Procurement & Supply Chain

I create (design, implement and run) disruptive procurement and supply strategies with colleagues around the World.

I’ve been involved in Procurement and Supply all of my working life and progressed through many roles, including:

  • Warehouse Operative
  • Forklift Driver and Commercial Vehicle Driver
  • Buyer and Senior Buyer
  • Procurement Manager and Senior Procurement Manager
  • Senior Procurement and Supply Chain Manager
  • Senior Procurement and Supply Chain Innovation and Development Manager
  • Interim Procurement Consultant
  • Principal Consultant
  • EMEA Procurement Director

I self-funded my CIPS professional diploma (and was awarded MCIPS in the early 1990’s). I have taken a raft of other professional courses including:

  • CIPS Advanced Negotiation Course
  • CIPS Advanced Presentation Skills Course
  • Coping with Difficult People Course
  • Huthwaite SPIN Sales 2 Day Residential Course
  • Implementing BS13485
  • Practical Influencing Skills Course
  • Professional Leadership 5 day Residential Course
  • Project Management the Unipart Way Course
  • e-Auction in-house Quick Sourcing

Some of my highlights include:

  • Creation of a Boutique e-Procurement Consultancy, culminating on business with the private sector
  • Twice implementing elements of our e-Procurement Consulting capability across 10 Countries (inclusive cost down, eSourcing, Cash Recovery and Spend Analysis) and 22 Countries in EMEA and globally
  • Working with government including the Home Office, the DfE and NHS in various capacities
  • Creating and running an outsourced Heading 45 Consumable Managed Service for Cardiology and Radiology at UHL Hospitals worth more than £170m
  • Devising a Buying Hub Pilot solution for the DfE supporting 900 Schools
  • Creating a new Sourcing and Transformation business line within an established Consultancy firm
  • Winning £900m 4 Year Framework for direct award and mini-comp activities
  • Devising Business Propositions including business Alliances and Marketing collateral
  • Creating Procurement Transformation plans for major EMEA wide blue chip companies
  • Concluding negotiations and rolling out a £40m Travel Management Solution
  • Building high performing teams including recruiting and mentoring
  • Devising and implementing EMEA wide cost down programes
  • Subject matter expert devising and implementing multiple e-Procurement and Supply Chain Software solutions using Salesforce and others
  • Planning and Building a Central Warehouse for a well known Franchise
  • Categories I’ve managed include Commercial Vehicles, Bus, Automotive, IT and most Indirects

If you’d like to see more, please check out my LinkedIn profile.

I am always open to offers to experience more that life has to offer. If you’d like to connect please click here or call me on 07494 294885.

Thank you.

© 2019 Bob Thompson MCIPS