NAPW Inducts Dawn Buchanan, Previous Chief Procurement Officer of Procurement and Supply Chain Consulting, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Dawn Buchanan selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to welcome Dawn into this exceptional group of professional women. She is a great example of how education and passion can lead to new pathways to success.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Dawn Buchanan as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. With 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters, NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.

“I’m pleased to welcome Dawn into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “She is a great example of how education and passion can lead to new pathways to success.”

Driven to succeed and results oriented, Dawn Buchanan has always been inspired to deliver value to business ever since she started her career at Pillsbury in a business analysis group. Her latest position was as the Chief Procurement Officer at an e-commerce company, where she was responsible for transforming their global procurement function and delivering significant savings to the bottom line.

“In addition to my core strength in analyzing and identifying opportunities to drive value, I also enjoy building high-performance work teams to deliver this value,” she said.

Ms. Buchanan is passionate about procurement and staying current on best practices and innovations. Although challenging, she is driven to get the executive suite to see procurement as a powerful, competitive weapon that would add value to their business. Developing a team that shares this same passion is extremely rewarding to her.

Within the near future, Ms. Buchanan would like to see the elevation of the procurement function’s status to get a seat at the C-suite table. She recently returned to consulting where she can create value for multiple companies at once.

Awards & Accomplishments: Master’s, San Diego State University, Operations Analysis

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