Senior Buyer Biotechnology Startup in Seattle WA Resume Jon Dickerson

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					                                                  JON H. DICKERSON
                                                   Redmond, WA 98052
                                      (425) 207-3886 /

                                         Senior Procurement Professional
        Biotechnology/ Data Center Construction/ Project Management/Information Technology

Accomplished Senior Procurement professional with notable achievements in Purchasing for premier
companies. Innovative leader skilled at developing start-up business processes. Effective communicator,
negotiator, and strategist. Areas of expertise:    Biotechnology Purchasing and Operations     Capital
Equipment Instrument and IT Purchasing Instrument Maintenance Agreements Construction Contracts
 Request for Proposals Software Licensing Agreements

Notable Achievements:

   Founding Employee, Rosetta Inpharmatics Purchasing and Receiving department
   Merck & Co. Inc. Top Procurement savings for oligonucleotide library execution ($7 million savings)
   Researched and structured agreement for ground-breaking mouse obesity study for genetics
   Member, CB Richard Ellis’ first Procurement Construction team
   Participated in construction management of a new $300 million greenfield data center that was
    operationally complete in 14 months and 5% under budget.

                                             PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CB RICHARD ELLIS LIMITED, Toronto, Canada, 2009 – November 2011
A worldwide property development and management company

Sourcing Manager, Critical Properties:

Member of CB Richard Ellis’ first Procurement Team dedicated to Construction Project Management.

Primary:          Procurement services and program governance for 2 new data centers in Toronto, Ontario:

            $500 million capital projects for one new 355,000 sf greenfield data center and one data center
             expansion for The Royal Bank of Canada.
            Instrumental in establishing processes and documentation for Construction Manager selection
             (prequalification, technical, commercial, and financial evaluations, interviews, scoring matrices,
             final selection).
            Provided all client governance, including all Executive Summary documentation for contract
             award approvals.
            Issued and awarded all consultant contracts for technical disciplines (Structural and Civil
             Engineering, MOE, LEED, Commissioning) and site inspection contracts (site test and
             inspection, geotechnical, site survey, soils).
            With the Construction Manager, managed the prequalification and RFP process, issued
             contracts for all capital equipment, structural services, and mechanical and electrical services
             (40+ subcontracts).
            Procurement liaison, Design Meetings and weekly Site Construction meetings.
            Monthly Construction Manager site review for construction trade progress payments; monthly
             billings up to $20 million.
Secondary: Procurement Lead, The Royal Bank of Canada, Retail by Design Program:

             Managed RFP process to hire General Contractors in five Canadian provinces for RBC bank
              branch renewal project as part of $20 million dollar project for complete interior/exterior fit outs
              and new branch builds.
             Developed prequalification and RFP documentation, managed interviews and evaluation
              matrices, technical and financial evaluation and award, drafted and executed contracts, and
              managed contract compliance with CBRE Project Management.
             Drafted, negotiated, and executed 40+ construction contracts for the program.
             Worked with RBC Branch Design Group to standardize construction materials and researched
              alternative suppliers for material quality and cost savings.

MERCK & CO INC., Seattle, WA                  2002-2007
A worldwide pharmaceutical company

Process Engineering Analyst (2006-2007):

Member of the Merck Process Engineering group dedicated to maximizing performance of capital
equipment, including performance metrics, equipment repairs, asset management, and execution of
maintenance agreements.

             Executed annual instrument service agreements valued at $1.5 million.
             Maintained capital equipment instrument Access database for service maintenance reports.
             Scheduled and managed service technicians.
             Managed equipment disposal services and logistics.

Senior Buyer (2002-2006):
Integrated Rosetta purchasing into Merck systems and policies, with an emphasis on national supply
agreements. Purchasing Liaison to Merck construction management for new research facility build out.
Team member for Merck Easy Buy procurement system rollout. Purchasing contract lead for Special
Project scientific initiatives.

             Merck Top Procurement Award 2006 for saving $7 million by researching, awarding, and
              administering a contract to deliver an oligonucleotide library for automation Managed equipment
              disposal services and logistics.
             Researched scientific providers, issued RFP’s and contract, and managed scheduled deliveries.
             Managed equipment disposal services and logistics.
             Purchasing Liaison to Merck Construction Management during build out of new $300 million
              research facility in Seattle. Assisted Project Management in obtaining building supplies,
              materials, capital equipment, and service agreements.
             Special Project Scientific Agreements: Researched and developed Statement of Work with
              scientific project managers, researched and vetted suppliers, developed, awarded, and
              administered contracts with company attorneys.
             Import/Export specialist for computer server deliveries to Europe and Asia for Rosetta

ROSETTA INPHARMATICS LLC., Seattle, WA                        1997-2002
A start-up biotechnology company acquired by Merck in 2001.

Senior Buyer and Founding Employee:
Built and developed the purchasing and receiving departments at inception. Purchased all supplies, capital
equipment, facility services, and managed vendor relationships during company expansion from 15 to 350
employees in 4 years. Wrote and administered supply and facility agreements.
            Developed all purchasing accounts, process documentation and new business processes.
            Established standing and blanket agreements for laboratory supplies and services.
            Managed laboratory chemical inventory and hazardous waste disposal programs.
            Developed and administered all warehouse and receiving functions, including equipment
             logistical deliveries.
            Authored licensing and legal agreements in conjunction with scientists and attorneys.

IMMUNEX CORPORATION, Seattle, WA             1988-1992
A mid-stage biotechnology company.

Senior Buyer, Research and Development Laboratories:

Principal Research and Development Senior Buyer for 13 scientific disciplines. As part of a two-person
team, supported and procured laboratory supplies and Capital Equipment during company expansion from
250 to 750 employees.
        Developed laboratory supply programs.
        Performed high-volume purchase order placement.
        Executed volume purchase orders and performed invoice resolutions.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, Elmendorf AFB, AK and Scott AFB, IL                1985-1988

Senior Airman, Base Contracting:

Graduated #1 in a class of 67, Lowry AFB, CO in Government Contracting School. Assigned to Alaska
Command Base Contracting as principal pipe, structural steel, and electrical contracting specialist for
construction services (2 years). Assigned to Scott AFB, IL construction management office (1 year).

            Principal Buyer for special weather station project, Aleutian Islands, including all structural,
             electrical, and electronic components for installation.
            Principal Buyer for special weather station project, Aleutian Islands, including all structural,
             electrical, and electronic components for installation.
            Logistics specialist for seaborne barge equipment and supplies, Seattle to Alaska.


Whitman College, Walla Walla WA (2 years)
JD Edwards Certification School

Description: Jon Dickerson is an accomplished senior procurement professional with notable achievements in purchasing for premier companies. As a innovative leader Jon is skilled at developing start-up business processes and is an effective communicator, negotiator, and strategist.