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Julie Brignac

Julie Brignac

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Purchasing and Supply Chain


Julie Brignac is a Principal at Vantage Partners, and a member of the firm’s sourcing and supply chain management practice.  She has worked as a transformational leader in globally matrixed organizations, with over 20 years of strategic and operational experience in supply chain management, international outsourcing, sales and operational planning, procurement transformations and business process improvement initiatives. 

Julie began her career began at E.I. du Pont, assuming responsibilities in Supply Chain Operations and Project Management at five key manufacturing sites throughout the United States, while engaging as a member of the field program for Finance professionals.  Over the next ten years, Julie took on roles with increasing leadership responsibility in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Quality and Lean Six Sigma, Operations, Sales, Finance, and Procurement – with Honeywell, Newell Rubbermaid – Sharpie Brands, and Australian-based Brambles Limited (where she led both the Procurement and Lean Six Sigma deployments for all Brambles’ businesses worldwide).  Julie served as the Vice President of Purchasing at Sharpie, and Chief Procurement Officer at Brambles.  

Julie’s experience also includes launching and leading boutique consultancy QuantumSix Solutions, Inc.  Her work there focused on the design and implementation of supply chain and business process improvement solutions to help companies sustain efficient operations and drive significant savings.  She is the inventor of The RoSS Model®, an end-to-end project benefit financial validation process that helps organizations predict, report, and reconcile project benefits to financial statements, specifically in the supply chain arena.  

Julie is a certified instructor for specific methodologies, such as the Herrmann Brain Dominance Theory, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and all levels of Lean Six Sigma.   She is certified as an Associate Adjunct Professor for the Undergraduate School of Supply Chain Management at the University of Maryland, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Online Learning for the Whitman Business School for Syracuse University.  Julie has also worked with the University of Tulsa’s business school to support local companies in their continuing education efforts in both the Supply Chain and Lean Six Sigma arenas.  Julie also regularly serves as a keynote speaker for supply chain and business process improvement conferences around the world.  

Julie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where she was a Bailey Tiffany Scholar, and a graduate degree in Business Administration and International Business from the University of Maryland University College.  She is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Expert and a Certified Purchasing Manager by the Institute of Supply Management.


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