Canda S. Rozier

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Canda Rozier is the Senior Vice President, Global Procurement and Real Estate, Security Division, at NTT Ltd., with responsibility for strategic sourcing, category management, procurement, cost reduction & spend management projects, and contract negotiations for all procurement, as well as all global real estate and facilities. After joining NTT Ltd. in 2011, Canda was named as a Charter Member of the NTT Communications Global Procurement Advisory Board the following year, and now is a member of the Operating Committee of NTT Global Sourcing Inc., as well as a Vice President and Global Procurement Advisor to NTT Holdings.  

With over 30 years industry experience, Canda was previously Chief Procurement Officer/Senior Vice President Global Real Estate at First Data Corporation, where she led the centralization and globalization of strategic sourcing/procurement and the operational transformation of real estate/facilities management worldwide, and had a senior role in the $29B private buyout of FDC.  She has IPO, acquisition, spinoff, strategic procurement and business transformation experience in the US, Europe and Asia; and providing independent consulting advisory services to Fortune 500 and mid-market companies.  

Previous roles have included senior positions at Unisys/Burroughs and American Express. Canda is on the Advisory Board for the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) and, and is based in Colorado with a BA from Davidson College. She is a frequent contributor to sourcing industry publications, and speaks at industry conferences and events.

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Aug 04, 2019    0

How did you get into this field – was it purposeful or by accident?

Early in my career at First Data, while in a business/product management role, I was asked to assist legal with negotiating vendor contracts.  I quickly realized that I loved it, and I was very good at it!  A year later, the company set up a new global procurement function, “to leverage the purchasing power” of multiple legal entities, and I was tapped as one of...
Jan 17, 2019    0
Tell us about your career path. How did you get into this field? Was it purposeful or by accident? 
My early career was in application/systems development (aka “programming”), but the company quickly learned that I not only was technical, but could also give presentations and was comfortable in customer-facing situations. I moved into pre-sales support and then into a role as a product manager, where one of my responsibilities was...