There is tremendous value from working with an advisor who brings a broad range of experience and leadership and who can act as thought partner and confidante. Procurement executives find days are extremely busy, and it’s hard to find time to think critically about the bigger picture. CPOs have a broad responsibility for continued cost reductions, balanced with managing supply risk and making sure that internal users can get what they need, when they need it - but often don't have a coach that really understands these objectives and trade-offs and can support them one on one.
I have a passion for bringing my experiences and lessons learned to the CPO's I work with, and rolling up my sleeves as that independent thought partner. I understand that listening first, and then providing perspectives and insights that are responsive to the particular context, is critically important to providing advise that’s on target. With many of my clients I have continued multi-year relationships that are not based on a commercial transaction, but on trust and results
My work with senior executives has been focused in Procurement. After thirty plus years leading teams and supporting complex transformations, I bring an understanding of change management and what it takes to effectively bring change.
I bring experience in direct and indirect procurement from multiple industries including oil and gas, aerospace and defense, media and entertainment, and consumer products; and with clients around the globe with transformational projects in Europe, the UK, Singapore, Nigeria, and Russia.