Marie leads all planning, development, and implementation of procurement programs for the U.S. Armed Forces at Armor Express. Among her key responsibilities, is overseeing the provision of technical expertise and support of the Department of Defense’s body armor acquisition initiatives, ensuring that desired outcomes are accomplished. This includes evaluating contract proposals and purchase orders, and the efficient administration of contract awards for the U.S. Armed Forces and it’s respective branches.
Marie comes to us with a unique combination of military and commercial experience spanning several different key areas. She served as a Logistics Officer and Program manager in the Navy at various bases around the world where she received numerous honors and awards for her service. Marie then joined Starbucks as a Global Sourcing Manager where she developed suppliers, negotiated contracts, and oversaw key supply chains in order to hit demand requirements. Marie then worked for King’s Hawaiian where she managed critical programs to reduce manufacturing cost in order to improve margins. Marie brings with her 15 years of cross-functional and global cross-cultural experience in Supply Chain Management along with direct and indirect sourcing.