Bauer Alumna Named “A Rising Star”

Published on April 21, 2016

Recent Supply Chain Grad Included on 30 Under 30 List for Supply Chain

Leandra Taylor

Leandra Taylor (BBA ’10) was named one of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars by the Institute for Supply Chain Management for her role as a Deepwater Projects contracts manager for Shell Offshore Inc.

Bauer College alumna Leandra Taylor (BBA ’10) hasn’t been out of college for long, but she’s already among the top professionals in her field.

The Institute for Supply Management recently named Taylor one of their 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars. Taylor was nominated for her contributions to Shell Offshore Inc. through her role as a Deepwater Projects contracts manager.

“Whether it’s helping to create adequate scopes of work to avoid ‘scope creep,’ negotiating a reduction in cost, or conducting a strategy review, I know that my efforts help Shell to deliver products and services at a lower cost while maintaining quality and schedule requirements,” Taylor said.

She added: “It’s also rewarding to know that I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing. Having majored in supply chain management with a strategic sourcing certificate, I consider myself very fortunate to have landed a role that I learned about in school.”

The 30 Under 30 program recognizes young individuals from around the country who have demonstrated leadership, innovation and other outstanding attributes in the supply chain field.

Taylor credits Bauer College with providing her professional resources and leadership opportunities. As a student, Taylor was involved with the Bauer student organization ISM Bauer, now known as Bauer Sourcing and Procurement Organization (Bauer SPO), where she honed her networking and interviewing skills. She also took advantage of professional resources offered by the Rockwell Career Center, as well as mentoring from several Bauer faculty members.

“I was fortunate enough to have the support of amazing staff such as Clinical Assistant Professor Victor Wayhan and the Rockwell Career Center’s Career Development Specialist Oliver Blanco, who spent countless of hours with their students to discuss possible career paths, interests and passions,” Taylor said. “Their dedication and zeal to see their students succeed was very evident, and it motivated us to strive for the better.”

In addition to the 30 Under 30 recognition, Taylor was chosen as one of three spokespersons to represent the program and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Supply Chain World magazine.

By Priscilla Aceves

Posted Under: Alumni

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