Meet the team
Simon is professionally qualified in Procurement and Supply Chain. Simon has obtained a Master in International shipping and Transport logistics. He has held a variety of regional procurement roles with over 20 years of working experience. He started his procurement career in Cathay Pacific Engineering in Hong Kong. He progressed to work for Country & Regional procurement roles in supply chain, FMCG, Real Estate, Gambling, Banking & Insurance industries. Simon’s experience is wide ranging and varied. A distillation of 3 key strengths are as follows:
Project Management Expertise – Simon is PMP certified. Simon worked with extended project teams across the world and supported many projects for several clients. He brought in structured project management practices & approach which has helped organizations improve their internal stakeholders’ satisfaction, reducing project risks by developing various options and maximizing the return on investment (ROI) for all associated and invested people and development costs.
Procurement Experience – Simon has led multi-million dollar RFPs and sourcing deals across Asia Pacific and achieved remarkable and sustainable results. He possesses strong experience in categories of HR services, Professional services, real estate & facilities management, Banking Operation IT services, travel & hotels, marketing, market data etc. Simon managed the sourcing for multiple Facilities Management client facing accounts across different industry verticals for a global commercial real estate services company. He performed the due diligence framework on the supplier base before on boarding and supported the regional HR outsourcing arrangement for administrative, client reception headcounts across the Asia Pacific region whilst establishing rate cards with statutory benefits and annual leave provisions plus a fixed mark-up %. Simon previous experience also includes category management of Engineering components and has led the commercial negotiations for long term repair and maintenance contracts with key components like HVAC systems etc.
Driving Procurement Strategy – Due to his previous experience, Simon has the capacity to drive and deliver procurement strategies. He has worked in various industries covering large scale procurement category spends.
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