VP / Director of Supply Chain / Procurement
Capital Budgeting / Cost Control / Vendor Sourcing & Relations / M&A
Joint Ventures / Turnarounds / Startups / Growth Strategies / Bilingual
Negotiations / Product Sourcing / International & Domestic Supply Chain
Serving in executive-level positions, Ms. Jennifer Alden has been a corporate partner providing strategic supply chain leadership in a variety of cross-functional, cross-divisional areas within operating groups and across corporations, saving millions of dollars and improving efficiency by double digits. She played integral roles in current and future business integrations and acquisitions in the evolution of Global Supply Chain Networks and with commercial strategic planning processes.
Jennifer’s accountability included all analysis for potential sourcing and feasibility projects and initiatives, (total cost of ownership [TCO] analysis, make versus buy modeling, spend analysis, cost savings potential and all feasibility studies). She established one Procurement department with functional responsibility to strategically source all major commodities totaling nearly $1B in spend, as well as establishing and managing multiple international supply chains.
She managed corporate sourcing managers and directors in all areas and commodities within manufacturing, capital equipment, ingredients, packaging, maintenance parts and services, and indirect services (consulting, temporary labor, marketing and travel) and consistently partnered with the International Purchasing Group to maximize cost savings across regions and improve the contracting process. Additionally, Jennifer partnered with all major stakeholders, ensuring corporate needs were met, assisting in budget management, and monitoring supplier performance.
Her employers and peers would tell you that Jennifer employs superior role model leadership behaviors, leading an organization and influencing others while actively displaying the 4-I’s – Integrity, Innovation, Intensity and Involvement. She drives operational excellence and best practices across supply chain organizations; creates and maintains critical business relationships; displays strong business acumen accompanied by interpersonal savvy; and successfully develops and leads multi-functional projects.