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Patricia Dawson

Patricia Dawson

Global Commodity Manager


Southampton, NJ

Global Commodity Manager at Celestica



Global Commodity Manager

• Manage Global Negotiations for Commodity with spend of approximately $720m.
• Supplier Relationship Development
• Organize quarterly roadmap and supplier review with suppliers and internal team.
• Manage Strategic Supply Chain Initiatives within commodity
• Develop and implement plans for the use of Preferred Suppliers
• Gather and report market information and intelligence
• Delivery of Cost Reduction Targets
• Negotiate and manage all contracts and agreements for assigned commodity
• Understand, track, and forecast the key cost drivers and market factors for assigned commodity
• Manage the supplier performance for quality, obsolescence and reduction of Total Cost Of Ownership (TCOO).

•Payment Term improvements with suppliers on $158,000,000 of spend at average of 16 day improvement
•Lead-time reduction for $117,000,000 of material spend to four weeks or less delivered.
•Negotiated and closed 110+ agreements in support of company initiatives.improvement.

Career medium 04
Career medium 01


Supply Chain Manager


•Implement structure to meet current & future customer & process requirements.
•Manage staff of eight to ensure timely & accurate planning, purchasing, movement, control and shipment of inventory to meet customer commitments.
•Responsible for team objectives, performance management, development, recognition, coaching & compensation of employees.
•Manage the development & execution of delivery requirements, material plans & short-range capacity plans to meet production schedules & inventory objectives for sustaining production & new product introduction for domestic & international customers.
•Customer interface for all SCM related issues including customer commits, material positioning, excess & obsolete recovery & purchase price variances.
•Develop & execute site inventory management plan for CFT, including forecasting, analysis & reporting.
•Develop & monitor CFT SCM P&L by collecting information pertaining to revenue forecasting, expenses, financial profitability & customer satisfaction. Analyze performance relative to targets. Develop & implement operational improvement plans to address problem areas.
•Establish & present weekly business indicators to site management team.


•Reduced inventory by 48% in 8 months, while improving customer on time delivery performance to request by 30%.
•Improved Customer Satisfaction by 50% working with other Team Leaders.
•Establish On-Site Logistics team, process and location for Customer Owned Inventory.
•Successfully managed full NPI Product transfer from closing domestic site to international site with recognition from the customer.
•Develop SCM process for site NPI organization to facilitate successful transition from NPI to sustaining production.
•Project lead for aged wip reduction of 76% for site’s largest customer.
• Member of site Compliance Team. Conducted internal audits & closed audit findings resulting in successful ISO recertification.



Senior Procurement Analyst

•Financial accountability for orders, inventory and factory support levels for purchases in excess of $30M-$40m annually.
•Worked with planning, manufacturing, engineering and Global Commodity management to support customer demand requirements while maintaining price targets.
•Supply Chain interface with customer on New Product transition into Production.

•Monitored Engineering Change Orders and New Product release dates to prevent obsolescence and maintain supply continuity.

•Worked with planning, manufacturing, engineering and Global Commodity management to support customer demand requirements while maintaining price targets
•Review and manage inventories to prevent excess or obsolete material.

Career medium 01
Career medium 02

Enterasys Networks (Formerly Cabletron Systems)

Program Manager

•Direct financial accountability for annual purchases of $125,000,000.

•Managed the development and performance of five buyer / planners.

•Develop and implement sourcing strategies to optimize economic profit.
•Chaired quarterly reviews of managed suppliers and Operations review.

•Coordinated supplier selection and qualification process.

•Negotiate contracts for outsourced and third party products.

•Develop programs with Engineering to support component standardization.

•Member of the product lifecycle management team. 

•Member of the Worldwide Strategic Commodity and Supplier Management team.

•Worked with Marketing, Sales and Product Planning on the MPS forecast review team.


Interim Personnel

Client Service Representitive

·Interfaced with clients to define their staffing needs.
·Recruit, interview and hire employees to match client needs.
·Maintained accounts payable, payroll, records, and reports.
·Monitor trends in marketplace to maximize efficiency of placing employees.
·Established and maintained effective client relationships.

Career medium 04
Career medium 01

Banc One New Hampshire Asset Management

Assistant Vice President

•Managed portfolio of 145+ accounts totaling $36,000,000.
•Inspected residential, commercial and industrial properties.

•Reviewed appraisals, environmental site assessments, surveys and cash flow statements.

•Provided written review of collateral and documentation to prepare recommended strategies.
•Presented recommendations to Oversight Committee (F.D.I.C. and Banc One President) for approval.

•Solicited bids and contracted legal counsel, auctioneers, and appraisers.
•Attended, represented and bid on behalf of bank at foreclosure auctions.

•Member Banc One New Hampshire Asset Management Corp. Compliance Committee.

•Monitor Market conditions and trends to maximize sales price.

•Worked to negotiate settlement, payment or liquidation individual and corporate notes.

•Reviewed financial statements, income tax returns and proposals to determine action to be taken.


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