SIG University Certified Supplier Management Professional (CSMP) program graduate Cathy Rutherford describes how curcial Governance is in a procurement organization and how it can transform your team for the better.
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Versatile, detail-orientated professional with proven management and consulting experience in the Technology/Data analytic, Financial (banking and brokerage), Construction, Facilities, IT, MRO, R&D, Marketing, Discount Retail and Business-to-Business Exchange environments; 28 years in purchasing and contract negotiations and 15 years in international E-sourcing. Skilled in developing and implementing internal processes that consistently improve business organization and productivity. Cathy career has demonstrated hands-on leader with outstanding analytical and communication skills in providing key information across all levels of the organization.
In her capacity at CoStar she ensures collaboration with the internal business partners and consolidate the global spend within the CoStar family of companies. In addition, Cathy is responsible for ensuring that our supplier partners are meeting all CoStar business requirement and required KPI’s per the company contracts.
In her previous role, Cathy served as Director, Head of Procurement for QIAGEN, a Global Biotechnology Company based in Hilden Germany. Prior to this role, Cathy held a number of Procurement leadership positions within the Retail, Consulting, B2B, Finance/Banking, Construction and Biotechnology Industries. Cathy procurement background stems mainly from experience in Contract Management, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain and leveraging her ability to bring groups together to collaborate both with internal business partner and supplier partners in a global environment.
Cathy received her BS Psychology degree from Winthrop University and Master in Commercial and Government Contract Management form Villanova University. In addition she received her Six Sigma Green Belt from Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc. and CSP from SIG University.