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A dynamic purchasing and contracts professional, with over 20 years experience across a variety of leading organisations covering: financial services; property; pharmaceuticals; management consultancy and leisure industries. A highly motivated professional with a demonstrable record of achievement in the key general management disciplines within a highly competitive and challenging environment. A leader who possess strong communications and interpersonal skills. Successes include business development, team building, revenue generation, change management and supply chain management cost control.
JOB TITLE: Commercial Manager
INDUSTRY: Sports & Leisure
CATEGORY: Facilities Management
CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Senior
PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Other
September 2015 - Present | London
Heading up the Commercial function of Facilities Management (FM) analysing advising and delivering on all aspect of operational and indirect procurement for AELTC. Working across all FM spend categories, leading significant procurement projects to deliver a host of tangible business benefits. Working with clients, within a range of spend categories. Investiging opportunities for cost reduction and performance improvement identified, findings and recommendations presented with change implemented as new best-practice procurement and commercial solution
EMEA Associate Director of Sourcing and Procurement for Facilities and Travel
Jones Lang LaSalle
May 2009 - January 2014 ( 4 years, 8 months )
Non IT EMEA Procurement at Jones Lang LaSalle, Managing and delivering Procurement for all Hard and Soft Facilities and Travel Services. Management of strategic procurement function and subject matter experts, based in UK, responsible for EMEA regional. Experienced in consolidation and change management after a company merger in 2011 delivering savings across various business areas in both the supply and demand side of the business.
Accenture Outsouring Delivery Account Manager EMEA For Jones Lang Lasalle
May 2009 - May 2010 ( 1 year )
Procurement Specialist - Sourcing and Category Management all for all non IT categories. Manage overall non IT categories on EMEA basis for Real Estate Client providing periodic reviews of spend, savings reports and industry analysis. Identify and communicate new savings and improvement opportunities to the Client through a defined process. Work with the supplier and the Client to carry out sourcing or change programs to achieve the target savings and improvements.
Procurement Professional Facitities and Travel Services
September 2005 - May 2010 ( 4 years, 8 months )
A recognised specialist in the development and implementation of Procurement, Business Process Outsourcing, Supply Chain and Supplier Relationship Management strategy, deriving a demonstrable track record of significant financial and operational impact. A strategic thinker with strong executional skills - with the ability to see broad supplier challenges affecting the company and to recommend programmed actions accordingly.
• Able to select and deliver strategic wins and day to day tactical results simultaneously, prioritising where the most value is obtained.
• Confident team leader, with a strong presence and a natural ability to motivate
• Sound Commercial acumen.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Procurement Solutions Sourcing Lead UK and Ireland
September 2005 - May 2009 ( 3 years, 8 months )
Proven,results-oriented Manager with significant experience in effective procurement of Shared Services organisations-operations Excellent leadership skills with particular expertise in client relationship management,strategic planning,expense management,project management and reengineering.Consensus building,collaborative leader
Procurement value add delivery of Outsourcing,Off Shoring,Shared Services,Business Process Reengineering,Expense Management
June 2001 - September 2005 ( 4 years, 3 months )
Senior Group Facilities Buyer
November 2000 - June 2001 ( 7 months )
September 1998 - August 2000 ( 1 year, 11 months )
Group Buyer/Unit Manager
July 1994 - August 1998 ( 4 years, 1 month )
Engineering and Services Buyer
The Wellcome Foundation
November 1991 - June 1994 ( 2 years, 7 months )
Woods of Colchester
March 1990 - October 1991 ( 1 year, 7 months )
London Metropolitan University
MSc of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
2004 - 2006
CIPS Purchasing and Supply of CIPS Purchasing and Supply
1994 - 1996
Polytechnic of North London
Post Graduate Diploma of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
1988 - 1989
City of Birmingham Polytechnic
Business Studies and Finance of Business Studies and Finance
1986 - 1988
A levels of Economics & Geogaraphy
1979 - 1985