Julia Davies

Julia Davies

Procurement & Supply Chain Coach

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JOB TITLE: Procurement & Supply Chain Coach

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Professional Services

CATEGORY: Executive

Work experience

Procurement & Supply Chain Coach

Sharing in Growth

September 2016 - Present | UK

Sharing in Growth works with businesses in the Aviation and Defense sector, developing highly valued manufacturing for this generation and the next. I work with clients primarily to improve the supply chain functions in developing skills and processes to underpin business growth and job security, making UK businesses more productive.
My clients are across a wide range of manufacturing processes and products, and geographically distributed across the UK, which makes every day exciting!

Global Purchasing Manager

Kautex Textron CVS Ltd

April 2014 - September 2016 ( 2 years, 5 months )

Global Purchasing Manager at Kautex Textron CVS Ltd

Global Manager Supply Base Development

Kautex Textron

April 2012 - March 2014 ( 1 year, 11 months )

Responsible globally for supply base development, including supplier performance monitoring, improving supplier quality performance, improving supplier lean performance, and consolidation of suppliers & spend in line with commodity strategies.

Manager Chemicals Commodity & Supply Base Development

Kautex Textron

November 2011 - April 2012 ( 5 months )

A split role, managing the global spend for Rubber & Foam commodity; and also carrying out more hands-on supplier development activities and learning on the Continuous Improveemnt path.

Senior Specialist Supply Base Development

Kautex Textron GmbH & Co

July 2010 - October 2011 ( 1 year, 3 months )

Kautex is a leading Tier 1 Automotive firm and part of the industrial components division of Textron Inc; a global, multi-industry company with market-leading brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen and E-Z-Go.
My current role is focussed on ensuring that we have processes to understand the impact on the supply base of future trends (technological & geographical expansion); to manage risks, including financial risk tracking; to effectively assess current supplier performance issues; to effectively assess potential issues for new suppliers; to train supplier development leads in carrying out supplier assessments; to oversee consolidation processes; and to develop a toolkit for working on continuous improvement with suppliers.

Senior Commodity Buyer

Kautex Textron GmbH & Co

April 2007 - July 2010 ( 3 years, 3 months )

As a Global Commodity Lead for Plastic Mouldings, I was responsible Responsible for developing global strategic supply base for Plastic Mouldings for 22 manufacturing locations, with a spend of ~$45m. High focus on consolidation in many regions, and expansion in LCC areas. Key to this was determining strategic partners from a supply pool of ~160 suppliers, and developing consolidation activities for non-preferred suppliers. With my quality background, developing risk assessment tools for supplier assessment in difficult economic times was a special focus.

Senior Buyer

Kautex Textron UK Ltd

January 2004 - April 2007 ( 3 years, 3 months )

Responsible for all site purchasing (direct & indirect)

Packaging Buyer

DePuy (a Johnson & Johnson company)

September 2003 - January 2004 ( 4 months )

A world leading orthopaedic company created by the merger of DePuy & Johnson & Johnson Professional in 1998. The company manufactures orthopaedic parts for Spine, Hip, Knee & Extremities, Trauma & Orthobiologics. My role was to co-ordinate the purchase of plastics for Implants, and packaging for clean room assembly & irradiation processes.

Divisional Purchasing Executive

Field Packaging

September 2001 - September 2003 ( 2 years )

Buyer responsible for commodity groups including Printing Inks, Adhesives, Reprographic services, Packaging; for 5 sites in England & Scotland.

Quality Engineer

Viskase Ltd

May 1994 - September 1997 ( 3 years, 4 months )

This role involved routine quality auditing and implementing process improvement initiatives in a plastics extrusion, conversion and thermoforming operation. Highlights included setting up a product standards library, creating an effective customer complaint handling system, establishing process variation, refining product recipes and carrying out process capability studies leading to the implementation of SPC.


Park Lane College

CIPS (Professional Diploma) of Purchasing & Supply

2002 - 2007

University of Bradford

BSc of Chemistry & Chemical Technology

1989 - 1993