I joined the team fairly recently – about 5 months ago. S-NET has grown so much in the last few years that managing circuit contracts and vendor relationships was becoming a challenge. So, I was brought on board to oversee all things procurement.
I really wanted a career that would allow me to use my communication and business skills. Purchasing is a field that empowered me to do that. I had a variety of different roles in purchasing, working mostly in the Food and Manufacturing industries. I spent a chunk of my career at Lifeway Foods, where I grew a lot, and to this day I am using the experience and skills I gained there
At S-NET, providing quality circuits at an affordable price and ensuring that clients are protected by advanced Service Level Agreements (SLAs) is critically important. I was brought on board to manage these vendor relationships and negotiate the most advantageous contracts for our customers. In the process, I am also streamlining purchasing to ensure that we are able to keep up with the increasing number of orders as our business grows.
I like working with vendors and maintaining positive relationships. I also enjoy optimizing processes – nothing makes me happier than developing a workflow that saves time and is easier to manage.
I also love learning from my co-workers about cutting-edge technologies such as SD-WAN, Fiber Optic Connectivity, Internet Access and VoIP.
Keeping up with a fast-paced industry is definitely difficult. New products and services get released all the time and I need to make sure I stay on top of all these changes.
We have recently migrated DS1 circuits to Fiber Optic Connectivity to improve reliability and speed for our customers and reduce price per bandwidth. It was a challenging project, but I really enjoyed being a part of it and I am proud of the outcome.
Being able to work in a high-tech environment allows me to learn a lot in a very short amount of time, and I can count on the team for help if I bump into any questions or issues.
I am looking forward to launching new services, like Wireless Broadband and 5G Wireless Networking.
I like to spend quality time with my family. During weekends and days off, I love to travel, skate, walk my dog, go to the movies, read a book, and do everything I can to live my life to the fullest.