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Ashley‬‭ Frantz

‬Chief Procurement Officer‬

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Ashley is a results-driven leader renowned for her collaborative approach and strategic mindset in procurement and operations management. With nearly two decades of experience across diverse industries, she has demonstrated a consistent ability to drive margin improvement and foster business growth through supply chain efficiencies and cost reductions. Ashley's commitment to excellence, coupled with her proven track record of achieving results, makes her a valuable asset to any organization seeking to optimize procurement processes and drive operational excellence.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Throughout her career, Ashley has delivered exceptional results in procurement and operations management. As the Chief Procurement Officer at Case Western Reserve University, she decreased purchase order processing times by over 50% while increasing volumes by 20% year over year. Her implementation of a procurement strategy playbook yielded significant savings and cost avoidance, demonstrating her strategic acumen and ability to drive results. At First Brands Group, LLC, Ashley led supplier consolidation efforts, generating substantial savings and supporting manufacturing in-sourcing projects totaling millions of dollars. Her expertise in global processes, contract management, and vendor maintenance has been instrumental in driving organizational success across multiple roles and industries.

Location and Travel

Open to: On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

Remote Roles: Flexible to discuss remote opportunities based on role requirements and organizational needs.

Compensation Seeking: Competitive compensation package aligned with industry standards and role expectations.

Position Seeking: Senior leadership roles in procurement, operations, or supply chain management.

Work Experience

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Chief Procurement Officer

  • Managed 3 Directors and 4 managers across various departments.

  • Successfully decreased purchase order processing times by over 50% while increasing volumes by 20% year over year.

  • Implemented a procurement strategy playbook resulting in $1M+ Savings, $600K+ Cost Avoidance, and $400K in rebates in Y1.

  • Introduced robotic process automation (RPA) to 5 processes within procurement and accounts payable, driving efficiencies.

  • Increased diverse business spending by over $1M in Y2 and established a diversity council to support further initiatives.

First Brands Group, LLC, Cleveland, OH Director of Purchasing and Procurement (May 2021 – May 2022)

  • Led supplier consolidation efforts, generating $2M in quick win savings and $6M in scoped savings projects across 25 manufacturing and distribution center locations.

  • Supported manufacturing in-sourcing projects generating $35+ million in savings across 8 plants.

  • Generated $24M in pipeline savings projects in Y1 with $4M in renegotiation savings efforts in Y1.

  • Developed global processes for contract management, CAPEX funding approvals, and vendor maintenance.

  • Trained global teams in the USA, Romania, China, and Mexico in negotiations, project and change management, strategic sourcing, problem-solving, and more.

Kent Elastomer Products, Kent, OH Strategic Alliance Manager (October 2019 – February 2020)

  • Signed $700,000 in new and recaptured quarterly business within eastern North American territory.

  • Reduced order entry lead time by 6 days and improved the on-time fulfillment customer scorecard.

PPG Industries, Inc., Strongsville, OH Category Manager, MRO (April 2018 – September 2019)

  • Managed $90 million in industrial supplies across 70 plants and distribution centers.

  • Implemented $2.5 million in cost savings in Personal Protective Equipment, Industrial Supplies, and Packaging.

  • Negotiated outsourced procurement relationship supporting $40 million in spend across 9 locations.

Fortune Brand Water Innovations, LLC (formerly Moen Incorporated), North Olmsted, OH Global Commodity Manager (March 2018 – April 2018)

  • Launched indirect sourcing and supplier capacity planning as new functions within the sourcing department.

  • Negotiated 400+ business agreements ranging from $5,000 to $25 million in spend.

  • Identified projects, negotiated total cost of ownership, and implemented continuous improvement activities yielding over $4 million in cost savings and $1.5 million in cost avoidance.

  • Led parent company’s procurement collaboration team (5 companies) to realize over $2 million in cost savings.

  • Reduced lead times of custom fabricated showroom displays from 12 weeks to <2 weeks, increasing first-year new product launch sales by $12-18M.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Cleveland State University, 2013

    Majors: Marketing, and Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA), Case Western Reserve University, 2019

    Focus: Finance, Strategy, Leadership

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