East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
(4 operating companies, 5 Breweries, 1 Malting plant and 1 glass plant), Agri procurement
Regional Procurement role, reporting into the Global Procurement Director. Responsible for all material and services sourcing, (category management, supplier management, contract negotiation), warehousing, logistics, material planning as well as malting plant. Direct management of the Malting Plant, Management of 5 Regional Commodity Managers and 68 indirect reports. Annual materials spend £ 400 Mio.
- Successfully reduced annualized Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 30% with more than £45M savings over 3 years by implementing rigorous category management and sourcing strategies, and improving supplier performance management
- Improved controls and compliance standards as demonstrated by 3 satisfactory audits.
- Reduce logistics costs and improved the working capital position by £40M (25% reduction inventory) by designing and implementing consignment stocking and supplier financing.