30 years of experience in Supply Chain management solutions. Prior to OPTIMBUY, as President and Founder of BRC, Bernard has contributed to the bottom line of many Fortune 500 Companies by developing solutions and strategies to achieve cost reductions, generate savings and greater control of their spend. Tasked by Clients to upgrade organization purchasing skills, he has trained hundreds of procurement staff.
Previously, Bernard was Senior VP with Sodexo in charge of Purchasing & Distribution managing a 150 employee organization , annually procuring in excess of $2 Billion of core products and indirect spend. His areas of expertise include team building and motivation, international sourcing as well as category management. Bernard is recognized as a tough but fair negotiator focused on the bottom line. He develops a no nonsense attitude resulting in win- win contracts. OPTIMBUY clients will benefit from his vision, leadership, technical expertise and negotiation skills.