An international pharmaceutical research and manufacturing business

This assignment took place in the UK operation of an international business, where research and manufacturing activities took place. The procurement team needed leadership and direction whilst a new Procurement Director was being recruited. The range of procurements included raw material feedstock, packaging, engineering support, vehicle procurement and systems support contracts. We persuaded the client that they needed a succession planning strategy to ensure this situation did not recur.

A decision was made to strengthen the Corporate procurement function which led to a strategic review to determine which categories were best suited to corporate or divisional procurement.