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Claudette Calder

Director of Procurement

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Claudette is a dynamic procurement and supply chain leader with extensive experience in driving strategic initiatives and optimizing operational processes. Her ability to lead regional procurement activities, implement category management approaches, and drive cost reductions has consistently delivered tangible results. With a background in engineering and an MBA in procurement and supply chain management, Claudette brings a unique blend of technical expertise and strategic vision to organizational leadership. Her strong communication skills and collaborative approach make her well-equipped to drive cross-functional alignment and achieve operational excellence.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Strategic Leadership: Led regional procurement activities for 15 divisions, managing $2 billion in direct and indirect materials spend.

  • Operational Excellence: Spearheaded digital transformation initiatives, resulting in significant cost reduction and improved procurement responsiveness.

  • Cost Reduction: Achieved a 5% cost reduction in 2023, laying the foundation for a robust two-year savings pipeline.

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

  • Remote Roles: Open to discussing remote opportunities depending on the role and expectations.

  • Compensation Seeking: Seeking a competitive compensation package aligned with industry standards and role expectations.

  • Position Seeking: Pursuing director-level roles in operations, supply chain management, or related fields.

Work Experience

Director, Procurement Mitsubishi Chemical - Charlotte, NCMay 2023 - Present

  • Oversaw regional procurement activities for 15 divisions, managing $2 billion in direct and indirect materials spend.

  • Implemented category-based approaches to streamline procurement processes and enhance supplier management.

Director, Global Procurement & Supply Chain Mitsubishi Chemical - Reading, PAMay 2019 - Present

  • Led direct materials management, supply chain execution, and logistics operations across divisions.

  • Achieved significant cost reductions and savings through effective procurement strategies.

Procurement Manager Armstrong Flooring Inc - Lancaster, PA2015 - Present

  • Managed strategic sourcing of capital equipment, MRO, and energy, achieving substantial cost savings.

  • Implemented process improvements and digital automation projects to streamline procurement processes.

  • Master of Business Administration in Procurement & Supply Chain ManagementThe George Washington University - Washington, DC (December 2002)

  • Bachelor of Science in EngineeringRochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY

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