CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, December 14, 2011 /Stanford Who’s Who/ — As a result of her brilliant work in business and customer relationship management, Catherine E. Hills is accepted among the premier members of Stanford Who’s Who. Her devotion, knowledge and passion have all contributed to her being acknowledged as one of the most respected professionals in her line of work. She has consistently stood by her principles and qualities throughout her 25 year long professional career, enabling her to become a Global Accounts Partner in Ariba Inc., the largest global trading network for business-to-business commerce, where she deals with multi-national global accounts.
Ariba Inc. is the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. More than 700, 000 companies, including half of the Fortune 500, use Ariba’s solutions to manage their business commerce initiatives. Within a 24 hour period, in the Ariba Commerce Cloud, businesses around the world buy and sell nearly $548 million worth of goods and services, conduct more than 100,000 transactions, save over $60 million dollars in supply costs and process more than 60, 000 invoices and payments.
With nearly 15 years of experience in the industry, Catherine is a specialized business partner. She is highly familiar with the supply chain corporate environment where she has spent most of her practice as a service provider to the procurement profession. She is both a teacher and a leader. Ms. Hills feels a special gratitude towards teaching and learning, as her initial career was launched in education, from which she borrowed her amazing capacity to empower people by coaching and mentoring them. She has years of operational and team management experience, as well as effective business and customer service skills, acquired and developed through hands-on experience, which are to be credited for channeling and ultimately shaping her career into what it is today.
Catherine believes in collaboration and partnerships and is a special advocate of the relationships which she develops with her customers. Ms. Hills has a gift to communicate, engage and interact in a highly effective manner using her life and work experience and qualifications, as well as her innate abilities. Heavily experienced and thoroughly proficient, having set her sights on achieving personal and professional growth through hard work, tenacity and learning opportunities, Catherine leads a fulfilling professional life. Outside her active career, she enjoys downtime with her family and is passionate about philosophy as well as reading that keep her mind incisive and permanently processing. Ms. Hills also enjoys traveling because it offers her the opportunity of meeting new people, visiting new places and experiencing different cultures.
Ms. Hills benefits from three types of educational credits. Her successful career is an indication that the union between her qualifications and experience in education and counseling, qualifications in HR management and Public Relations management and years of “on the job” training, has resulted in success for Ms. Hills. Highly esteemed and valued for her contribution to the development and implementation of numerous and significant projects within multiple Corporate and Public Sector environments, Catherine was also awarded by several associations and societies in addition to her cognizance at Stanford Who’s Who today.
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