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56 ans


Procurement Director

Expériences professionnelles


Austrian Energy & Environment GmbH / CRU International / Lever Brothers



Austrian Energy & Environment GmbH, Austria – COMMERCIAL PROJECT MANAGER

CRU International (Commodities/Steel), UK – ANALYST

Lever Brothers (Unilever), UK – MARKET RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Société de Conseil et de Management de Transition

Independent procurement business – Director

Mars 2009 - Aujourd'hui

Selected consultancy projects and interim assignments have included :

Flint Group, Netherlands – PROCUREMENT CONSULTANT - 5 month project

Leading global inks producer

  • Managed workstream to standardise global product portfolio and integrate suppliers (following opportunity assessment by McKinsey). Estimate savings through SKU rationalisation, volume aggregation and direct supplier negotiation

Fedrigoni Group, Italy – INTERIM PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR - 7 month project

Leading Italian paper producer with 8 paper mills

  • Managed workstreams in chemicals, intermediate packaging and MRO consumables following opportunity assessment (on acquisition of Fedrigoni by Bain Capital). Achieved savings in all three workstreams through tendering, SKU rationalisation and direct supplier negotiation, as well as adoption of accelerated product trial programs to switch suppliers.

Haltermann Carless HCS, Germany – PROCUREMENT CONSULTANT - 6 week project

Petrochemical producers of speciality oils and solvents

  • Opportunity assessment to establish business case for procurement project of the German business. Fact finding, data driven assessment of the procurement data, process, resources, external stakeholders and suppliers. Established “windows of opportunity” with increased direct Asia sourcing and use of agency agreements

Astec Industries, USA – PROCUREMENT CONSULTANT - 6 week project

Global materials equipment manufacturer for mining, aggregates and infrastructure industries

  • Opportunity assessment to establish business case for procurement and supply chain project of the global business. Fact finding, data driven assessment of the procurement data, process, resources, external stakeholders and suppliers. Identified and presented potential opportunity and project implementation plan

Vacuumschmelze GmbH, Germany – PROCUREMENT CONSULTANT - 18 month project

A Tier 2 high technology manufacturer of magnetic and sensor materials with annual sales of €500m for global auto, medical and household manufacturers

  • Drove procurement savings at the European, Malaysian and China manufacturing locations and saved 20% on thermoplastic part materials through specification updating and tendering

Bernard Matthews, UK – PROCUREMENT TRANSFORMATION CONSULTANT - 9 month project

A British farming and food products company

  • Lead consultant on the major and minor food categories delivering £3m in savings through strategic sourcing, supplier selection and negotiations alongside upskilling the procurement team

Jacobs Douwe Egberts, the Netherlands – PROCUREMENT TRANSFORMATION CONSULTANT - 6 month project

Coffee manufacturer with manufacturing and distribution locations across Europe

  • Implemented new procurement organisation and designed processes for the new combined packaging categories across all the JDE packaging locations, reducing required suppliers and category management headcount

Haier Group, China – PROCUREMENT CONSULTANT - 9 month project

Haier Group is one of the largest white goods manufacturers in China, 80,000+ employees US$29bn revenue

  • Designed and implemented a new contract management system which increased management oversight and control and achieved savings of US$40m in key procurement categories


Shanghai Baosteel is a major integrated steel producer employing 100,000+ and revenue of US$22bn

  • Led a supply chain improvement project and implemented supply chain planning system for specialist consumables, optimizing stock-order cycles and reducing production downtime. Result of 30% reduction in stocks

Nandos Group, UK – PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR - Interim role for 11 months

A premium quick service restaurant chain with 1200+ restaurants in 17 countries including UK, Australia, SA, Malaysia/Singapore and the USA

  • Led the global strategic sourcing programme and implemented 5 works streams in the key purchase categories and packaging to save $12m
  • Re-engineered and setup a new supply chain for non-food items from China and SE Asia to the 17 end-user countries and substantially reduced non-food unit costs by 15-50% depending on sub-category


Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics strategic plan was to set up local sales and productions sites in non-European locations

  • Implemented a new procurement process to integrate Novartis procurement and supply chain activities in Italy/Switzerland with associated companies in South America and Asia#

Sandoz GmbH, Germany – PROCUREMENT INTERIM - 4 month project

  • Led and managed packaging standardization project and achieved savings of 8% on previous packaging format

Chesapeake Plc, UK – PROCUREMENT PACKAGING CONSULTANT - 7 month project

Chesapeake had recently left Chap 11 and UK operation had cash only terms with suppliers.

  • Managed negotiation with suppliers to secure supply continuity and increase payment terms to 1-3 months

Bericap, Germany – STRATEGY CONSULTANT - 2 month project

  • Delivered a market entry analysis which identified a US$8bn market for molded packaging plastic products in SE Asia region. Bericap is a german global molded plastics producer (supplier to the Coca-Cola system)

Closure Systems International, USA – STRATEGY CONSULTANT - 2 month project

  • Completed competitor analysis and market strategy for CSI, a global molded packaging plastics producer (to the Coca-Cola system) which identified regional opportunities for their global corporate growth and investment plan



Mars 2006 - Fév 2009

Led and managed plastic packaging procurement globally, managing a packaging spend of $2.1bn and large team

  • Created, developed and implemented strategic business plans for packaging at Coke bottlers
  • Managed introduction of lighter weight CSD packaging with patented external design with $30m savings
  • Saved $2m in 1 global region by structured tendering and negotiation of plastics film product
  • Developed and implemented supplier relationship management projects with selected global suppliers to transform and energise performance & delivery of innovation initiatives
  • Set up polyolefin supply chain risk project, assessing each global region for supply capability, delivering long-range material supply strategies for the global Coke system and establishing key supplier relationships

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling


Sep 2003 - Fév 2006

Led the strategic procurement of beverage cans and secondary packaging for Coca-Cola Hellenic, 2nd largest Coke bottler in the world with 28 countries under management

  • Led numerous packaging tender processes and contract negotiations with the major beverage can suppliers
  • Fully responsible for aluminium hedging decisions on the London Metal Exchange for aluminium requirements
  • On secondary packaging, implemented an innovative approach of disaggregating to source suppliers of intermediate plastics products, making substantial savings and increasing process transparency



Jan 2002 - Août 2003

Managed new start-up optical services company and implemented business plan including setting up and embedding all processes for customer, products and internal management

  • Managed profit centre operations, reporting, recruitment, relations with external partners and banks
  • Led negotiation to buy insolvent competitor from administration. Secured VC funding from local partners

A.T. Kearney


Août 1997 - Oct 2001

AT Kearney is global management consultancy with large track record in operations, supply chain and procurement.

Joined as fresh MBA and rapidly gained experience and knowledge of procurement. Led numerous client teams through structured procurement processes

  • Contributed to numerous techno-commercial negotiations for procurement of raw materials & capital equipment following a structured methodology in conjunction with client teams
  • Managed team procurement operations involving planning of work schedules, material planning & developing vendor base to source competitively priced materials and equipment
  • Led project team in strategic sourcing, process re-development & logistics at European steel producer. (Corus Group). Identified and obtained procurement savings of Euro 4.5million
  • Directed strategic sourcing and supply chain process development project at UK nuclear engineering technology group (Rolls Royce) and achieved savings of £13million



     School; Erasmus University, Netherlands B.Sc - MBA Rotterdam; of Management



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