Committee Member: Ian Watkins. Committee responsibility: Marketing Technology
Interim Procurement Director, consultant and transformation programme leader with significant best practice experience gained in senior roles reporting to Board/C-Suite. Diverse and transferable industry sector experience in commercial construction, housing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and FMCG working with multi-country, multi-cultural, blue-chip organisations.
Track record of success establishing Procurement as a Centre of Excellence and strategic business partner through spend visibility and analytics, effective spend management, optimised supply base, sustainable cost reduction, and improved supplier performance in mature and greenfield environments.
Well regarded for his collaborative style, professionalism, enjoyment of complexity and challenge coupled with passion, pace of delivery and personal resilience Ian has successfully led and delivered a diverse range of projects and programmes including substantial tactical and strategic cost reduction, merger & acquisition synergy savings planning & delivery, ERP systems and specialist Procurement software assessment and implementation, supplier performance and relationship management, and the design, fit-out, and relocation of a 300 person European HQ.