Our spend management services help organizations identify and realize significant cost savings, sourcing efficiency, and improve strategic supplier relationships
Pierre Mitchell, Chief Research Officer for Spend Matters, and David Pastore, Senior Vice President at Velocity Procurement, met to discuss how procurement can address the talent shortage that the global market currently faces. Velocity Procurement is a consulting services firm that helps procurement improve their financial results by investing in talent, processes, and technology.
Every type of procurement team should base its decisions and strategy on a thorough analysis of spend data
All strategic sourcing teams should rely on spend analytics insights to inform strategy and action toward meeting procurement’s objectives.
A fruitful procurement transformation depends heavily on a comprehensive, reliable spend analysis, opportunity assessment and sourcing plan. Research has shown us that procurement organizations frequently lacks high-quality, sourcing-ready data necessary to identify and realize more strategic, influential cost savings.
Velocity Procurement is a procurement services provider with a full-service model that combines procurement-focused spend analysis services with a industry-leading strategic sourcing methodology. We provide you with clear insights, market intelligence, subject matter expertise and strategic sourcing program management to drive savings.
We 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 the following areas:
We collect, cleanse, normalize, and categorize 3rd party spend data into meaningful and actionable information.
Leveraging our experience and benchmark data, we identify and quantify cost savings opportunities to maximize your return on investment.
Our team of strategic sourcing experts will collaborate with your team, drive strategic sourcing projects, and achieve increased bottom-line cost savings.
Procurement organizations of all sizes, complexities, and maturity levels seek increased cost savings. By engaging with our team of sourcing experts for Spend Management support, our clients have shared in the following outcomes:
Dimitri has a decade of experience in procurement across multiple industries and companies. The categories of spend he has managed vary from hardware, software, and telecom, to maintenance, repairs, and travel. His inquisitive nature drives him to dig deep into the client’s business to understand their unique challenges completely. If something doesn’t work, Dimitri is not afraid to call it out and fix it.
Dimitri is an expert at providing solutions and recommendations on saving money and reducing waste by improving processes. In addition, he is an Excel and analytics expert, skills he uses to make sense of complex datasets and provide fact-based advice. If you ever need help with a formula, let him know, and he’ll gladly explain how to use it and teach you how to do it yourself.
Dimitri was born and raised in Belgium, and he has lived in multiple countries. One of the benefits of growing up in Belgium is that he speaks numerous languages fluently (English, Dutch, French). He understands the subtle (and not so subtle) difference of cultures. In 2015 Dimitri married an American, and one year later, they moved to the Philadelphia area. Dimitri and his wife now have two young daughters, who keep him busy and on his toes!
Outside of his day-to-day responsibilities with Velocity Procurement, Dimitri enjoys all sports (CrossFit, climbing, golf, snowboarding…) and having an active lifestyle. Dimitri likes to travel and explore new places and cultures with his family, and he has been to over 30 different countries. Because Dimitri believes it’s important to give back to the community, he is a volunteer firefighter at his local fire station.
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
David is a results focused, strategic, and analytical Procurement thought leader who is passionate about elevating the role of Procurement to become a leader and create a competitive advantage for clients in their respective industries. For 15 years he has led teams of consultants that help market leading companies manage their most complex and strategic spends and supplier relationships. Pairing a technical background with his procurement expertise, he brings extensive experience sourcing, developing, and implementing source-to-pay technology. Most of all, David is genuinely committed to the people with whom he works. He has coached and mentored collaborators ranging from analysts to executives and deeply values the mutual growth derived from strong relationships.
An entrepreneur at heart, David always found ways to earn money from a very young age. He did things like setting up a trading card store and picked and sold wild blueberries to a local farmer’s market. Later, he ran his own business to pay his way through college by taking on odd jobs and subcontracting: landscaping, splitting firewood, refinishing railings, handyman work, etc. His discipline, determination and work ethic continue to drive improvement within himself, the teams with whom he works and his clients.
David lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two dogs. He has far more interests and hobbies than he has time to pursue them. He enjoys traveling, hiking and camping, powerlifting, woodworking, metalworking, making noise with synthesizers, playing chess and creating art. He spends most of his free time in his workshop and has proudly built more of his furniture than he’s purchased.
“The ultimate test of your knowledge is your capacity to convey it to another.” ― Richard Feynman
Velocity combines leading proprietary technology solutions, procurement best practices, and a proven 8-step methodology to complete the end-to-end spend and sourcing programs. We customized this methodology to suit the specific issues of Procurement organizations resulting in numerous achievements. Most importantly, we align to our clients’ cultures rather than imposing our own. By understanding our clients’ objectives and meeting them where they are, we are able to tailor our approach to get them where they want to be.
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