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John Edmondson

Senior Director of Procurement

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

John is a results-driven leader with extensive experience as a Senior Director of Procurement & Stores, possessing a deep understanding of procurement best practices and strategic planning. With a focus on driving innovation and maximizing efficiency, he has successfully managed procurement operations for multimillion-dollar budgets and implemented strategic initiatives to enhance procurement processes and vendor relationships. John's commitment to excellence, coupled with his strong leadership skills, makes him a valuable asset to any organization seeking to optimize its procurement function.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Throughout his career, John has achieved significant accomplishments in procurement management and contract administration. At Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), he led the procurement operations function for budgets exceeding $250 million annually, driving cost savings initiatives and increasing vendor diversity program spend by over 300%. His strategic vision and leadership resulted in savings of more than $5 million annually while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local procurement statutes. Additionally, John's expertise in project management and contract lifecycle management has been instrumental in delivering successful procurement outcomes and driving organizational efficiency.

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, strategic sourcing, or contract administration within public transit authorities or similar organizations committed to operational excellence.

Work Experience

Senior Director of Procurement & Stores Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) - Cincinnati, OH

  • Led and managed procurement operations for multimillion-dollar budgets, driving cost savings initiatives and implementing strategic procurement plans.

Regional Director of Strategic Sourcing - Public Institutions JLL - Jones Lang Lasalle - Tampa, FL

  • Developed and executed strategic sourcing strategies, driving cost savings and margin improvement initiatives for public institutions.

Director of Procurement & Contracts Administration Hillsborough Transit Authority - Tampa, FL

  • Owned and managed procurement operations, developed procurement strategies, and implemented vendor diversity programs.

Project Manager RLS & Associates, Inc - Dayton, OH

  • Led project development and implementation efforts, including procurement policies and organizational planning for centralized and decentralized procurement functions.

Section Chief Illinois Department of Transportation - Chicago, IL

  • Managed programs of projects totaling over $65 million in contracts, implemented contract compliance review programs, and evaluated grant applications.

Management Analyst Ohio Department of Transportation - Columbus, OH

  • Developed business plans for public transportation projects, analyzed transportation improvement budgets, and collaborated with non-profit agencies on community marketing strategies.

Project Manager Piney Bowes Management Services - Columbus, OH

  • Analyzed production operations, managed facility relocations, and led process improvement initiatives resulting in significant cost savings for clients.

  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

  • Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

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