Like every other procurement professional I started my career by focusing on strategic sourcing, leveraging spend and total cost of ownership (TCO) models. It certainly helped me deliver substantial savings and it is the plateau where most procurement folks are happy working…but that has never been enough for me. Over the past 17 years I have become
Like every other procurement professional I started my career by focusing on strategic sourcing, leveraging spend and total cost of ownership (TCO) models. It certainly helped me deliver substantial savings and it is the plateau where most procurement folks are happy working…but that has never been enough for me. Over the past 17 years I have become more than just someone who sources strategically. I am:
● An Internal Consultant ● A Relationship Broker ● An Intelligence Agent ● A Finance Analyst ● A Supplier Coach ● A Risk Advisor ● A LEAN coach ● A Manager ● A Leader
If you would like to discuss the future of the professional services category please feel free to email me.
Specialties: ★ Strategy ★ Strategic Sourcing (7 Steps) ★ Category Management ★ Leadership ★ Negotiation ★ Supplier Relationship Management ★ Stakeholder Management ★ LEAN ★ Risk Advisory ★ Business Intelligence
Procurement Director & Head of IT Offshore Labor @ After successfully managing the Application Service Provider (ASP) and leading the Non-IT consulting categories I was promoted to implement global strategy and governance for the consulting services team (Non-IT and IT). Presently I am heading IT offshore consulting where I am focused on delivering value, performance and mitigating risk.
★ ASP ★ Accounting and audit ★ Actuarial and risk ★ Finance and investments ★ Management advisory ★ Market research ★ Mergers and acquisitions ★ Tax ★ IT Offshore ★ From August 2010 to Present (5 years 5 months) Group Procurement Category Manager @ My role as Head of “plate spinning” was to negotiate phased and extended payment terms with suppliers, to mitigate supply risk and maintain positive cash flow whilst managing a wide array of commodities including telecoms, outsourced print, corrugated board, ink, implementation services, high density plastics and point of sale accessories. From July 2008 to January 2010 (1 year 7 months) Wakefield, United KingdomProcurement Executive - IT & Indirects @ I worked in various roles within supply chain management from managing a team of eight Expeditors to program managing the conversion of four B767’s from a short-haul to a long-haul configuration. My last role was Procurement Executive where I managed data centers and airport systems. A large part of the role required lobbying governing bodies for fair and equitable treatment of airlines as well as cost transparency From May 2001 to June 2008 (7 years 2 months) London, United KingdomSupply Leader @ As part of the graduate development program I gained an excellent understanding of the automotive sector. I spot welded, pressed panels, worked in the assembly plant and at a Canadian dealership. My subsequent roles were managing the supply to the after sales market, just-in-time delivery for Honda and managing the inbound supply of steel for the pressing facility. From September 1998 to April 2001 (2 years 8 months)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management @ Cranfield University - Cranfield School of Management From 1997 to 1998 Business Mathematics @ The Manchester Metropolitan University From 1994 to 1997 Mahmood Shah is skilled in: Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Strategy, Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management, Management, Sourcing, Negotiation, Program Management, Supply Chain, Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Vendor Management, Contract Negotiation, Contract Management
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