Position: Chief Procurement Officer

Stephen Harrington serves as chief procurement officer at Delaware North – a position based at the company’s global headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y. In his role, he leads all global procurement efforts and oversees Delaware North’s Supply Management Services Department as well as its Construction and Development Department.

Specifically, Harrington works with each operating unit to lead centralized direct- and indirect-sourcing and procurement efforts to maximize the value received from suppliers. This includes working with internal stakeholders from initial needs identification to final goods and services delivery.
 
Prior to joining Delaware North, Harrington spent more than eight years as chief procurement officer at M&T Bank, a leading super-regional financial institution based in Buffalo. While in that role, he was responsible for a group of 40 procurement professionals who managed more than $1.1 billion in spending.
 
Harrington’s career in procurement also includes serving as director of global supply chain procurement at Chiquita Brands in Cincinnati, where he was responsible for more than $1.3 billion in supply chain indirect spending in overseeing procurement teams in Belgium, Costa Rica and the United States. In addition, he was director of supply chain and non-production procurement – responsible for nearly $1 billion in spending – with Cadbury Schweppes in New Jersey, and he also served as a senior sourcing manager at Bank One in Columbus, Ohio. His first procurement position was director of indirect procurement at Warnaco in New York City.
 
He began his career as a petty officer in the United States Navy’s Construction Battalion (or “Seabees”). His service included Operation Desert Storm.
 
Harrington earned an MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree at Rochester Institute of Technology. Harrington and his wife, Lori, live in Orchard Park, N.Y., with their children, Keenan and Keira.

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