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Procurement/Supply Chain

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Procurement/Supply Chain

  1. 1. FRANCES A. GUYNN, MBA8206 Briarhill Lane Indianapolis, IN 46236 ▪ francesguynn@sbcglobal.net ▪ www.linkedin.com/in/fguynn ▪ 317-490-5942 Supply Chain / Procurement ORGANIZED ● SELF-MOTIVATED ● TEAM BUILDER ● COMMUNICATOR SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS• 15+ years experience in supply chain/procurement with cross functional communication skills to lead major system upgrades that improve quality and regulatory compliance.• Skilled at asking the right questions to determine need and root causes that help teams to function more efficiently, leading to procuring the right product or service.• Consulted with physicians, research scientists, laboratory technicians and office staff to determine the right software for their needs; possess the negotiation skills to acquire that product at the best price.• Trained and served as Diversity Consultant to Eli Lilly to achieve end results, maximize performance and teamwork. CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS• Tasked with leading and coordinating the planning, purchasing, scheduling and deployment of a $2 million hardware and software purchase for manufacturing; scope of the project involved 1500 customers over 18 months and multiple vendors, and was completed on-time, on-budget with minimal downtime.• Met with management, research scientists, laboratory technicians, and other specialists to gather specifications, and then planned, organized and acquired a $3 million dollars hardware/software upgrade to a manufacturing compliance library. Project completed on specification over many months with little downtime.• Successfully negotiated with a vendor for a $200,000 reduction from “list” price for major purchase of hardware and software.• Discovered and created a document control process library for storage of IT documents and software relating to pharmaceutical products that were improperly stored; this new library storage system saved the potential of over $1 million in fines or shut down of a product if audited by the FDA. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCESabbatical 2010-2013While taking time off for family obligations, I completed project management training certification, and studiedto become a certified Stevens Minister to assist others in need. I also became a volunteer for variouscommunity organizations utilizing my leadership, communication, and organization skills.Supply Chain Quality Consultant 2009-2010BCForward Indianapolis, INThis largest IT consulting firm in Indianapolis provides enterprise system solutions including ERPimplementation, custom application development, quality assurance & testing with on-going support.• Assigned on-site at Eli Lilly and Company to utilize technology to resolve compliance related issues, including writing SOPs installation verification instructions, annual product reviews, periodic reviews and
  2. 2. computer system validation documentation; communicated with staff, technical professionals in addition to management in securing pertinent data for document creation.• Managed over 200+ applications, educated team members in defining and producing deliverables that meet with FDA guidelines, and succeeded in helping the client obtain FDA approval.Computer Systems Purchasing Specialist 2001-2007Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, INThis $25 billion pharmaceutical manufacturer was the first company to mass-produce penicillin, and is todaythe world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of psychiatric medications.• Purchased hardware and software as appropriate, and saved $100,000 negotiating best prices for specialized software.• Promoted to manage multifaceted hardware and software upgrades, identify process improvement opportunities and resolve complex systems issues.• Successfully upgraded all hardware and software for an 18,000 person department, and conducted various upgrades in laboratories, offices and manufacturing sites within budget and on time.• To capitalize on emerging technologies and application enhancements, I worked closely with Lilly scientists and technicians to purchase the best product.• Trained and appointed as a working Diversity Consultant to facilitate group sessions on improving working relationships; sought throughout the company to motivate staff to reach full potential by identifying and eliminating barriers to success.• Started an original “Lunch & Learn” presentation to educate users on new tools, hardware and software.Purchasing Associate 1994-2001Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN• Tasked with sourcing procurement of IT products such as desktops, network servers, telecom and software services, as well as solicited and analyzed multiple purchasing proposals.• Administered purchase requests for supplier bids, quotes and proposals, negotiated price with suppliers and assigned to resolve disputes with suppliers.• Managed supplier qualification, contract development, RFP, implementation, supplier selection, compliance and the on-going supply management process. EDUCATION AND TRAININGMaster of Business Administration in Applied ManagementINDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Marion, INMagna Cum LaudeBachelor of Science, Business ManagementINDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Marion, INCum Laude SELECTED TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS Project Management Professional Certification Training, Project Management Institute Organizational Behavior Certification, Pope & Associates Diversity Champion – Consulting Pairs Certification MS Word ▪ Excel ▪ PowerPoint ▪ Access ▪ Outlook ▪ Publisher ▪ Project Management ▪ SAP Dreamweaver ▪ Lotus Notes ▪ Visio ▪ Critical Chain (Pro Chain) ▪ InfoPath ▪ SharePoint ▪ Oracle
  3. 3. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS National Black MBA Association Toastmasters Club of Indiana

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