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  • Director of Change Management
    • Responsible for Business Development through acquisitions and organic projects
    • Manages the Strategic & Business Planning processes
    • Includes financial business modelling and investment opportunity appraisal
    • Oversees project management and leads strategic initiatives
    • Line management responsibility for IS, Call Centre Support and Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Bottom line focused:
    • Prioritises needs by reference to business strategy
    • Identifies revenue generating and cost saving opportunities
    • Delivers Projects & IS Solutions focused upon return on investment (ROI)
    • Delivers IT Infrastructure based on total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Expertise:
    • Personal project management experience of Change Management, Business Intelligence (BI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), end to end Supply Chain operations & profitability analysis, Business Planning, Business Processes, Space/Merchandise Planning and e-Commerce & e-Collaboration
    • Highly analytic with strong organisational, and relationship building skills
  • Experience includes:
    • A&M commercial analysis, operational planning, and operational & IS integration
    • Developing and running business planning framework
    • Business process improvement
    • IS department organisational restructuring, with focus upon cost minimisation and processes to align IS strategy and operations with business strategy and operations
    • Call Centre Telephony, ERP, CRM, Finance, Logistics, Data Warehousing and Workflow systems selection, implementation, operation and exploitation
    • Management of outsourcing relationships and internal resources
  • Background:
    • Industry experience is retail/supply chain, although skills and disciplines are generic
    • Also business consulting experience within the software industry
    • Operated as an internal consultant, external consultant and line manager
  • Employers:
    • PC World Business (Dixons Group plc)
    • Armature – software solutions to the retail industry: Business Consultant
    • Iceland Group plc: Head of Decision Support
    • The Boots Company plc: commercial finance roles on systems delivery projects

Employment History

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PC World Business (Dixons Group plc) Feb 2001 – present

IT re-seller: multi-channel b2b sister operation to PC World retail

Director of Change Management

 

Armature Ltd: Integrated Retail Solutions Mar 1998 - Feb 2001

Software company specialising in core client server applications for the retail industry.

Various Business Consultant & Pre-Sales Roles – Professional Services

 

Iceland Frozen Foods plc Apr 1995 – Feb 1998

UK’s sixth largest grocery retailer and first grocer to offer nation-wide home delivery.

Head of Decision Support – Trading Strategy Team

 

Boots The Chemists / Boots Retails Division Nov 1989 – Mar 1995

The retail operations of The Boots Company plc: blue chip retail/pharmaceuticals holding company

Various Decision Support Roles - Commercial Finance

 

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