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Gary Forsyth

Assistant Director IT Procurement

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Gary is an energetic and resourceful leader known for his expertise in strategic sourcing, vendor management, and process improvement. With a background in business process re-engineering (BPR), he possesses a unique ability to identify inefficiencies and implement solutions that drive operational excellence. Gary's strategic approach to procurement, coupled with his strong project management skills, enables him to deliver tangible results and achieve cost savings while maintaining a focus on risk mitigation and stakeholder satisfaction.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Throughout his career, Gary has achieved significant accomplishments in strategic sourcing, vendor management, and procurement operations. At Vertiv, he added $15 million to the bottom line while improving processes and generating $2.5 million in savings within the first four months. His expertise in running RFPs and negotiating contracts has consistently resulted in substantial cost savings and process efficiencies across multiple organizations. Gary's ability to develop and implement procurement policies, streamline sourcing processes, and optimize vendor relationships has been instrumental in driving organizational success.

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: Director-level roles in strategic sourcing, and procurement.

Work Experience

Assistant Director IT Procurement Crowe LLP - March 2023 to Present

  • Managed the IT procurement department, achieving savings goals and mitigating risks through standardized procedures and improved supplier relationships.

Senior IT Procurement Consultant NDA with Clients - January 2023 to March 2023

  • Provided consulting services to clients, addressing Oracle Java SE contract concerns and achieving significant cost savings through RFPs.

Global Procurement Manager IT Vertiv - February 2021 to December 2022

  • Led a team and developed global sourcing strategies, resulting in $2.5 million in savings and successful RFPs with over 87% hard dollar savings.

Category Manager NDA with Clients - January 2018 to December 2021

  • Managed IT category spend for multiple clients, developed RFPs, and implemented procurement processes and policies, delivering savings and efficiencies.

Purchasing Manager/Senior Buyer OCLC, Inc. - January 2016 to December 2018

  • Led global procurement operations and implemented new procurement processes and policies, achieving cost savings and process improvements.

Sourcing Consultant NDA with Clients - January 2014 to December 2016

  • Collaborated with clients on strategic sourcing initiatives, achieving significant savings and risk mitigation through contract negotiations and process improvements.

ITO Service Delivery Consultant IV HEWLETT PACKARD / ES SLED - January 2011 to December 2014

  • Managed corporate quoting, asset management, and purchasing processes, leading successful projects on data center consolidation and office design.

Commodity Manager Worthington Industries - January 2008 to December 2009

  • Managed IT and telecom contracts, achieving substantial savings and improving vendor relationships through strategic sourcing initiatives.

IT/Telecom Sourcing Consultant Nationwide Insurance Co. - January 2005 to December 2008

  • Served as the senior sourcing contact for strategic sourcing initiatives, achieving savings and risk mitigation for hardware, software, and telecom contracts.

Strategic Sourcing and Consulting Multiple Organizations - January 2000 to December 2005

  • Produced savings and cycle time improvements through process improvements and strategic sourcing initiatives across various industries.

  • Bachelor's Degree from DeVry Institute of Technology, Columbus, OH, May 2012

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