John is a Partner in the Supply Chain and Customer Business Development Practices at The Partnering Group. His area of expertise focuses on consulting and training manufacturers, distributors and their suppliers, the goal being to deliver best total value via strategic supply chain optimization.
Partner Capabilities and Experience:
John brings extensive global, cross-functional executive experience in procurement, supply network design and operations, global planning, and supplier & customer business development, across a broad spectrum of consumer product categories. John has designed and implemented best practice capabilities in late-stage product differentiation, supply network design, service improvement, inventory reduction and supplier relationship management, for demonstrable 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 $7 billion Gillette Global Grooming Business Unit, where he directed the design, development, and delivery of supply chain best practice to achieve target service, cost, and cash metrics for P&G as well as the customer. 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
- SKU Productivity/Optimization
- Organization Development & Restructuring
- Acquisitions Integration