As Director of Supplier Management Solutions at Proxima, Simon’s key focus is to help organizations overcome their supplier management challenges including: delivering clarity of data, thinking and action in an increasingly complex and collaborative world. Simon’s procurement career started 17 years ago with his first procurement role as an analyst within Philips Electronics. Since then, he has held a number of leadership roles managing the supply chain and procurement of everything from R&D and technology to nursing staff, as well as designing, orchestrating and overseeing a number of successful supplier management programs. Simon has spent the last decade working with a host of household brand names to design procurement, supply chain and supplier management solutions ranging from building greenfield functions to architecting complex multi-year programs. Today, he has the pleasure of speaking to hundreds of organizations every year on both sides of the Atlantic about the challenges they face and how to implement best in class solutions. including sessions at IACCM, ISM and CIPS conferences. He holds a Masters in International Procurement from the École supérieure de commerce in Bordeaux France.