Chris Holmes

Head Procurement Strategy & Innovation, Novartis


Chris is the Head Procurement Strategy & Innovation for Novartis Procurement. Prior to this role Chris was the Head of Strategy & Transformation leading the transformation of Novartis Procurement into the newly formed Novartis Business Services. He has held positions of increasing responsibility within Novartis including the Head of Sourcing for the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), based in Boston from 2008 until 2011.
Chris’s experience spans a number of different sectors, including: automotive (Valeo), electronics (Xerox), FMCG (Nestle) and building products (Caradon). Before joining Novartis in 2002, Chris worked for QP Group, a consultancy specialising in procurement. Chris has an MBA from Birmingham University in the UK and has been a
full member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply for over twenty years.

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