Alex Ferris

Alex Ferris

Procurement Director at Reynolds
Dallas, United States

About me

20 years of professional experience holding various management positions in Sourcing, Supply Chain, Logistics and Project Management. Extensive experience setting supply strategy and developing/managing supply sources globally. Experienced in building and leading centralized teams. Key Procurement team member providing M&A input.

Specialties: Global sourcing; supplier management; multi-year contract negotiations; raw material and chemicals background; spend responsibilities in excess of $900 Million annually with multiple direct report accountability.

Positions

Director of Global Sourcing - Indirect, Packaging & Paper
Rank Group / Reynolds
February 2008 - Present (10 years 7 months)
Responsible for strategy and sourcing across Indirect, Packaging and Paper categories.
Sourcing Manager
Alcoa
February 2006 - February 2008 (2 years)
Global sourcing of compounded and specialty resins.
Purchasing Manager
Hamilton Beach
September 2004 - February 2006 (1 year 5 months)
Developed and managed outsourced manufacturing base. Extensive travel to Asia working with the 95% supply base located in mainland China.
Manager - (Sourcing, Supply Chain, Project, Freight Payment)
Honeywell
October 1993 - August 2004 (10 years 10 months)
Multi-functional experience in both corporate and manufacturing environments. Held positions in procurement, supply chain, project management and logistics.

Education

MBA International Business

1995 - 1997 (2 years)
Dean's List all semesters

Bachelor's degree Marketing/Management

1988 - 1992 (4 years)
Studied International Business

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