Supply Chain & Procurement

We understand that companies must constantly evolve and/or reinvent their supply chains, even if they have already achieved a leading position in their industry. In doing so, they are able to manage the risks, respond to changes in the economic, technological, and competitive environment and exploit new opportunities. Leading businesses are realising the gains to be made in both customer service and profitability through the effective development of more sophisticated and integrated supply chains. World class organisations also understand the competitive advantage derived through more innovative sourcing and best practice procurement, which minimises risk and maximises shareholder value.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the combination of art and science that goes into improving the way products or services are sourced, converted and delivered to customers. To achieve this, companies must have the right talent, at the right time in their life cycle. We stay close to developments in the total value chain, proactively networking with high-profile senior supply chain and procurement leaders, and targeting rising stars who have the potential to progress to senior management and Board-level roles.

The AltoPartners Supply Chain & Procurement practice uses a collaborative approach to searches, providing a search project team equipped with both functional and industry experience to address a client’s technical, business and cultural requirements. Our team is comprised of internationally-experienced functional practitioners who have a thorough understanding of the nuances of SCM and who are able to understand clients’ future requirements, along with a strong network of relevant contacts and sources.

We have successfully placed supply chain executives who have excelled at managing complex networks of global suppliers and partners, volatile commodity and energy prices, natural disasters, and fluctuating currency markets. We are adept at placing candidates throughout the end-to-end supply chain with a track record of success with Chief Supply Chain Officers, Chief Procurement Officers and Chief Operating Officer Roles, and have in-depth experience in the following areas:

  • Customer integration and customer service
  • Distribution / transportation / logistics / warehousing
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Integrated supply chain
  • Inventory management
  • Maintenance and fleet management
  • Management & forecasting
  • Manufacturing / operations / outsourcing
  • New product commercialisation
  • Planning (demand, supply and operations)
  • Strategic sourcing / procurement / purchasing
  • Value chain strategy

To discuss your leadership needs in Supply Chain & Procurement, please contact us.