Title: Procurement Manager
Company: BayWa r.e. Solar Systems
Education: Pursuing PhD in Business Management, University of the Cumberlands; MS in Global Supply Chain Management, Wichita State University (2020); BS in Management, Imo State University, Earned in Nigeria (2015); Secondary School, Federal Government Girls College, Earned in Nigeria
Career History: Procurement Manager, BayWa r.e. Solar Systems (2023-Present); Supply Chain Consultant, Guidepoint (2021-Present); Fulfillment, Logistics Manager, Merlin Solar Technologies (2021-Present); Logistics Specialist, Amazon (2020-2021); Inventory Supervisor, WIS International (2020); Warehouse Cross Dock Manager, Today’s Man & Woman (2017-2018); Secretary, Hector Limited (2017)
Urenna C. Nwagwu, MS, Procurement Manager at BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for her contributions and achievements in the field of Supply Chain Management.
Ms. Nwagwu’s narrative embodies resilience, intellect, and a deep commitment to transformative excellence. Originating from Nigeria, she embarked on a global academic expedition, earning her Bachelor’s degree in management from Imo State University before delving into the complexities of Global Supply Chain Management at Wichita State University, where she attained her master’s degree.
Ms. Nwagwu’s professional trajectory paints a picture of diversity and adaptability. She has worn several hats, including roles as a logistics specialist at Amazon, an inventory supervisor at WIS International, and a fulfillment and logistics manager at Merlin Solar Technologies. These varied experiences equipped her with a profound understanding of the intricacies of supply chain management, from meticulous inventory supervision to navigating the complexities of global logistics networks.
In her role as procurement manager at BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, Ms. Nwagwu stands at the forefront of sourcing reliable suppliers and orchestrating seamless product movements. Her expertise extends beyond mere managerial tasks; she serves as a beacon of guidance in the realm of consulting, forecasting, and Data Processing, evident in her capacity as a Supply Chain Consultant at Guidepoint. Here, she dispenses strategic counsel to clients, shaping their supply chain dynamics with her insightful perspectives.
Ms. Nwagwu’s contributions extend far beyond the corporate boardrooms. As a dedicated researcher and author, her insights have graced the pages of esteemed journals such as the International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology and the International Journal of Business Management. Her academic pursuits are not merely scholarly; they are imbued with a profound passion for knowledge, dissemination, a trait underscored by her aspiration to become a professor in supply chain management.
Her altruistic endeavors are equally inspiring. Through her volunteer work with organizations like the World Health Organization and Wichita Public Schools, she champions causes that uplift communities. Furthermore, her role as a co-founder of the Talent Producing Ministry and her active involvement as a volunteer staff member at the Discovery Center exemplify her dedication to community engagement and education.
Attributing her success to her family and friends, Ms. Nwagwu embodies the spirit of unconditional love and family unity in her life and work. Her motto is “As long as there’s family, there’s no such thing as too much love.”