John is a Partner in the Supply Chain and Customer Business Development Practices at The Partnering Group. His focus is on helping companies assess their ability to provide best total value across the supply chain. John’s approach is equal parts diagnostician, consultant, teacher, and business partner.
Partner Capabilities and Experience:
John brings extensive global, cross-functional, executive experience in procurement, supply network design and operations, global planning, and supplier business development, across a broad spectrum of industries and distributors. John has designed and implemented best practice capabilities in end to end supply chain optimization, supply network design, service improvement, inventory reduction and strategic sourcing, for sustainable competitive advantage.
Partner Industry Experience:
Prior to joining The Partnering Group, John enjoyed a thirty-three-year career with Gillette and Procter & Gamble, achieving extensive cross-functional experience in purchasing, manufacturing, supply network operations, and supplier business development, on a global basis. As a senior supply chain executive in the Gillette Business Unit, where he developed organizational structure & capability, and supply chain process design which led to world class results in cost and cash reduction. Prior to that, he was the Director of Procurement for Gillette, and led the integration of Gillette procurement, following the acquisition by P&G.
Additionally, following his career with P&G, John was the director of global purchasing for AW Chesterton, a privately held industrial valve distributor, and served as the chairman of the Billerica, Massachusetts Board of Selectman.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University, is certified by both APICS and CPM (certified purchasing manager)
Area(s) of Expertise:
- Supply Chain Network Design & Strategy
- Strategic Sourcing, Development, and Relationship Management
- Out sourcing/External Manufacturing
- End to End Supply Chain Optimization
- Service Improvement
- Inventory Reduction
- Late-Stage Product Differentiation
- Complexity Reduction
- Organization Development & Restructuring
- Acquisitions Integration