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Purchasing / Procurement & Supply Chain Consultancy & Interim Management CV

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Consultancy & Interim Management Profile

Interim purchasing executive experienced in mergers & acquisitions, change management, strategic & tactical purchasing practises, supplier cost reduction programmes, ERP implementations and purchasing department start-ups, with experience of a wide variety of demanding industries and managing global / pan European purchasing organisations. Working through own limited company with professional indemnity insurance to deliver break-through purchasing performance improvements in businesses often with significant French speaking interests. Typical assignment duration: one year. Most recent assignment: two years.

Purchasing & Supply Chain Consultancy Experience

  • 6.5 years

Purchasing Interim Management Experience

  • 9 years

Purchasing Transformation Programmes

ERP, e-Sourcing, Purchasing & Materials Management System Implementations

Purchasing Category Management

  • Achieved pricing for contract hire of 400+ pan-European vehicles, equivalent to fleets more than ten times larger through reverse auction - Pharma
  • Managed a major active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) category – Pharma
  • Saved £ XX m + during post-merger integration through industry leading category strategy & outsourcing ~60 employees. – Financial Services
  • Outsourced train cleaning (21 employees) - measurably improving quality and saving 23%
  • Established Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) for professional services to deliver targeted year on year cost reductions – Financial Services
  • Led European plastic purchasing strategy team for 3 business units in France & Germany - Automotive
  • Benchmarked global sub-contract contract electronics manufacturing (CEM) market to support annual negotiations with supply partner - Automotive
  • Negotiated rebate on air travel spend for group companies in the UK of 18%
  • Championed multi-disciplinary team to resource key polypropylene plastic extrusion, saving >25% - Automotive
  • Introduced strategic Asian raw material supplier. Reversed quarterly price increases into saving 23% - Automotive
  • Used EU public sector procurement rules - Rail
  • Captured low density polyethylene savings on £1.4m spend (38%) - Automotive
  • Negotiated 7% saving on annual chemicals raw materials spend in eight weeks including: 19% savings on rubber compound, 16% to 27% savings on chemicals spend, 30% savings on pigments/colourings - Polymers
  • Led team to benchmark 200 suppliers to formulate category purchasing strategy using Booz Allen strategic sourcing methodology - Aerospace
  • Led pan-European purchasing team for specialist active electronics category - Automotive
  • Developed and implemented Unix workstation and software purchasing strategies - Automotive

Supplier Cost Reduction Programmes

  • Led team to develop company-wide Strategic Supplier Cost Reduction Programme - launched internationally - Aerospace
  • Diagnosed and implemented 10% labour savings for key supplier within a four week period – Aerospace Client & Supplier
  • Initiated 30% labour savings leading to £1.8m cost reduction at plastics manufacturer – Automotive Client – Polymer Supplier

Project & New Product Introduction Purchasing

  • Sourced & qualified a new local suppliers for confidential/strategic new market development programme - Automotive
  • Developed microprocessor purchasing strategy for new RF transmitter product platform with R&D team - Automotive
  • Managed capital equipment purchasing for plastic moulding tools - Automotive
  • Managed purchasing elements of product down costing programme including value engineering - Automotive

Supply Chain Management Consultancy

  • Developed competitive supply chain strategies to maximise gross margin for key categories - Retail
  • Led several intensive supply chain diagnostic studies to identify improvement opportunities - Aerospace, Automotive.
  • Analysed demand vs. inventory levels to identify opportunities to deliver £ 0.5m savings. – Global Telecoms
  • Designed supply chain change programme to reduce raw material stocks by 50% - Polymers
  • Re-engineered outbound supply chain using Lean Manufacturing principles – saving: 30% of labour and 85% of lead times - Media
  • Re-engineered replenishment process for multi-site business, saving labour & inventory by closing stores - Rail
  • Analysed requirements and selected cell materials planning and control system - Automotive
  • Through Kanban systems, reduced stock by 70% in defence business and achieved nil stock-outs and 85% reduction in lead times between suppliers and automotive industry customer.
  • Developed international multi-site make vs buy/manufacturing strategy – Electrical Systems

Contract Drafting & Management

  • Negotiated contract for IT systems (hardware & software including SLAs) – subsequently adopted by all of ex British Rail (£100m)
  • Led negotiations for engineering spares contract (£175m) for all newly privatised train operating companies

Professional Education & Institution Membership

  • Loughborough University of Technology - Bachelor of Technology (2:1 Hons) - Production Engineering & Management - 4 year thin sandwich
  • Sponsored by both GEC-Ruston Gas Turbines and GEC-Napier Turbochargers
  • Chartered Engineer (C.Eng)
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (M.I.Mech.E.)
  • Member of the Chartered Institution of Purchasing and Supply (M.C.I.P.S.)


  • British
  • Languages: English – mother tongue. French – able to negotiate
  • Based - West Midlands

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Client Reference
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“We would like to take this opportunity to recognize you for making an outstanding contribution to the SHELL Due Dilligence and Integration effort".

"Your involvement has been integral to the success of this undertaking. We recognize the importance of your contribution and greatly appreciate the work you have done"

"Thanks for all the effort re. the Shell integration. You have played a critical role in establishing purchasing in many ways a pioneer. Appreciate the dedication".

Excerpt from the European Vice President of Supply Chain's "Applause" award following, the acquisition and integration of four chemicals plants from Shell and the over-delivery of targetted synergies.

NOVA "Applause" European Head of Procurement Practice Management