John Viner-Smith

Management Consultant

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About Me

I'm a Procurement-focused Manager, Consultant and Commercial Negotiator. I'm lucky enough to have worked across many industries and locations and strongly believe that Procurement needs, and is ready for, a step-change in performance.

I consult on the subject of Procurement negotiation and train buyers to be more mindful, commercial negotiators either through structured training, coaching or a combination of both.


Professional Information

FUNCTION: Consultant

INDUSTRY: Consulting

CATEGORY: Generalist

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Other

PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Other


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Work experience

Consultant

Procurement Index

July 2013 - Present | London, England

I founded Procurement Index as a vehicle to provide consulting services in Procurement and Negotiation, focused on addressing clients' challenges through consulting, process disruption and skills development.

I'm interested in challenging ways of working that don't add value, working to help clients achieve commercial focus in their Procurement functions and eliminating red tape. I believe that people in Procurement can improve outcomes for themselves and their employers by focusing on core skills and commercialism, understanding and learning from the wider commercial world and challenging process where it does not add value.

Please contact me if you have any questions about consulting, coaching or training.

Education

Ecole supérieure de Commerce de Bordeaux-Ecole de Management

Masters in International Procurement of Procurement

2002 - 2003

Fachhochschule Münster European Business Programme

European Business with German of Business Studies and German

1992 - 1997