Senior Consultant at Vendigital Ltd
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An experienced Supply Chain professional with an extensive international perspective with a record of achievement in delivering significant financial benefits within highly complex and challenging environments across a broad range of geographic locations (Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia).
As a proven leader in Supply Chain I know what ‘bad’ and ‘good’ looks like and the journey required to go from one to another whilst influencing, motivating and inspiring at all levels, providing challenge where appropriate. I have an extensive experience in change management that has been built through delivering lean Supply Chain operational improvements, and substantial Procurement savings across both direct and indirect commodities for global blue chip organisations and SMEs.
I have completed a number of Supply Chain function organisation re-designs projects focusing on performance turnarounds, team development, process improvements and cultural change.
A track record of delivering significant cost savings through the use of best practice processes including Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Negotiation, Relationship Management and Low Cost Sourcing.
Experience of Indirect and Direct categories, including Facilities Management, Marketing, Logistics, Office Supplies, Financial Services, Metals, Electrical & Electronics, Plastics, EIDs, Lasers, Optics, POS, and IT Hardware.
Experience of a diverse range of market sectors including, Automotive, Aerospace, Telecoms, Semicon, Building, Engineering, CCTV, Retail and Fleet Management market sectors.
Specialties: Global Sourcing in Low Cost Countries, Strategic Sourcing, Lean Operations Improvement, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Category Management, Supply Chain Transformation, Project Management & Negotiation.
Working for specialist Procurement Consultancy Vendigital I have been engaged on a number of client projects including,
BAE Systems - Engaged to deliver a number of key procurement projects for a Naval Ships programme
Coats Plc. - Engaged to complete a spend analysis and opportunity assessment across all Indirect and Direct spend across 90 countries.
I completed a contract for a SME CCTV company based in London. Working with the Owner to make recommendations/changes to improve Supply Chain operations. This involved savings negotiations with US based suppliers and sourcing activities within China.
During a period of recruitment for a new permanent Head of Procurement I was responsible for the leadership of the Procurement operations function of the Artform brand of IMI Group. Key achievements delivered during my contract was the successful launch of the two biggest cosmetic products in the companies history for L'Oreal and Coty, and the completion of a buy vs. make feasibility study on internal manufacturing operations.
Short-term contract to complete a diagnostic to identify the maturity of their Supply Chain operational activities, make recommendations of improvement opportunities for 2012 supported by a detailed action plan which included "quick win" savings.
I was responsible for leading the Capex and Opex Procurement organisation to align with the Group business strategy. The project was focused on transforming the Procurement function from one which was under performing, to a value added team delivering positive step changes in areas such as:-
2012 Olympic delivery programme
Elliott brand strategy
Supply Chain cost reductions
A contract leading a Supply Chain operations transformation project that delivered over £2m if financial and lean operational process improvements in Repair and Maintenance spend.
This contract covered responsibility across 14 countries, where I delivered savings for a number of global indirect categories covering Audio Visual, Cardio Equipment, and HVAC.
Short term contract to identify the categories to target for cost savings, and develop the 2009 Sourcing Plan. This involved working with the local category managers to maximise "quick win" savings opportunities, and full category plan projects.
A change program was implemented which delivered multi-million pound cost reductions in the areas of Facilities Management, Marketing, Logistics, Office Supplies, and Financial Services.
During this contract i was based in a town in central Sweden. Project scope included responsibility for the leadership of the Swedish Procurement function for Indirect and Direct spend.
Responsible for the management of all Purchasing and Supply Chain operations for the UK companies. This included direct responsibility for 36 people in Materials Planning and Control, Purchasing, SQA and Logistics, and the development of a IPO in China to support the Western and Asian manufacturing operations.
Responsible for leading a Procurement change programme to outsource key assemblies, implement tactical supplier plans to deliver on-time materials, and securing cost reductions.
Supply Chain VP responsible for the European purchasing operations of the Energy Management Division, reporting to the President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain and the Corporate President of Lean Supply Chain. This included strategic direction and leadership to 77 supply chain professionals across 24 manufacturing plants in 9 countries.
Responsible for a number of Telecoms categories and implementing purchasing cost reductions.
Project Manager responsible for the redesign of all procurement activities within the European Aftermarket business, with sales of $140 million and a margin of $85 million. The existing business was located across 9 European sites and had a supply base in excess of 900 suppliers.
Responsible for implementing cost optimised global supply chain strategies from Low Cost Countries to 18 global manufacturing facilities, the development and growth of an Indonesian JV manufacturing factory.
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