Sergio Giordano

CoFounder & General Manager

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About Me

I am a manager, graduated in Mechanical Engineering and expert in Industrial Procurement.
About 30 years dedicated with passion to Procurement with the objective of cost reduction and cost optimization of both national and multinational organizations in production and services, through the management of all aspects of Procurement (technical acquisitions and investments, maintenance contracts, national and European contracts, direct and indirect purchasing services and supply, project buyer activities, suppliers sourcing, vendor rating, e-Procurement).
In such contexts, working with international teams, I have successfully contributed to numerous European projects.
Today I hold the position of General Manager and I’m one of the founders of the company ProcOut s.r.l. which offers Professional Services of Procurement & Supply Chain and also carries out activities of Category Cost Saving, eProcurement and Central Purchase for SME's


Professional Information

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Consulting

CATEGORY: Capital Projects

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: COO

PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Other


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Work experience

CoFounder & General Manager

ProcOut S.r.l.

March 2011 - Present ( 6 years, 2 months ) | Italia

ProcOut provides Procurement Costs Reductions through Procurement Consulting, Strategic Sourcing, Temporary Management and E- Procurement. Moreover, applying the same criteria of Central Purchasing used in the large industrial groups and corporations, ProcOut allows the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to become competitive in Purchasing from the market, as large enterprises.
ProcOut, as a company that aggregates the needs and volumes of purchase for products & services, aims to satisfy a requirement of the today SME market and which also the European Community has expressed in the "Small Business Act (SBA): putting in connection SME generating business networks, including among competitors, producing deep synergies that allow them to reach a contractual power higher than that obtained individually".

Head of Market Analysis, Selecting and Qualifying Suppliers

Trenitalia S.p.a.

July 2009 - February 2011 ( 1 year, 7 months ) | Italia

Managed activities of sourcing Trenitalia Suppliers with particular emphasis to Building and Repair of rolling stock, components and parts.
Project Leader for “Trenitalia E-Procurement Project”.

Head of Purchasing for Repair and Overhaul Components (Since 2008 responsible also for Spare Parts)

Trenitalia S.p.a.

May 2006 - June 2009 ( 3 years, 1 month ) | Italia

Yearly average budget managed of 100 million €.
During the years 2007 - 2009 Project Leader for Cost Reduction of "Repair and Overhaul Components" - Saving vs. budget 11% (about 8 ML. €).

Head of Purchasing for Capital Projects, Services and Consumables goods of Passengers Division

Trenitalia S.p.a.

February 2000 - April 2006 ( 6 years, 1 month ) | Italia

Involved in the re-organization of Purchasing in Italy in synergy with the Head office Group and other Divisions. Particular emphasis on national and European supply and services tenders.
Yearly average budget managed of 80 million €.

Head of Procurement for Capital Equipment

Alenia Aeronautica S.p.a.

January 1998 - January 2000 ( 2 years ) | Italia

Centralized purchasing coordination of capital equipments for 6 plant.
Yearly average budget managed of about 50 million €.
In 2009 Italy Project Leader for capital purchasing in the EFA (European Fighter Aircraft) Project - Germany, Italy, UK, Spain - for the production of the Aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon - Saving vs. budget 12% (about 1.5 ML. €).

Country Purchasing Manager

Hertz S.p.a.

January 1997 - December 1997 ( 11 months ) | Italia

Involved in the re-organization of Purchasing in Italy with a direct and strategic collaboration with the European headquarters in London.
Yearly average budget managed of about 15 ML €.

Purchasing Pharma Plant Supervisor for capital equipments and services

Gruppo Lepetit S.p.a. (Hoechst Marion Roussel)

January 1995 - December 1996 ( 1 year, 11 months ) | Italia

Yearly average budget managed of about 10 ML €.

Purchasing Plant Supervisor for capital equipments and services

Gruppo Lepetit S.p.a. (Marion Merrel Dow inc.)

January 1992 - December 1994 ( 2 years, 11 months ) | Italia

Involved in the start-up of the new Purchasing Department.
Yearly average budget managed of about 8 million €.
Project Buyer for capital purchasing in the following Revamping Projects:
• Rifampicin production facilities - Saving vs. budget 11% (about 0.8 ML. €).
• Laboratory facilities and equipment - Saving vs. budget 10% (about 0.2 ML. €).

Senior Buyer for “Wind Energy” Division

Alenia Aeronautica

January 1989 - December 1991 ( 2 years, 11 months ) | Italia

General and specific equipment, wind generators, machines and tooling, technical parts, raw materials and logistics.
Yearly average budget of about 8 million €.

Buyer

Aeritalia S.a.i.p.a.

January 1985 - December 1988 ( 3 years, 11 months ) | Italia

Buyer for the following merchandise categories: Systems of robotics automation, special machineries, various equipments.
Yearly average budget of about 5 million € (30% foreign purchasing).

Education

“Federico II” University – Napoli

Master degree of Mechanical Engineering

1977 - 1985

"Istituto Bianchi" High school - Napoli

High school of Science and Mathematics

1975 - 1976