Sarah is the Director of Business Operations at Bonelli and oversees everything that keeps the business running smoothly, including strategic sourcing, purchasing, inventory management, facilities management, accounting, financial analytics, human resources, community outreach and anything else of random importance. With her 15+ years of professional experience, Sarah has worked for several Fortune 500 companies including Kellogg’s, DHL and Stryker holding multiple levels of supply chain roles. Her experience in industries including fenestration, medical, food manufacturing and consumer goods gives her a unique perspective and a wide range of experience including project management, continuous improvement, product launches, business analytics, contract management and strategic negotiations.
Sarah has passion for building strong supplier partnerships and believes in establishing long-lasting Win-Win relationships. She is also very passionate about building a company culture that is focused on excellence, treating people right, pivoting and adjusting, getting stuff done all the while laughing along the way.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from North Central College in Naperville, IL, but also holds numerous other professional certifications. Her certifications include Supply Chain Management Certified from ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Management- Lean Process Certified (PM-LPC), Certified Management Executive (CME) and is working towards her Women in Leadership Certificate Program.
A native of Chicago, Sarah and her husband now reside in Gilbert, AZ and they stay busy chasing their two busy sons, hiking the beautiful Arizona mountains, home improvement projects and cooking amazing family meals including her Abuela’s famous Cuban empanadas.