J. Scott Dawson, P.E., C.P.M.
5401 Sunflare Way
Lutz, FL 33558
813-230-0916 - cell
Proven supply chain leader with over 15 years experience in delivering world class results to Fortune 500 companies in strategic sourcing, contract management, supplier certification and supply chain software implementation.
Certified Professional Engineer and Purchasing Manager that has led many teams large and small to complete sourcing, IT, and standardization projects on time and under budget.
Excellent communicator whoâ€™s skills have been developed over years of frequent executive presentations, coaching and mentoring, and speaking engagements at supply chain conferences, seminars and meetings.
Strong technical background in productivity and supply chain software applications including Microsoft Office, SAP SRM, Oracle iProcurement, MRO software, Ariba and many numerous others.
Areas of expertise include the following:
Strategic Sourcing Contract Negotiation Contract Management
Commodity Pricing Project Management Performance Management
Supplier Performance Software Selection Vendor Qualification
Jan 2004 â€“July 2009 Enporion, Inc., Tampa, FL
Vice President, Supply Chain
Enporion is software and Services Company that assists its customers in reducing the cost of their supply chain through both process and price savings.
Developed, executed and maintained category sourcing plans for categories including Office Supplies, Computer Hardware, Computer Peripherals, Software, Telecommunications Services.
Led project teams of up to 30 sourcing managers, analysts, and administrative support from seven electric and gas companies to complete over $200M in aggregated contracts for various commodities including wire and cable, pipe valves and fittings, wood utility poles, computer equipment and office supplies. The resulting contracts generated in excess of $5M in contract commissions for Enporion and delivered an average of 8% savings to customers.
Managed a group of strategic sourcing managers and support staff at Progress Energy to source $200M in annual spend for commodities including MRO materials, high voltage circuit breakers, and steel transmission poles. This engagement included training of buyers on strategic sourcing practices and negotiations and produced savings in excess of $10M annually.
Led negotiations with a major steel distributer for a $100M aggregated annual contract for plate and sheet steel. The resulting contract provided for a vendor stocking program which allowed Enporion customers to guarantee a one week lead time and competitive index based pricing in a volatile metals market.
Led teams of up to 25 engineers and purchasing managers from six large electric and gas utility companies to standardize material specifications for key commodities. Successfully implemented joint specifications for commodities such as polyethylene gas pipe and electrical distribution insulators. The polyethylene gas pipe standardization and follow-on sourcing initiative resulted in the largest single order (in excess of $30M annually) for polyethylene gas pipe in North American history and provided in excess of 5% customer savings and higher quality pipe to Enporion customers.
Managed a group of up to 15 consultants, contractors and developers to provide the professional services to design and implement connections to customer Supply Chain systems. Implemented integrations to various ERP and eProcurement systems including SAP R3 and SRM Suite, Oracle (iProcurement and 11i), Ventyx Asset Suite, MRO Software (Maximo), Commerce One, and various other legacy applications.
Oct 2001 â€“ Jan 2004 Enporion, Inc., Tampa, FL
Sr. Director â€“ Product Management
Developed and implemented a return on investment (ROI) financial model to assist 7 large electric and gas utility customers in identifying and quantifying their savings and expenses related to implementing an electronic procure-to-pay process (P2P). The model allows customers to time phase their adoption of various sourcing and technology services and project savings based on actual results of similar companies.
Provided functional product specifications for Supply Chain applications developed and delivered by companyâ€™s electronic marketplace to multiple Fortune 500 Companies. Applications included Electronic Invoicing Presentment and Payment (EIPP), eProcurement, eSourcing, Order Management, Marketplace Catalog, Contract Management and Transaction Routing Hub.
Jun 1996-Oct 2001 Allegheny Energy Greensburg, PA
General Manager, Procurement
Allegheny Energy is an integrated Electric Utility Company headquartered in western Pennsylvania and operating in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Played a key role in determining the feasibility of creating a company to provide an electronic marketplace, strategic sourcing services, and value added services for multiple electric and gas utilities. (This company became Enporion, Inc and has been serving the electric utility industry since 2001). Completed commodity assessments and connections studies for Allegheny and its suppliers. Provided key input to the business requirements and technology selection process, staffing of key positions, and various other startup activities for the new company.
Led a team of 12 purchasing managers, contractors and support staff, to provide $200M annual procurement of goods and services for the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) and Telecommunications Business Units.
Designed, negotiated, and implemented price adjustment clauses based on the Producers Price Index (PPI) and other industry accepted indices to allow for issuance of long-term contracts for various commodities including treated wood utility poles, wire and cable, and paper.
Implemented a vendor stocking program for MRO materials including pole line hardware and safety materials for the T&D Business Unit. This program serviced over 40 separate stocking locations in five states and represented in excess of $5M in annual spend.
Designed and implemented consistent and measurable performance indicators for on-time delivery with major electrical distributers. Results were used to feed a vendor performance system which factored into future bid evaluations.
Provided business requirements and project management for the development and implementation of an automated bid evaluation system. The application, designed for large commodity blankets, merges bids from electronic templates provided in the RFP into a single file and performs an automated evaluation based on the evaluation criteria provided by the buyer. The system would then upload the bid information directly into the procurement system for creation of blanket purchase orders.
Developed and initiated a corporate wide (5000+ employees) Minority Business Program focused on increasing bid participation from MBE / WBE concerns. This program resulted in the increase of MBE bid participation from less than 2% to over 10% for a total purchasing budget of $600M in its initial year.
Feb 1990-Jun 1996 Allegheny Energy Greensburg, PA
Designed and maintained operating procedures and construction and maintenance practices for distribution and sub-transmission lines 69kV and below.
Developed and maintained specifications for material used in Allegheny Energyâ€™s distribution and sub-transmission system including both overhead and underground.
Microsoft Office â€“ Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access
Project Management â€“ Microsoft Project, Primavera
eSourcing tools - Ariba, Emptoris, Procuri
Reporting tools - Cognos, Crystal Reports, SAP Business Warehouse, Oracle Data Warehouse, BIQ Spend Analysis
eProcurement tools -SAP SRM, Commerce One Procurement, Ariba Buyer
Sales tools â€“ Salesforce.com, Goldmine
West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering
Penn State University
Purchasing Management Certificate
REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER License Number PE-045807-E Pennsylvania
CERTIFIED PURCHASING MANAGER Registration # 30143
Compete in various triathlons from sprint to ultra distance including the 2003 Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI which consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run.
Serve as a mentor for the Hillsborough High School robotics team.
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