JPDean Consulting has 28 years’ experience building, implementing, fixing challenges, improving vendor relationships, saving money, negotiating contracts to your benefit all while implementing best practices and moving teams to the next level. We are more than a supply chain consultant, we know how to not only improve your business, but how to improve your team for long term benefits for both your company and your employees. Supply Chain is one of the most critical support functions in your business. My extensive experience in supply chain, procurement, management, employee retention and more will prove to be an asset to your business.
I am very excited to join the MetaOps/Meta Experts Team as a consultant in addition to my own practice.
Overview of MetaOps/MetaExperts
MetaExperts™ offers Extreme Talent and Interim executive resources for Operational Excellence on demand. We provide the talent you need where, when and for as long as you need it. No more lingering overhead, no more resources without the right skills, and no more waiting to find the right person to make it happen fast.
Our deeply skilled Talent Architects and Talent Specialists have the expertise, and industry know-how to match your unique challenge with the best MetaExpert to solve it.
Operational Excellence (OpEx) experts become MetaExperts by invitation only. MetaExperts undergo a rigorous 300+ point evaluation process to ensure our clients receive the skills and expertise they need for the outcomes they seek.
When you work with MetaExperts™, you’re working with the best. We deliver the interim top talent to get it done.
Master Instructor NPLA
I am honored to be a part of the NLPA team as a Master Instructor in Supply Chain. You can see my bio here: https://www.certitrek.com/nlpa/meet-the-team/.
About the NLPA
NLPA (Next Level Purchasing Association) is the most sought out online educational resource for procurement professionals; from entry-level buyers to executive-level practitioners.
As a global organization founded in 2000, Next Level Purchasing has helped clients in over 150 countries throughout the world to establish and utilize procurement best practices leading to the achievement of better results than ever before.
Leading Online Procurement Training
Prestigious organizations - including many Fortune 500 companies - from over 100 countries throughout North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia have enrolled their purchasing professionals in the Senior Professional in Supply Management® (SPSM) Program and online procurement training from Next Level Purchasing.
Leading Procurement Certification
Next Level Purchasing is the only provider of the SPSM®, SPSM2® and SPSM3 Certifications. Having been earned in over 90 countries by every level from new buyers to executives, the SPSM® Certification is the most globally-recognized and relevant certification.
World's Largest Professional Procurement Association
The Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) brings together over 280,000 purchasing professionals (including 15,000+ executives) from around the globe the form the world's largest procurement association.
AvantStay, Director of Supply Chain
AvantStay works towards changing the short-term rental industry by offering a first-class experience for our guests. Originally hired as the Director of Procurement with one division, I was quickly advanced to the Director of Supply Chain managing nine divisions, Procurement, Sourcing, Inventory Management, Fulfillment/3PL relationships, Data Management, Project Management, Contracts, Operational Storage and Supply Chain systems (ERP, P2P, vendor systems). The goal of my teams was to provide a world class Supply Chain that is compliant with SOX/IPO readiness, insurance, risk management while maintaining industry best practices and work cross functionally across the organization to achieve strategic and tactical goals. The company grew from 250 active units to 1,000 active units during my time and we experienced no shortage of products to support that growth.
Sonder, Global Procurement Manager
The Ferndale Property Management Group, Director Of Purchasing
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc, Director Of Purchasing
Global head of Procurement and Purchasing for Sonder. Sonder is a $1.3 Billion dollar startup that just completed Series E funding and is changing the world of hospitality. I was responsible for two teams, one in Denver, Colorado and one in London, England. My team managed over 300 vendors and spend exceeding $60 million. Team size was 30 members globally. I conducted RFP for the Spend Management Tool, doubled the amount of core duties the department contributes to the Sonder goal. Worked cross functionally to prepare for IPO/SOX compliance. Part of the Contract team and the Risk Management team. Has recreated our vendor onboarding and consistently guaranteed supply to our end users through vendor partnerships.
Multifamily real estate firm with 15 properties in Colorado, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. My position consisted of vendor management, contract management, all legal, liens, insurance, administrator for the purchasing/ERP system, billing, training, and RFP’s.
875 restaurants and 3 brands (Einstein Brothers, Noah’s, and Manhattan Bagel) with company owned license and franchise stores. Budget of $220 Million +, RFP’s, RFQ’s, manager of a team of 4. Supply Chain representative for the Caribou Coffee and Einstein’s cobranded stores, opened 15 new concept stores in 2015. 1,100 SKU’s for all brands and main buyer for the bagel production plant. Over $4 million dollars in savings accomplished by commodity strategy, contracts, and RFP’s.
Denver International Airport, Contract Administrator
The City and County of Denver operates Denver International Airport, the 5th largest airport in the United States. The job of the Commercial Division, Operations and Analysis is to do Administration and Compliance of the over 150 contracts including Services, Food and Beverage and Retail.
My job duties included Financial Verification, Collections, Surety, Insurance, Review and Analysis, Variance and Trend Review, Operations Administration, Pricing, Merchandise, Hours of Operation, Customer Service, Field Inspections, Contract Compliance and Enforcement, Policy Review, Audit Response Support, Mid-Term Refurbishment Coordination, Snow Emergencies, Propworks Database Management, Field Maintenance Reports, Asset Management, Environmental Health and Safety Rules and Regulations and System Shutdown Processing.
Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort and Casino, Senior Director Of Purchasing and Supply Chain
Created and managed the centralized Purchasing Department, handling 40+ internal customer departments. Managed purchasing and vendor contracts for all departments including maintenance, food & beverage, printing/print management, IT, outside sales, golf course, gift shops, janitorial (EVS), housekeeping and office supplies.
• Created all legal documents relating to purchasing, established Contract Management system
• Liaison with Tribal Government, including the Board of Directors and Tribal Council
• Advisor to department heads for new projects, budget creation, and scope of work
• Submitted RFP and RFQ from all vendors
• Created company-wide Policies and Procedures to control costs and increase overall quality:
o In first year, saved the company over 10% from the total budget
o Created the Green Team to increase sustainability and reduce costs
o Consolidated over 40 departments in less than 12 months
o Grew the department from one individual to three full time employees
o Department originally budgeted for six employees, but has been kept to three to save company money
o One business day turnaround on all P.O.’s
o Implemented the property's first ERP system
o Saved over $3 million in the first year
o Responsible for over $40 Million in spend
o Successfully negotiated company out of a restrictive 5-year contract with a 5 year auto renewal to a month to month contract with 10% more savings and more free equipment
o Streamlined CAPEX procedures to include less paperwork for management while making the decision-making process smoother for the Executive Management
o Installed ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics GP) and Business Portal
o Requisition administrator for online purchasing system
o Head of training for online purchasing system
Di Lusso Bakery Cafe', Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain
During my time with Di Lusso Bakery Cafe, the company experienced strong growth in the market, increasing their presence from six retail locations and retail/wholesale coffee to selling coffee and biscotti nationwide.
Guided company through three different mergers/acquisitions in four years. Promoted from Store General Manager through Operations to eventually become the Vice President of Operations. As the VP of Operations, responsible for all operations departments (purchasing, shipping/receiving, administrative offices, retail stores, wholesale sales, national sales, human resources, new talent acquisition, public affairs, etc) and the associated employees for both businesses.
• In four years, increased both companies national presence by 300%
• Increased local presence by over 200% in wholesale and increased retail sales by 150%
• Cut bottom line costs by 25%
• Created nationwide distribution chain through wholesale distributors
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Ocean Systems Technician and Analyst and Intelligence Specialist 3
IUSS Alumni. Ocean Systems Technician and Analyst and cross rated to Intelligence Specialist. I have held a Secret, Top Secret and Top Secret SCI clearance.