Profile

Murray is a Procurement & Supply Chain leader whose experience in organisational change and transformation has created value and achieved cost savings to a diverse range of businesses and sectors from both PLCs to SMEs. He has a strong background in delivering performance improvement, creating and implementing strategy, global sourcing and global supply chains. He has extensive experience of leading make/buy strategy and the execution and leadership of outsourcing programmes. Murray strongly believes that client collaboration and a clear understanding of their needs added to a practical and pragmatic approach will meet the client’s business requirements. He is an accomplished project leader, mentor, coach and an accredited CIPS trainer. Click here for LinkedIn profile.

Sample Achievements

Strategic Procurement: Implemented a category management approach, including sourcing strategies, and sustainable cost reductions across both direct and indirect spend. Most recent resulted in bottom line savings of 11% savings in first year on direct spend and 23% on Indirect spend.
Supply Chain Management: Improved factory output in Russia. OTIF to the customer improved from 0% to 60% within the first 7 months, this was achieved through a strip down and rebuild of the supply chain and business systems, in a FTSE 250 company.
Supplier Base Management: Developed/implemented a structured approach to supplier selection, performance management and supplier development. Resulted in 20% increase in OTIF and reduction of First Time Failure to less than 0.1%.
Negotiation: Lead for setting up a number of complex large outsourced manufacturing contracts with third party providers located in the Far East and W Europe, including full contract management.
Make/Buy and Outsourcing:  Strategic decision-making. Identifying opportunities, and leading a programme of outsourcing. Transferred operations of including both products and services to third party providers based in LCC territories. Variable cost savings of over 15% were achieved plus a significant reduction in fixed costs.
Organisational Change and Transformation: Led companywide cultural development and change management programme. Rapidly increased employee skills in empowering change and applying a lean approach. Resulted in a significant increase of employee led improvement projects creating considerable cost savings and elimination of waste.

Employment History

2017-Current    Management Consultant, The Consultancy Company
2009-2017        Procurement & Supply Chain Director, Paragon Electronics Group
2006-2009        Head of Global Procurement, De La Rue
2002-2006        Supply Chain Director, Pall Corporation
1997-2002        General Manager Procurement and Process Development, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd
1988-1997        Purchase & Supply Chain Manager, Lucas Varity

Qualifications

MSc in Procurement
MCIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply)