Paul Bestford

FCIPS, CPO, John Lewis Partnership


Joined the John Lewis Partnership as Director, Procurement from Novartis in April 2014 where he led the Procurement transformation program spanning 1,200 Direct & Indirect Procurement professionals responsible for $26bn annual revex spend.
Prior to Novartis, held a number of senior procurement roles in industry and consulting, including: Senior Director for Wyeth EMEA, Director of Consulting Services for Ariba in Northern Europe, Leadership of the Procurement Advisory Service for KPMG in London, Executive Consultant at Ernst & Young, and Procurement Manager at British Airways.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS) and advisory board member of the International Institute of Procurement & Supply Management (IIAPS).

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