March 1st, 2018
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.
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.
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
MSc in Procurement
MCIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply)