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United Kingdom (UK)

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A Brief Introduction

Richard has almost 40 years’ experience as a leader and procurement professional.  Following a career in the British Army, Richard has held c-suite roles in Construction, Finance, Aerospace and Training as well as Consultancy with McKinsey.  Across these roles, Richard has focused on strategic change and, in particular, the training and coaching support to colleagues experiencing that change.  Richard has trained over 2500 Category Managers across most sectors and is a regular Chair and Speaker at international procurement conferences.

Client Projects & Portfolio

Uspire Leadership Coaching
Leadership Coaching
<p><strong>USpire Network – Commercial Coach </strong></p> <p><em>Unique CXO Networking and Mentoring: Helping to build capability through shared experience and 121 support</em></p> <ul> <li>Commercial Coach for London and Birmingham Business Groups</li> <li>Delivering of bi-monthly group sessions</li> <li>Bi-monthly 121 Coaching and mentoring of senior leaders</li> </ul>
Financial Services Technology Cost Reduction
Cost Optimization Category Management Support
<p>Served as Interim Head of Procurement & Commercial at Prudential Global Digital Service, driving a 100-day sprint transformation across procurement, software asset management and governance, including Contract Management, Supplier Relationship Management and Supply Chain Risk Management</p> <p>Delivered a 10-month cost reduction programme across c£38m of addressable spend-base with c£3.1m reduction achieved on c£10.7m of spend </p>
Pharmaceutical - Cost Reduction & Innovation
Procurement Management Consulting Category Strategy Development
<p>For a global Pharmaceutical client, delivering 3 sourcing transformation projects to capture specification optimisation, cost reduction and digitial innovation</p>
Automotive - Procurement Manager Training
Strategy Execution Coaching Procurement Trainings
<p>For a large Automotive company, co-delivered 5 x 4 month training and coaching programmes in which c20 delegates, operating a teams, delivered a strategic procurement project.  The programme combined 8 dedicated training days and 6 coaching days per team</p>
Global Sports/Fashion Company - Technology Training
Procurement Capability Support Procurement Trainings
<p>For a large German sports clothing and equipment retailer, supported the rollout of the SAP Ariba program to Indirect Procurement in order to drive user adoption</p>
Tullow Oil - Procurement Awareness
Procurement Trainings
<p>Helped an Oil & Gas business to record and share a programme of webinars to raise awareness of key activities by the Procurement Team</p>
Manufacturer - Cost Reduction
Strategic Sourcing Support Cost Reduction
<p>Worked with a UK based manufacturer of safety lighting to drive down costs through speciifcation optimisation and low cost country sourcing</p>
University - Procurement Team Training
Procurement Trainings
<p>Provided a 3 month procurement skills development course to the Procurement Team of a major UK university focussing on both hard and soft skills.  The training enabled the team to improve delivery of a major capital project.</p>

Industry Verticals

  • Telecommunications
  • Professional Services
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Oil and gas
  • Military & Defense
  • Insurance
  • Information Technology
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Financial Services
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Business Services
  • Banking
  • Aviation
  • Automotive


Procurement Toolbox
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Procurement Toolbox #1: Communication & Facilitation in Procurement

Enrolled Students: 7 5.0 (2) 50 minutes

In this course, you'll gain essential communication and facilitation skills for procurement, empowering both new and experienced professionals to navigate complex processes successfully.

$ 49

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