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Carlos Xavier

Senior Procurement Specialist

Procurement Lead IT & Telecoms

London, United Kingdom

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Senior Procurement Specialist

July 2015 to Present

Qara Consultancy- UK

Director and Principal Consultant (available for assignments)

April 2013 to Present

London, United Kingdom

Webuild Consulting

Senior Pocurement Consultant

March 2015 to May 2015

Lisbon Area, Portugal

Carlos Xavier's Education

AESE - Business Management School (Lisbon-Portugal)

PADE - Aese Business Administration and Management General

1994 to 1995

Technische Universität Berlin

Master in Naval Architecture Schiffbau

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- Procurement and Supply Chain Consultant with broad experience in sourcing strategies, Procurement Organization set-up, Processes and Workflows. Vendor Management. Supplier negociations leading to massive savings per year. - BPM-Business Process Consultant:Design, implementation and simplification of Processes. Local Process Owner (ISO 9001) for Procurement, Logistics and Facilities Management Processes - BPO: Implementation of offshore outsourcing (Bangalore-India) . Wide international experience including residential periods in UK, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, USA, UK, Portugal, India, Jordan, Nigeria etc. . Experience with non-manufacturing, sourcing and direct/indirect procurement within Telecoms, Utilities, IT/IS, Public sector, Financial Services, BPO, Procurement Savings Projects.Business Process optimization. Speaks fluently German, Portuguese, Spanish, English and some French. Interested in interim/contract management on above. Cherishes opportunities to help businesses become successful and create value for stakeholders. Specialties: Direct/Indirect Procurement/Sourcing Expert, Procurement Savings Projects. Interim Management. BPM, Business Process Implementation/Optimization,Senior Procurement Specialist @ From July 2015 to Present (6 months) Director and Principal Consultant (available for assignments) @ Principal Consultant on Procurement and Busines Process Management From April 2013 to Present (2 years 9 months) London, United KingdomSenior Pocurement Consultant @ From March 2015 to May 2015 (3 months) Lisbon Area, PortugalSenior IT Procurement Manager - Europe (Vodafone Account) @ Has undertaken Vodafone IT Long Tail spend management and Category facing procurement activities, interacting with a wide variety of stakeholders. Has executed RFQs, managed suppliers, negotiated and delivered savings, performed spend analysis utilising Customer contractual documents. Role Specific: • Negotiated with suppliers for the most favourable terms of supply for Vodafone IT-Long Tail Spend across 11 countries in Europe • Interacted with Vodafone Project Managers in 11 countries. • Identified opportunities to add value to the business and produce achievable action plans to deliver • Provided advice to internal departments on quality and service standards • Analysed service failures to devise a strategy, which prevents re-occurrence and analyse product information to project budget requirements • Provide accurate and timely management information on supplier and Vodafone activity and performance • Actively managed all cost saving and financial compliance • Worked within the agreed Procurement Policies and Procedures • Actively involved in setting-up pan European organization • Recruited and trained new team members • Participated in project roll-out road shows across Europe • Presentations to audiences accross Europe to up to 30 people Key Achievements: • Negotiated individual Purchases up to 900000€ • Savings around 10% • Managed around 90% of total project spend management • Purchases in 11 countries • Negotiation in 4 languages From April 2013 to March 2014 (1 year) London, United KingdomDirector and Principal Consultant @ Procurement & Business Process expert. Procurement and Business Process Consulting and Training assignments in Telcos, Utilities, Financial & Banking and Insurance sectors in Germany, UK, Portugal, Spain, Jordania, Nigeria, and many others. Interim Assignments in Private Corporations and Government. From August 2008 to March 2013 (4 years 8 months) Lisbon Area, PortugalDirector @ Certified Coach on Process Optimization From 2009 to September 2011 (2 years) Senior Procurement Manager @ Managing day to day operations. Areas: Utilities, Telcos Negotiation with suppliers (€ 125million /year) Managing teams within Procurement, Logistics and Warehouse (in-shore and off-shore) Local Process Owner for Procurement for the ISO 9000 certification in Procurement, Logistics and Warehouse. Definition and implementation of Quality Processes in tune with ISO 9000 and Cortex. SOX compliance team member - Procurement Processes Optimization - Supplier Processes, including qualification, and assessment Offshoring of Procurement Back-Office to Bangalore (India) Coordinating and implementing a new ERP in Procurement. Implementation of Workflows for Purchase Requisition and Invoice Approval. From 2005 to 2008 (3 years) Lisbon Area, PortugalDirector of Procurement and Logistics @ Define Strategies Areas: Utilities, Telcos, Airport Authority Managing day to day operations. Negotiation with suppliers. Managing teams within Procurement, Logistics and Warehouse. Local Process Owner for Procurement for the ISO 9000 certification in Procurement, Logistics and Wharehouse. Definition and implementation of Quality Processes in tune with ISO 9000 - Procurement Processes Optimization - Supplier Processes, including qualification, and assessment From 2001 to 2005 (4 years) General Manager @ General Manager of Interlog (Apple IMC in Portugal). Defined business strategies and managed teams and activities. Managed reseller and Service Center Networks. Established partnerships with complementary suppliers. Presentations in fairs, exhibitions and seminars. Activity reporting. Budgeting and controlling. From 1995 to 1998 (3 years) PADE - Aese, Business Administration and Management, General @ AESE - Business Management School (Lisbon-Portugal) From 1994 to 1995 Master in Naval Architecture, Schiffbau @ Technische Universität Berlin Carlos Xavier is skilled in: Business Process, Procurement, Business Analysis, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management, Purchasing, Business Management, Management, Strategy, Business Process Improvement, Management Consulting, Program Management, Project Management, Process Improvement, Business Transformation

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Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Feeling (F), Judging (J)

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