Clients seeking external support to drive procurement initiatives rely on independent management consultants in the Umbrex community. Over 90% of our procurement consultants are alums of McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The majority have also held procurement roles in industry.
Identify vendors, solicit bids, negotiate, and implement new agreements
Create strategic vendor partnerships to reduce cost and complexity
Minimize complexity, measure and drive compliance
For one of the top five automakers, led negotiations for $1B purchasing package with a global powertrain controller manufacturer. Reduced annual unit costs by 19%.
For a Fortune 50 CPG company, directed global category procurement operations, end-to-end value chain analysis, and supplier relationship program management. Saved $67M through strategic sourcing initiatives.
Served as procurement advisor to an Independent System Operator in the U.S. Supported ISO on the development of their energy storage assets. Facilitated complete procurement process including vendor evaluation, selection, and contract negotiation.
Implemented strategic sourcing initiative at a system of 16 hospitals. Shifted the bulk of medical supply purchases from 1000+ suppliers to a single distributor. Changes resulted in a $7M (22%) decrease in annual distribution expenses, $11M (45%) reduction in inventory, and improved service.
Led the corporate procurement team of a pharmaceutical company. Supervised negotiations and category management processes resulting in $300M in annual savings.
For a luxury clothing retailer, led RFP process, achieving 18% decrease in spend on component and accessory items and 29% cost decrease in corrugated packaging.
For a cable operator in southeastern Europe, reduced costs by 35% through supplier negotiations and re-specifying the customer-premise equipment to a lower-cost model.
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