Sourcing Manager, Global Marketing and Sales Amway
Skip helps lead the procurement of marketing services for Amway, a $9 billion corporation. His responsibilities include collaborating with other cross functional teams focused on creating innovation around cost control, process improvements and other supply chain initiatives. His responsibilities include Supplier Relationship Management projects such as standardizing RFPs, developing onboarding programs for agencies, and establishing metrics for evaluating marketing suppliers. Skip also currently oversees marketing and digital procurement in the APAC regions with responsibility for sourcing the digital and marketing firms in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia.
Prior to Amway, Skip’s background was with advertising agencies where he was responsible for marketing planning, research, development of creative briefs, account management and sales. He worked with brands such as Pepsi, Gerber Baby Foods, Maker’s Mark bourbon and Meijer stores at regional and national ad agencies including Tracy-Locke, Earle Palmer Brown and several others. Skip also started and owned his own business, a sign-making franchise called Signs By Tomorrow. He has been on the Board of Directors at several Ad Clubs, is a frequent speaker at area colleges on marketing procurement, advertising and branding and is actively involved in the community.
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