I am a senior executive who has had the privilege of working for the best consumer goods company in the world for the past 25+ years.
After several years as an Industrial Engineer at P&G’s oldest Manufacturing site, I honed my expertise strategically sourcing and crafting multi-million dollar business partnerships with Goods and Services Suppliers around the world.
In the last 15 years, I specialized in the procurement of Business Services such as Legal, Consulting, Financial/Tax, Sales, Real Estate, Facilities and Labor.
I learned the hard way! Back in early 2000, Services were called “White Space” and the training had yet to be developed.
My first Career was with the US Air Force. I proudly served in the Air Force Systems Command and sourced weapon systems, the Advanced Cruise Missile System and the National Aerospace Plane.
I’ve been married to my best friend, Ed, for 30 years. I know what makes a good partnership. Together we raised two great kids and share our Cincinnati home with two sweet dogs – a Goldendoodle and a Labradoodle. If I could only do one thing for the rest of my life it would be to read, sitting in a beach chair at the Jersey Shore. Engage in conversation with me and you’ll leave with the titles of at least two books I know you’ll love.
In this blog, I will share what I learned and developed, together with colleagues and supplier partners. I will pass on to you the best practices for sourcing those elusive, sometimes intangible and often hard to define Services needed to deliver your business objectives.