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Yeshanew Girma

P.O. Box #541Excelsior, MN 55331H: (952)949-3091


yg6de25c@westpost.net
SUMMARY
Results orientated procurement professional with 9 years of progressive experien
ce expertise in corporate travel sourcing, expense administration, contract mana
gement, corporate training, negotiations, and strategic planning.
Proven ability to meet or exceed goals by use of excellent interpersonal, motiva
tional and communication skills.
Hands on experience with:
Contract Management Project Planning Business Analysis
Event Planning Reimbursement Processing and Audit Strategic Sourcing
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Accenture, Richfield, MN 2007 2008
Travel & Employee Reimbursement Specialist
Best Buy, Inc., Richfield, MN, 1998 2007
Travel & Employee Reimbursement Specialist
A Karr Company, Minnetonka, MN 1992 1998
Co-owner

Skills and Expertise


Employee Reimbursement Processing and Audit
Managed corporate card credit audits resulting in the recovery of $80K - $100K
per year
Monitored daily expense reports processing to identify errors and correct as ne
eded
Processed weekly corporate card payments
Internal corporate training
Participated in analysis and design to optimize end-to-end employee reimburseme
nt processes
Contract Management
Reviewed contracts hotel and event contracts for Best Buy Corporate Events team
to verify ensure reasonableness of rates and pricing quoted as well as ensure c
ompliance to Best Buy standard contract language
Acted as liaison between Event Planning Team, Legal Department and suppliers to
resolve contract language dispute
Purchasing Card Program Management
Established new accounts for Best Buy employees
Provided cardholder training on purchasing card policies and policies
Performed daily maintenance on existing accounts and resolved issues as needed
Executed monthly audits of purchasing card accounts
Event Planning
Participated in planning department events
Negotiated with suppliers for provision of goods and services associated with t
he events
Coordinated payment to suppliers and completed required reconciliation
Business Analysis
Performed analysis of various T&E expenditures to identify cost savings opportu
nities due to policy non-compliance
Developed process for regular audit of specific expense types to identify non-c
ompliance
Created and executed follow-up procedures to correct non-compliant behavior
Strategic Sourcing Preferred Hotel Program
Assisted with analysis of data to determine need and helped to identify hotels
to be invited to bid
Participated in analysis of bid responses and negotiation
Assisted with selection of properties to be included in the preferred program
House Accounts
Setting business accounts for Best Buy store purchases
Account maintenance

COMPUTER SKILLS:
Windows Ariba
MS Excel Ecapture

EDUCATION
1986 - 1988
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Diploma 1988
McConnell Travel School, Minneapolis, MN
1980
BA Pubic Relations
Addis Ababa University

Reference Available Upon Request

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