David StanleyFood Procurement Specialist

Consulting Profile

Overview and professional focus

David has 25 years of procurement experience in the FMCG sector, primarily in the fresh food market. He has worked with SME’s through to plc’s & VC backed businesses such as Northern Foods, Samworth Brothers, and Adelie Foods.

Competence profile

  • Delivery of strategic & tactical key business objectives
  • Implementation of procurement governance, process, & systems
  • Business performance improvement
  • Identification of continuous improvement initiatives
  • Developing & steering procurement teams & individuals
  • Stakeholder engagement at all management levels

Selected Experience

VC Backed Food Manufacturer:

Established a Group Procurement function to identify synergies & deliver savings across 10 operating sites.

Reducing business complexity through an 80% reduction in supplier numbers and a SKU rationalisation programme.

Implemented a Category Management process for Raw Materials & Packaging

Delivered an £18m sustainable EBITDA improvement over a 3 year period

Implemented Joint Business Plans with strategic suppliers.

Undertook CSR initiatives to deliver sector leading waste management programme.

Double winner at CIPS Awards 2011; Most Improved Purchasing Operation, and Best Supplier Relationship Management

Large Food Manufacturer:

Developed a Procurement team to cover category management, supplier auditing & specification management, packaging development, and value engineering.

Implemented New Product Development database.

Small Food Manufacturer

Developed & implemented an interface between the Procurement, Commercial, Technical, & NPD functions to effectively manage the introduction of new materials, and cost management through the development process.
Introduce an initiative to deliver a Continuous Improvement programme, including Health & Safety