Canda Rozier was most recently SVP Global Procurement & Real Estate, at NTT Security, with responsibility for strategic sourcing, category management, procurement, cost reduction & spend management projects, and vendor contract negotiations, as well as all global real estate and facilities. After joining NTT Security in 2011, Canda was named as a Charter Member of the NTT Communications Global Procurement Advisory Board; she was also Vice President and Global Procurement Advisor to NTT Holdings, as well as a member of the Operating Committee of NTT Global Sourcing Inc. She was responsible for the creation of a global procurement and sourcing organization, as well as the P2P implementation of SAP/Ariba.
With over 30 years industry experience, Canda was previously Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and SVP 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.
She is currently the Owner and Principal at Collabra Consulting, specializing in providing consulting services for strategic sourcing, procurement, cost reduction, operations transformation and globalization.
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 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 globally, and is a 2019 Sourcing Star Award Winner of the SIG Future of Sourcing Award.