Anthony Kinder

Anthony Kinder

Project Specialist: Cleaning, Distribution, Janitorial Supplies, Office Supplies, Packaging, Print, Workwear & PPE

Anthony is a highly capable project manager with extensive procurement experience. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Anthony worked for UBS Investment Bank for 16 years managing complex projects with up to a 100 staff in Finance, Logistics, Equities, IT and Procurement.

The last three years at UBS were as an Executive Director in the Procurement Team where Anthony was responsible for a $500M pa spend mainly on outsource contracts with suppliers like Accenture, IBM and large India and Eastern European offshore suppliers. This involved highly complex tendering processes, extensive negotiations and managing multiple internal stakeholders. It also included project managing the set up of new locations in India, Russia, Ukraine and Brazil.

This background has given Anthony extensive experience of project management, analysis, stakeholder management, running successful tenders, negotiation and supplier management which is used to delivery projects at ERA. Having been the client of many suppliers Anthony understands that supplier relationships need to be built on trust, integrity and reliability coupled with good communication skills and a drive to delivery.

Since joining ERA in March 2010 Anthony has successfully implemented over 80 projects in the categories of office and janitorial consumables, print, contract cleaning, postage and couriers.

This has enabled Anthony to build good relationships with the suppliers and deep specialist knowledge in each cost category. This underpins Anthony’s track record of delivering good client recommendations followed through with successful implementations.

As a well established project specialist within ERA Anthony has delivered savings and successful procurement reviews to a wide range of clients including schools, charities, public sector organisations and companies in the manufacturing and service sectors.