As the Founder and Director of Supply Advantage Nick brings the benefit of his 30 years working in manufacturing operations, supply chain consulting and executive Procurement delivery. His aim is to make supply excellence a highly valuable competitive advantage in meeting your company's objectives for growth, profit, innovation and sustainability.
As Group Purchasing Director for Glanbia PLC, and earlier with Diageo's global procurement function, he has led the installation of leading edge processes and approaches that have drove savings up ten-fold. In this he established the value of having strategic category management, effective Supplier Relationship Management and strong internal business stakeholder alignment. In these businesses Nick led the introduction of Responsible Procurement and the building of Sustainable supply chains. Through engaged teams, appropriate organisations, strong capability supported by the best systems and processes these global companies have benefited from the best in modern procurement practice. He now brings this experience to alltypes of organisations from SME to multinationals and into public procurement too.
Nick started his career as an Engineer in the packaging company Metal Box and went on to build factories, manage 24/7 production teams and plants in the UK and Nigeria. Then as a Consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton focused on Supply Chain efficiency improvements - operational cost control, supply chain design, logistics management and analytical inventory targets for EU companies such as Heinz, ICI, RJR, Wedgwood and B&Q
He has an MBA from International Management Centres (Buckingham, UK) and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University
With Diploma in Strategy & Innovation and also Sustainable Food Business from UCD Smurfit Business School, Dublin
In addition to Nick, Supply Advantage has access to a network of experienced experts across the range of Operations, Supply Chain, Procurement and Sustainability fields who can be quickly assembled into a powerful solution team to meet client needs. While further experienced resources with strong knowledge of Public procurement practices, utilities cost auditing and Bid preparation can be brought in to support clients with these needs.
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