They need to prepare to meet more complex demands from customers and the business. They need to be responsible and proactive to outmaneuver uncertainty in an environment that brings new challenges and new opportunities every day.
To tackle these challenges, Procurement leaders will benefit by creating a more customer-focused team that operates strategically, enables collaboration, and does so in an agile fashion. Efficiency should be increased through the optimization of people, process and technology.
Our team of procurement advisory consultants brings together applied procurement experience, intelligence, and superior expertise in a way that puts people first. Combined with our process and technology capabilities and key partnerships, we help make procurement a more strategic and robust function across the enterprise.
Our team of experienced procurement consultants work with our clients to put the right people, processes, and systems in place to manage large and complex projects and programs in their entirety. This includes services and capabilities related to:
Analyze, assess and recommend on how the procurement function can move to the next stage of maturity.
Developing technology requirements to build and acquire fit for purpose solutions leveraging industry leading solutions.
Balance skill and scale of procurement workforce to align with corporate strategy.
Balancing resources, tools and people through a well-managed scope and schedule.
Lead, manage and enable the organization through the change journey.
Help transform the finance function through digitization of accounts payable processes.
Procurement organizations of all sizes, complexities, and maturity levels are seeking to take the procurement function to a higher level. By engaging with Velocity Procurement’s team of procurement specialists, our clients who embark on procurement transformation are achieving:
Jamie went to school to be an accountant, however, when he started working after graduation, he felt like something was missing so he transferred to a buyer role at his company. That led to the discovery of a passion and the start of a long career in Procurement. He found the balance of analytical process work, combined with building internal and external relationships, fit his skill set and personality.
During his career he held multiple Procurement leadership positions and has managed numerous direct and indirect categories for both industrial manufacturing and distribution companies. He was able to travel around the world, visiting 16 countries and 107 different airports (yes, he keeps track!) to manage procurement teams and suppliers, meeting lots of wonderful people and learning about other cultures along the way.
After more that 20 years in the corporate world, he felt like it was time to do something new and transitioned to consulting where he enjoys working with companies to improve and transform people, process, and technology within procurement operations.
Jamie is originally from Maine but relocated to St. Augustine, Florida in 2009 with his family to escape the cold winters and have some fun in the sun. Outside of work, he enjoys family game nights, traveling, hiking, kayaking, and being a “foodie”. His favorite hobbies are cooking and collecting, tasting, and learning about whiskeys from around the world.
“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha
Michele Harrison has significant experience in the procurement profession. She is a program/project manager with strong Procurement, Sourcing and Change Management experience. Responsible for all phases of program and project lifecycles from business case through to execution and post-execution results measurement. Proven performance in measuring, evaluating, and communicating program achievements with executives and steering committees.
Michele has extensive consulting experience in business requirements, process definition, gap analysis and training. Deep people, process and technology acumen across full spectrum of the supply chain lifecycle.
When she is not working with clients or striving to improve processes, Michele can be found lost between the pages of a book, cuddling with her cats, or planning her next travel adventure.
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Transforming a procurement organization into a value-creating strategic partner is an ongoing process that requires the structured approach flanked by performance management. Velocity’s procurement consultants ensure your transformation team maintains focus and drives quality through the proactive management of all projects.
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