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Stephen Day

Chief Procurement Officer


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United Kingdom


An accomplished International Executive, with expertise in Operations management. Specializing in Supply Chain, Purchasing, Multi Country Transformation and Change. Having led a number of operational transformations and new business model development supporting enterprise wide evolution from product to services and software revenue models. Experience in the implementation of innovative approaches to existing business model’s, creating new growth opportunities, and service improvements, through the power of the supply chain. - Joined Vodafone Romania in June 2006, devising a set of supply chain solutions to meet the needs of the market channels in a rapidly developing market. - Led and implemented sourcing synergies across the UK and Ireland, with responsibility for IT, Networks and Operating expense. In addition, acted as the synergy lead for the Cable & Wireless acquisition. - Appointed to the role of Group IT Procurement Director for Vodafone, responsible for the global sourcing of Vodafone’s IT investments. Subsequently¸ appointed to the Board of Directors to the Vodafone Procurement Company, and in April 20014, took on the newly expanded role of Commercial Sourcing Director. - In 2015, joined Unify Communication, a private equity held communications and service provider, with the objective of driving transformational change in the procurement and supply areas, delivering substantial savings, and organisational alignment across a global business. - Appointed Senior Vice President at Pearson in 2016, to drive the Supply Chain transformation, with a focus on moving the supply chain from analogue to digital, reflecting the changes in the company's business model, and the need to create a common set of global operating principles, metrics, and design. - Joined Kantar in 2020, having recently been acquired by Bain Capital. Working on delivering Value Creation and Realization, through the building of a procurement capability, systems and process, whilst working extensively on acquisitions and business carve outs, using the Bain Cap playbook. SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION/DIGITAL CHANGE/PROCUREMENT IMPROVEMENT/TECHNOLOGY SOURCING/SOFTWARE SERVICE BUSINESS MODELS

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Chief Procurement Officer at Kantar


MBA, Strategic Procurement & Supply Chain Management