Marisol Buchanan

Marisol Buchanan

Chief Officer

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About Me

Analytical and astute procurement expert and problem-solver specializing in driving maximum organization effectiveness and competitive advantage through process re-design and change management. Incorporating experiences in both strategic and operational roles in Procurement, business development, change management, and process improvement from privately held to Fortune 100 companies.

Specific experience in:
> Developing & process architecting global and regional "Source to Pay" processes/systems
> Leading/developing/implementing global transformational process projects
> Developing/implementing sourcing strategies,and preferred supplier processes to achieve significant cost reductions and improved quality
> Developing/implementing efficient and standardized global procurement processes for transacting billions dollars of spend
> Designed process for global teams to implement Shared Services teams and procurement transactional processes/systems (Ariba & SAP) in the Americas/Europe/Asia

Specialties: Global Procurement Operations || Sourcing || Negotiations || Process Architecture || Program Management || People Development || 6Sigma || Contract Administration || Supplier Management || Supply Chain || Change Management


COMPANY NAME: PREMIKATI

JOB TITLE: Chief Officer

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: IT & Telecommunications

CATEGORY: Professional Services

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: CEO

PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Ariba


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Work experience

Global Partner Advisory Board

SAP Ariba

August 2018 - Present

Leadership Council Member

National Small Business Association

September 2017 - Present

NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. As a recognized leader in the small-business community, I have joined the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as we work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C. Additionally, I will serve on the Small Business Technology Council (SBTC), the NSBA Economic Development Issues Committee, and the Health and Human Resources Issues Committee.

CEO

Premikati, Inc

May 2009 - Present

Premikati is a Woman Owned, WBENC certified, Management Consulting and BPO firm that is specifically tailored to Procurement and Supply Chain. We assist our clients, both Buyers and Sellers, with all facets procurement strategy and operations. Premikati employs procurement executives, attorneys, contract management professionals, Six Sigma Black Belts, and certified Change Masters with extensive experience either inside or consulting with many of the Fortune 100.

Premikati is an SAP Silver Partner and is a seller of SAP Ariba software. Also, Premikati is a global SAP Ariba BPO Partner and uses SAP Ariba’s technology to perform contract management services for large enterprise companies, as well as companies under $500 million in annual revenue, and in doing so, eliminate many of the barriers that prevent them from pursuing digital strategies. Additionally, Premikati is an AON Cornerstone Partner and is assisting AON's customers in contractual risk mitigation.

President and CEO

Premikati

February 2009 - Present | Indianapolis, IN

Education

University of Iowa

B.A. of Critical Thinking

1999 - 2002