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Sep 2003Present

Interim Management


A highly successful interim procurement director with extensive experience of commercial and management activity for both national and international organisations.

Wide ranging experience of procurement and supplier management in time sensitive industries. Wide ranging success in development and execution of strategy, including vendor base rationalization, cost reduction, re-organisation of supply chain logistic infrastructure, and development of contracts.

Career foundations in the engineering sector moving from the technical to commercial arena over a period of 15 years,and with the last 6 years operating as a consultant and interim manager, specializing in the commercial arena – including procurement, strategic review, project management and purchasing, usually in complex organisations or those with multi site activity.

A hands-on, entrepreneurial, yet pragmatic problem solver with a ready to go library of experience and methodologies that can be used as appropriate and broad experience of developing and managing commercial arrangements and the related staff. Commercial focus with broad experience.


·6 years international interim procurement management success. Managing and developing spend and supply infrastructure for projects up to around $100M. Frequently in multi-supplier organizations, with difficult to predict demand, yet complex supply chains. Experience extends over SME’s, national and multi-national organisations and with structures ranging from owner – manager, to multi-national corporate, to quasi –governmental and VC backed, with business styles ranging from start-up to established. Experience of working for and with defence / aerospace suppliers at Penny and Giles, ACW Technology, Airbus, ITW Switches etc.

·Management change & restructure, sitting alongside the new CEO of a US Corporation advising on procurement and supply chain strategy during a rapid, enforced, management change, advising on capability, options and assessing the culture he’d inherited.

·7 years commercial success in the contract manufacturing sector – winning business, acquisition, strategic review and implementation – including success in defence, medial devices and other premium markets.

·14 years commercial and technical experience in the instrumentation and control (OEM) sector - including Directorship within Spirent Plc – with wide ranging project management experience in both engineering and managerial roles.


2002-CASMIK Ltd (Interim Management)


Including projects such as……

Airbus UK - organisational review of the “OA” section of Airbus UK

Anton Bauer (USA) – review of manufacturing strategy, management restructure

Celestica - pre-sales activity for a £30M bid programme for capital equipment (broadcast).

Charter Solutions / Welsh Assembly Government - mentoring of Welsh companies on business development strategy.

Concord:Marlin -Interim Procurement Manager - 30% reduction in supply base.

Crowcon Detections Systems –outsource of electronic assembly operations

Dage Electronics - Commercial Interim – revision of the commercial operations of a Contract Electronic Manufacturer.

Electron Tubes -devising and managing of vendor selection strategy – electronic assembly. 50% reduction in vendor base.

ITW Switches – Interim Purchasing Manager – industrial and automotive.

Litepanels (USA) for Vitec Group Plc – due diligence (manufacturing activities) for $50M acquisition.

Manfrotto (Italy) – review of far east supply chain strategy

Plastic Logic Ltd – capital plant procurement spend of $100M+. Worldwide procurement, Cambridge HQ, greenfield start up in Germany.

Remploy Healthcare - Interim Sales Manager –– running UK and international sales operations.

Rotork Plc – development of far east supply chain strategy

Vinten – Camera Dynamics – outbound logistics restructure and TPL service provider selection (UK, Costa Rica, Germany).



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