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Stuart Brown Chartered MCIPS MCMI

Manager / Consultant at _
Manchester, England, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Function: Procurement
Industry: Business Services & Consulting
Category: Professional Services
Level of responsibility: Senior
Procurement system: SAP

About me section iconAbout me

My career objective is to use my proven procurement, project management and commercial ability to add value to organisations. I enjoy helping and re-engineering businesses to deliver outstanding results, and motivating and encouraging others through change. As a highly skilled procurement and supply chain professional, I have helped many companies reduce costs, increase profitability and manage change (strategic and operational transformation) in both the private and public sector. Companies worked for include JD Sports, Siemens, Royal London, Lufthansa, Tunstall Healthcare etc. Experience includes working for leading procurement and outsourcing consultancies, in-house for blue-chip companies as well as operating as an independent consultant and contractor. • Highly skilled procurement professional who has helped many companies reduce costs, increase profitability and manage change. • Extensive international experience including Germany, Middle East, Far East, Australia, US and Romania. • Over twenty years of procurement (indirect and direct) and senior management experience spanning the private and public sector, supporting clients in diverse industries such as: o Healthcare, Public Sector, Financial Services, Retail, Franchising, Wholesale, Procurement Outsourcing, Aerospace, Defence, Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Automotive, Legal, Law Enforcement and Aviation. • An ‘Indirect Procurement’ expert with specialist knowledge and experience of Professional Services, IT, Telecoms, Marketing and Travel. • Expertise in leading and managing procurement transformation projects and categories including: o IT, Telecoms, Marketing, Travel, Fleet, Professional / Consultancy Services, Consumables (Packaging), Property & Facilities, Energy, Transportation / Logistics, HR and MRO. • Core functional expertise in Sourcing, Project and Category Management with a niche focus on Cost Reduction and Change. • Led and managed dozens of strategic sourcing projects and change initiatives; produced on average 17% savings per project / category. • Strong experience of sourcing from the Far East & Middle East. • Wide experience of developing procurement policies and procedures, coupled with LEAN based continuous improvements techniques. • Specialities: Procurement Advisory and Consulting, Cost Reduction, Project / Programme Management, Change Management.

Work experience section iconWork Experience

Senior Procurement & Supply Chain Manager | Consultant


August 1996 - Present (27 years, 11 months) | Flexible
Stuart has supported a wide range of organisations on interim assignments or on a permanent basis.
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