US Steel takes on new procurement chief

20 June 2013

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20 June 2013 | Marino Donati


United States Steel Corporation has appointed Christine Breves as vice president and chief procurement officer.


Breves will be responsible for the “enhancement and execution” of the global procurement and sourcing strategy for the company. A statement said her initial focus will be on “driving business performance improvements by optimising the company’s procurement spend”. 


She succeeds Michael Hatcher, who has been appointed vice president, business development and real estate.


Welcoming Breves, chief operating officer Mario Longhi said: “Her extensive expertise and demonstrated track record in leading procurement excellence will add immediate value to our company's business performance improvement plans.


“She brings a wealth of strategic sourcing knowledge and practical application that will enable us to strengthen the alignment of our procurement function with our long-range business strategy and optimise the benefits of the Oracle enterprise resource planning platform we are implementing.”

Breves previously worked at Alcoa, where she was chief procurement officer with responsibility for strategic materials, indirect materials and services and capital.  She also led Alcoa's global procurement organisation, which included commodity management, regional procurement operations and the procurement centre of excellence. 

Breves will report to Larry Brockway, senior vice president and chief risk officer.


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