consulting

    2018-03-01 - Today

    Principal Consultant

    100% client focused with the sole intent of helping clients successfully navigate complex vendor negotiations by providing analysis, strategy development, procurement support and competitive market insights into unit pricing, licensing structures, term concessions, total cost of ownership modeling and negotiation precedence that serve as valuable leverage in the contract negotiation process.


    Guided 30+ clients in IT, HR, & Professional Services Optimization Support Services; License Negotiation, License Verification, & Implementation Services.


  • Unipart's Group | Machinery

    2017-03-01 To 2018-08-01

    Sr. Manager, Supply Management & New Product Development

    Managed and developed the Supply Management & New Product Development strategy and goals for raw steel procurement, while ensuring all new processes, tools, and technology were highly aligned with corporate strategy; Responsible for $100M of spend.

     Managed the factories entire supply chain from acquisition to product delivery with responsibilities and emphasis in the total landed cost, supplier execution, supplier delivery process & material flow strategies to point of use.

     Worked with strategic clients across our portfolio to develop new products to address critical needs from initial design stage to order fulfillment.

     Managed and mentored 10 direct reports, including setting performance objectives, and communicating strategic direction and changes.


  • John Deere | Machinery

    2015-03-01 To 2017-03-01

    Supply Chain Integration Lead

    Responsible for strategic sourcing activities on 14 new product programs, across 3 factories, for the electrical commodity; responsible for $375M of spend.

     Managed Approval for Expenditures (AFE) for Supplier Capital worth $4.6M, managed process to ensure accurate supplier capital forecasts.

     Managed supplier relationships and led strategic sourcing activities for technology development projects, experiences in RFI, RFPs, & Decisions Analysis.

     Managed, motivated & developed team of UAW assembly employees to execute daily production targets in the electrical product verification lab while maintaining high integrity on employee safety, product quality, customer delivery and cost performance.


  • John Deere | Machinery

    2013-03-01 To 2015-03-01

    Indirect Category Manager

    Global Supply Base Manager for Human Resources Portfolio; responsible for $248M spend.

     Developed Supply Management strategy and goals for Global Training, Occupational Health, Travel, Food Services, & Office Supplies.

     Led several global strategic sourcing negotiations with successful implementation at all units; project ranged up to $20M.

     Established strong cross functional alignment with Global HR leaders to drive change and cost reduction.


  • John Deere | Machinery

    2011-05-01 To 2013-03-01

    Indirect Category Specialist

    Indirect Material buyer for 31 John Deere Facilities in North America for travel, global training, consultants, office supplies, occupational health, college recruiting, and temp-employment agencies.

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