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Nicholas Wells

Nicholas Wells

Procurement Manager, European Marketing & Advertising

Kimberly-Clark

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Procurement Manager, European Marketing & Advertising at Kimberly-Clark

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Kimberly-Clark

Procurement Manager, European Marketing & Advertising

• Managing commercial relationships for one of the largest procurement portfolios in Europe, encompassing several hundred agencies and in excess of $100 million across three market segments, 6 countries, and ten brands
• Creating and maintaining a very high level of engagement and trust with a broad and diverse group of marketing stakeholders at both a regional European and local market level
• Managing partner relationships and performance of world-class creative and media agencies
• Managed complex project for tender of artwork services delivering significantly improved service levels in addition to value
• Developed and implemented a structured process and tools to manage engagement with agencies, including scopes of work, fees, and agency performance
• Developed and led the first two marketing tenders using Ariba e-sourcing tool, setting a global K-C precedent
• Leverage best practices across from global, regional, and country teams across European markets

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Kimberly-Clark

Procurement Specialist / Category Manager, HealthCare - Contract Manufacturing for Medical Devices

• Managed portfolio of $20 million in annual spend covering contract manufacturing, purchased finished goods, and design and development services for medical devices, wire, cables, and springs
• Generated value pipeline saving 8% of annual spend within first year in role
• Negotiate commercial terms and agreements with suppliers and internal stakeholders
• Liaised between R&E and Procurement while working on several significant product development projects with complex supply chains while approaching product launch
• Performed significant spend analysis and created a template for the team to use to simplify their research
• Created a tracking tool used to measure value created by the team as well as contributing members and allowed for reconciliation with projects not yet started
• Improved the skill set of the entire team by teaching excel classes on vlookups, pivot tables, and tables

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Kimberly-Clark

Global Procurement Analyst

• Develop high-level strategies for procuring and managing supplier relationships with regards to the Hardwood, Softwood, and Fluff pulp categories in a role supporting the Global Director of Fiber and Fluff and an annual portfolio spend in excess of $1 billion
• Participate in negotiations of global contracts for Fiber and Fluff pulp including analyzing contract proposals, developing strategies and counter-proposals
• Winner of a Tier 3 Distinguished Performance Award for work with the negotiating team in avoiding a major business risk to eucalyptus supply and generating significant cost avoidance
• Led the strategy for negotiations on a major fluff pulp contract in 2012 and was a significant strategy contributor on the negotiation teams for two other Fluff contracts
• Create presentation materials that successfully communicate updates on negotiation progress, achievements, challenges, and market dynamics to stakeholders and customers
• Analyze Value Pipeline data for the Global Procurement PMO group and assist in pipeline management, including leading monthly update meetings regarding the top projects for all Global Category Directors
• Created and played a key role in implementation of the Category Dashboard sharepoint sites which act as a central dashboard for global category management teams. The Dashboard required the negotiation of a global access subscription with a major 3rd party vendor, as well as substantial research and development to host interactive pivot-charts with pricing for numerous commodity indices and grades on the Dashboard pages

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YieldQuest Securities & Advisors

Senior Research Associate and Futures Trader

• Executing futures trade orders from the Chief Investment Strategist, making trade recommendations for the futures portfolio, allocating and tracking real-time P/L on the day’s trading, monitoring and auditing the tradebook, as well as ticketing for all trades
• Designed and implemented a real-time tracking system for the firm’s futures traders which drastically streamlined the trading process and reduced admin time by half. The system allows for the traders to quickly and easily allocate the heavy trading volume across the 3 YieldQuest mutual funds, track real-time P/L on the day’s trading, and doubled the accuracy for reporting and ticketing
• Created the Portfolio Performance model in Excel, using beta assumptions for market sectors and broad market movements as inputs to model the effect of equity and index options as a hedging tool
• Using Excel to mine and manipulate large quantities of data from Bloomberg API data feeds and analyze the data for trends in price, volume, total return performance, and various technical indicators
• Monitoring a broad array of activity across the spectrum of financial markets using Bloomberg real-time API data feeds in Excel, including equity, fixed income/Treasuries, foreign exchange, and commodities, and making trade recommendations for the portfolios in conjunction with the objectives of the investment committees based on performance and trend analysis, as well as overall economic and market themes
• Member of the Investment Committee and Portfolio Management group

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Georgia State University

Bachelor's in Business Administration, Business Economics