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Expertise

  • Procurement Transformation
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Media and Marketing
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Spend Analysis
  • Sourcing Skills Training

Education

  • BS Engineering, West Point

Gerard S. Preece

Senior Executive with expertise in the Strategic Sourcing of media and marketing expenditures for global businesses

Experience

  • As Senior Consultant for External View Consulting Group and Ark Advisors:
    - Conducted needs assessment and development of agency evaluation criteria
    - Evaluated external agencies and marketing vendors
    - Managed final agency selection and alignment of client stakeholders
    - Negotiated agency compensation and key deal points
    - Analyzed media and marketing services expenditures
    - Consulted on agency/client roles and agency/client relationship optimization
  • As Executive Director for the Matthew Kelly Foundation, introduced and implemented strategic planning, measurements and extensive system improvements
  • As Director of Global/North America Marketing and Media Strategic Sourcing & Operations for Procter and Gamble, headed a 100 person organization that managed the sourcing and execution of $3 Billion per year in marketing programs across P&G brands and vendors
    - Radically improved vendor performance, lowered costs, streamlined processes, improved operating efficiency, delivered stronger controls and improved agency relationships
    - Scope spanned all areas of marketing and media including General Advertising, Media, Promotions, Events, Entertainment Marketing, Public Relations, Sponsorships, Digital/Internet Marketing, Point-of-Purchase Retail, Marketing Data and Research
  • Conducted seminars on strategic sourcing & negotiations for U.S. and Canadian Advertising & Communication Associations
  • Co-founded a professional recruiting business for search, recruitment and placement under both retainer and contingency arrangements
  • Captain in the U.S. Army