- Cleobury Mortimer, GB
- £7 /hr
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John Atkinson is an independent business consultant and trainer specializing in procurement & supply chain, finance and team dynamics. Based in Shropshire, UK.
John’s corporatemore...John Atkinson is an independent business consultant and trainer specializing in procurement & supply chain, finance and team dynamics. Based in Shropshire, UK.
John’s corporate experience spans some 30 years including Head of Group & Global Procurement for Focus Wickes plc where he was responsible for the full creation and implementation of global sourcing initiatives, supplier/vendor management and commercial contract negotiation. John has also held senior roles within Barclays Bank corporate and led a wide and diverse range of teams, both locally and globally. John is also a certified instructor in delivering emotional intelligence training and has wide international experience, including:
Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, KDR, China, Germany, France and Sweden.
As a consultant and trainer for the last 5 years John is passionate about delivery, and utilizes both his career expertise and the necessary interpersonal skills to ensure that clients receive leading edge training results, enabling delegates to understand not only the subject matter, but also the application/ context and complete the course with the confidence to implement the learning, to add value both to their role and within the wider organizational environment.
For clients, John believes it is crucial to understand their key requirements and required results from training; therefore each course is bespoke and created specifically to meet the client’s individual needs.
For course delegates, John believes that people learn in a variety of ways; therefore all courses incorporate a mixture of theory and practical exercises reinforced with real world examples to embed the course materials. Thus ensuring both client and delegate achieve measurable training benefits.
Area Covered: Finance, procurement, supply chain, contract management, commissioning, negotiation, supply relationship management, emotional intelligence
Summary: I have wide international experience including UK, Europe, the Middle East and China and have had the pleasure of working with many different cultural and business styles. I believe that it is critical to be able to adapt both style and delivery methods to ensure effective knowledge transfer and also to learn from others.
Job Title: Director
Company: Global Spirit Ltd
Description: Global Spirit Ltd is my freelance delivery company.
Job Title: Interim Operations Director
Company: Design Excellence
Description: Interim position responsible for creation of supply chain with China. All aspects of supply chain were included within the remit including CSR and I also led negotiations on the formation of an Anglo Sino Joint venture company set up including legals.
Job Title: Head of global procurement
Company: Focus Wickes Plc
Description: Creation and implementation of global sourcing, category management, and supplier relationship management. Integration of procurement functions due to acquisition, people development and full budgetary responsibility.
Summary: I currently hold a foundation degree pass in economics and HND levels in Accounting, principles of law and Finance. In addition I am an accredited EI trainer.
Degree: BA Foundation
Field of Study: Economics
University / College: Open University
Trainer & Consultant
Good work again thank you. Be careful not to stretch conclusions too far.
John continues to keep us up-to-date with his progress and deliver each stage on-time, even though he is multi-tasking overseas.
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