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Robert Nichol Jr. , CPSM

Robert Nichol Jr. , CPSM

CPSM | Results-focused Procurement Leader described as the most transformational mindset in the company. Data-Driven | Process-Oriented | People-Centric | Strategic Sourcing | Contract Negotiations | Vendor Management

Washington DC-Baltimore Area

As a Dynamic, Strategic Sourcing Leader, I drive bottom line value via team development and strong relationships.

Defined as an Enthusiastic Procurement Leader, I am passionate about policy optimization and process efficiency from source to pay.

Known as an Accomplished Relationship Builder, I forge genuine connections to produce business results.
Described as Collaborative Team Builder, I revitalized EBITDA growth, honing processes, and augmenting the stakeholder experience.

CATEGORIES NEGOTIATED Benefits | Professional Services | Facilities | Property Insurance | Health Insurance | Software | Marketing Services | Temporary Labor Services | Travel

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS & RESULTS

• GLOBAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION – Chosen as US Project Leader for $56M segment of Laureate’s 3-year global transformation project. Orchestrated group ideation, finance buy-in for benefit reporting, and executive support for systemic change sustainability.

• MOST TRANSFORMATIONAL MINDSET IN THE COMPANY ¬– Selected for the elite “Above the Line Award” by Laureate’s CEO vetted by transformation partner, McKinsey RTS.

• PLATFORM MIGRATION – Executed online Purchase Order (PO) platform migration project for Alpha, worked with Vendors and client during adoptions of Ariba, reducing PO processing time with system changes.

• TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT – Implemented PowerBI and trained Laureate’s global field staff in 10+ countries to use newly developed spend categorization tool.


Experience:

  • Sourcing Procurement Manager (Automation Anywhere)
  • Senior Procurement Manager (Laureate Education, Inc.)
  • Procurement Analyst – Real Estate (Laureate International Universities)
  • Foundry Fund Sub Committee Member (Procurement Foundry)
  • Finance Director – Aftermarkets Parts Division, UPS Contract (Alpha Company 101, LLC)
  • Client Service Director (Robert Half Management Resources)
  • Procurement Manager – Center of Excellence (CoE), US Country Manager (Laureate Education, Inc.)

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