A procurement expert with extensive global purchasing and business management know-how, and a track record of delivering outstanding results, Paul has helped some of the world’s leading companies deliver multimillion-Euro year on year cost and cash improvement, strengthen supply chain performance and build stronger relationships with the business’ internal partners.

Paul boasts a thriving career as an interim procurement expert. He is a partner within a leading business, which provides public courses, tailored courses, workshops, interim management, consulting and coaching for companies operating in the manufacturing and supply chain sectors.

Working through Executives Online, Paul completed a successful assignment as Global Procurement Strategy Manager for biopharmaceuticals leader Lonza. In this role Paul:

  • Assessed, re-engineered and led the global procurement function.
  • Recommended improvement strategies to the global chemicals business procurement function in Basel.
  • Planned and delivered a major total value improvement across the product and service spend.
  • Directly negotiated and completed many major agreements including – property, capital, consultants, auditors, legal, integrated services, bio safety testing services, raw materials and consumables, and other outsourcing projects.

In addition, he has additionally consulted to a leading UK chemicals industry association and a major pharmaceutical active ingredient producer.

Paul’s corporate career includes roles as Global Purchasing Manager for ICI PLC and European Sourcing Director for Crown Cork & Seal - each position involving procurement budgets in excess of €2 billion. His responsibility has extended throughout the UK, North America, Latin America, Asia and Australian regions or businesses. Paul was based in Paris and Munich for his role with Crown Cork & Seal.

Throughout his tenure with these two world-leading corporations, the culture in which Paul worked changed from non-integrated to global cross-functional procurement leadership teams. Key brands and products were successfully innovated and re-engineered.

Paul's earlier roles included a 12-year tenure in purchasing for Borden Group, and his work as Purchasing Director for packaging materials manufacturer Huhtamaki Van Leer.