Jeff Pattee, Category Leader – Raw Materials
Mr. Pattee has 33 plus years of procurement experience. He has been in the spend management consultancy field since 2002, preceded by 2 years with Favorite Brands Incorporated as Director of Procurement – Commodities / Finished Goods. Prior employment at Quaker Oats and C F Industries spanned 19 years within the respective procurement groups. Past roles have included Senior Purchasing Manager of Packaging Materials; Senior Purchasing Manager Commodities / Ingredients and Manager Ingredient Purchasing.
Experience: Mr. Pattee has directed a significant number of raw materials-related cost reduction initiatives for major consumer package goods companies. This list includes Hormel Foods, ARYZTA, Cargill, Tyson and Specialty Brands over the past twelve years to name a few. Client deliverables have included consistent cost reductions, development of risk management tools, creating preferred supplier identification processes, supplier engaged product development and improved supplier relationship management.
Education & Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts – Drake University
Holds patents for sixteen bottles and closures