JM Dos Remedios

Global Executive | Entrepreneur | Procurement | Sourcing | Contract Manufacturing | Commodity Risk Management | Change Agent | Multilingual | International Business

Chicago, IL

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Dynamic Senior Leader with entrepreneurial track record as Adaptable Project Manager and Forward-Thinking Team Player with extensive cross-cultural experience directing large-scale procurement and sourcing operations within matrixed organizations. Reliable Contributor and Inspirational Group Leader who drives company growth, market success and people development. Deep focus on bringing value and structural change to diverse business cultures. Strong background in driving operational efficiencies, delivering enterprise solutions and advising top executives through persistent innovation, higher customer satisfaction and cost reduction initiatives. Hands-on oversight of major projects and transformational programs across multiple disciplines, geographies and languages. Highly successful in challenging the status quo, building new organizations and generating actionable solutions, leveraging collective business intelligence. * Triple Citizen - US, French and Portuguese. * Proficient in MS Office Suite, SAP modules, Workplace and SuccessFactors. * Board Member, UIC Supply Chain and Procurement Education; Advisory Council Member, Bidops startup company. Global Procurement ● Startup Operations ● Purchasing ● Business Development ● Strategic Planning ● Profit Building ● Co-Manufacturing ● Co-Packing ● Contract Negotiations ● Cost Controls ● Supply Chain ● Supplier Relations Management ● Project Leadership ● End-to-End Business Processes ● Enterprise Solutions ● Strategic Roadmaps ● CSR Programs ● Operational Streamlining ● Licensing ● Market Trend Review ● Pricing Structures ● Fiscal Accountability ● Sustainable/Ethical Relationships ● Data Analytics ● Risk Management ● Hedging Strategy

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Strategic Sourcing Software
Purchasing Software
Spend Management Software
Vendor Management Software
RFP Software
Procure to Pay Software
Raw materials and commoditiies
Marketing services
Transports and logistics
Work experience

Apr 2011 - Present

Sourcing & Supplier Development Senior Director

Currently manage eleven-person team in handling $285M spend budget in direct/indirect goods and services. Categories and services encompass HR, legal, marketing, MRO, raw materials, packaging materials and capital expenses. Establish and oversee committees with executives to promote agility and expedite results. Key participant in M&A activities to evaluate sourcing, sustainability, CSR and co-manufacturing capacities. * Transitioned Procurement department into critical business partner within company, enhancing portfolio strategies and expanding team size from three to eleven professionals through talent recruiting, hiring and on-boarding. * Developed and launched full range of CSR programs through packaging and upstream dairy partners to transform and elevate brands into higher sustainability and supplier compliance in order to enhance consumer understanding.Partnered with Food & Packaging Engineers group to create and launch multi-year, strategic roadmap that improved source capabilities and empowered greater team engagement, generating up to $4M in annual savings. * Greatly improved processes and policies in working with long-time partners, closing new relationships for new products and initiating licensing efforts.


2006 - 2011


SAP Purchasing Business Process Manager

Promoted to BPO and helped execute procurement functions for $90M rollout project and integrate processes across locations in Europe, US, Canada, North Africa and Middle East. Provided hands-on change management to enhance new processes, organization and system. Organized and led training and orientation on complex and technical issues to executive and peer groups. Identified and addressed risk issues, while administering mitigation and action plans. * Headed gap analysis, mapped essential processes, performed testing and trained over 70 key users through timely and successful transition and go-live for SAP module, positively impacting over 200 end users. * Specially selected to resolve purchasing issues at distressed plant and saved $2M after executing action plan, coaching Purchasing Manager and redefining organization, roles and work scope. * Ensured global operational consistency, regulatory compliance and focus on value-added activities to maximize team impact and engagement.


2004 - 2006


Purchasing Project Manager

Based in Paris, France, coordinated value analysis, determined specification recommendations and handled portfolio budget. Acted as Marketplace Owner for reverse e-auctions. * Introduced portfolio strategy that produced €$3M in savings and reduced suppliers from 17 to six. * Headed packaging innovation projects that decreased costs by €12K with new packaging concept and investment in better production lines. * Designed roadmap to navigate productivity initiatives in collaboration with packaging development team.


2001 - 2003


Buyer - Ingredients and Packaging

Efficiently organized and administered portfolio strategy, budgets and action plans, as well as value analysis, for €60K in annual procurement. * Succeeded in generating €3.4M in savings through new specification recommendations and packaging suppliers. * Instituted innovative and critical agreement to ensure fair competition between suppliers and guarantee appropriate market share.

1998 - 2000

Junior Buyer

Skillfully developed new packaging solutions and conducted purchasing functions for industrial services. * Defined and implemented in-place co-packing applications, as well as new label sourcing, for generic branch. * Initially hired as Packaging Developer and defined new graphic design solution for packaging, defined new packaging for glass bottles and optimized high-speed packaging lines.


1998 - 2000

IDRAC LYON - Business school

Master, Marketing and Industry

1998 - 1999

FSP - Packaging school

BTEC - BTS, Packaging

1996 - 1998

Frederic FAYS - Villeurbanne

BTEC - BTS, Production and Mechanics

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