Project specialist: Packaging, Janitorial supplies, Office supplies, Workwear & PPE
Iain offers an in-depth knowledge of the following products and supply markets: Packaging; corrugate, polythene, consumables, cores & pallets, and Workplace Consumables; stationery, PPE, janitorial and washroom supplies. These ‘common consumables’ are often overlooked by in-house buyers focused on direct costs, but with savings rarely below 20% and often over 40%, a review by Iain can quickly deliver significant financial benefits.
Savings opportunities come from an intuitive feel combined with strong analytical skills. Sustainable savings however are the result of strong relationships. Through working closely with stakeholders, Iain builds trust, and often even friendships, gaining buy-in and facilitating smooth implementation.
An energetic project specialist with a real focus on the ‘lifetime cost of delivery’, Iain gained many years practical experience in industry prior to joining ERA, including a period in procurement at Rolls-Royce. In his last role, as Purchasing Manager EMEA, for a large Cable Manufacturer he was responsible for spends of circa £100M /yr.
Iain welcomes enquiries from across both the private and public sectors including; manufacturing, engineering, retail, legal, charities, distributors, schools and health care. All sectors in which he can point to examples of success.
Iain has a Business Degree and is CIPS qualified.