A highly practical and experiential In-house programme to develop a world-class approach to contracting and how to build strong commercial relationships which will deliver value to your procurement team.
This In-house programme provides a step-by-step guide through the often complex world of identifying your requirements, choosing the supplier partner and putting in place the right elements to make sure the team have the tools to manage performance. As well as providing practical advice at all stages, the programme challenges participants thinking to help them develop a world-class approach to contracting.
Robert Maguire is the founding director of commercial consulting firm MaguireIzatt. He has commerce running through his core, with a ruthless focus on delivering overall business benefits. He has over 20 years purchasing and supplier management experience in both operational and management consulting roles. His previous roles include: chief procurement officer materials and sub contract Europe for household products company Reckitt & Colman (now Reckitt Benckiser); new product sourcing manager at power tools company Black and Decker; and buyer at automotive manufacturer Austin Rover Group. He has also had roles as a management consultant specialising in purchasing and supply chain issues for Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and Ernst & Young.
For the past 5 years, Rob has worked with senior executives and department heads to assist them to improve their supplier management and contract management practices and results across a wide range of business functions and processes. As a gamekeeper turned poacher, he is regularly asked to support sales teams in developing strategies to engage with customers to demonstrate the value they add. Rob has led assignments for a range of clients across a variety of industry groups in the private, public and not-for-profit sector including pharmaceuticals, consumer products, engineering and defence. Current assignments are building on his already extensive credentials in the pharmaceutical, aviation and rail industries. He has led major supplier selection and management assignments in the public and private sector including contract review and contract negotiations.
His consulting experience extends to Europe, the Far East and the United States of America. He is a highly engaging and inspirational speaker with extensive experience of presenting in the UK and internationally.