Over the last decade, Steve has successfully completed over 25 SAP Sourcing and CLM (formerly Frictionless Commerce) and Ariba projects, including Ramp-Ups and Upgrades, serving as the global Program Director/Implementation Lead for U.S. and global organizations. During several of these engagements, Steve structured more than 75 eSourcing / Auction events, producing over $100M in implemented savings in categories ranging from complex global commodities to services to indirect materials.
Steve began his career in the US Army where he earned an Army Commendation Medal for actions during Operation Desert Storm. After his honorable discharge from the Army, Steve attended the University of South Florida and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Finance. He gained experience working as Financial Analyst for Harris Corporation in their Management Development Program before he attended the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and earned his Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a concentration in Global Supply Chain Management. Steve joined Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant and attained progressive experience in eSourcing and Auctions, Strategic Sourcing, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Supply Chain Strategy for both U.S. and global clients.
In 2004, Steve started S.M.A. Enterprises, LLC to specialize in eSourcing and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM). He has been engaged by clients directly, as well as by system integrators, consulting firms and SAP to lead complex SAP Sourcing/CLM and Ariba projects for both purchasing and sales contracts. Steve developed the integration approach of SAP Sourcing 5.1 to SRM, MDM and multiple ECC systems while contracted to SAP.
Steve has been the Program Director and Functional Lead for multiple SAP Sourcing/CLM and Ariba implementations for several global companies. Steve and his team conducted numerous upgrades of SAP Sourcing/CLM 5.1 and 7.0 to 9.0 and 10.o, including Ramp-Up programs. Steve and his team are currently leading several 9.0 and 10.0 Sell Side and Buy Side Implementations as well as exploring SAP Sourcing/CLM to Ariba integrations.
Steve is one of the most experienced functional experts and business consultants worldwide with an impressive track record and many satisfied customers. He is one of a handful of consultants that have both real world Strategic Sourcing Category Management and eSourcing/CLM/Ariba experience.
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