Paul Jackson is a Procurement and Supply Chain Consultant and Trainer with over twenty years of experience across a wider range of markets and industries.
Paul graduated from Aston University in 1992, later obtaining MCIPS, becoming a green-belt Six-Sigma and securing Prince-2 project management accreditation, and he is currently finalising his Doctoral dissertation on Sustainable Design concepts.
Paul started his career as a stockbroker, later moving into electrical wholesaling and then International Telecommunications as Procurement and Supply Chain Director for TeliaSonera International Carrier. In 2005 he left to start his own Procurement and Supply Chain consultancy business, later honing his skills to deliver training as well as consultancy to a broad number of international organisations in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Aside from his core business, he managed the sales and service activities of an American aviation supplier in Europe from 2009 until 2016.
During his work with TeliaSonera following the Dot.Com collapse, Paul focussed heavily of cost reduction and consolidation programmes, managing a large number of datacentre and property transactions, landlord negotiations, and lease terminations.
Following the start of his business, Paul has undertaken a wider range of assignments including a 4 year project with BAE Systems out-sourcing and implementing military repair contracts for the RAF, a role which required National Security Clearance.
Paul’s approach to training utilises both his knowledge of the material, and his wider experience in applying such methods and techniques. He endeavours to use said experiences to underpin and develop student understanding, making procurement “feel real”.
Paul is an experienced business manager. Paul has also managed multiple projects, been a category manager, a salesman and a service manager during his colourful career giving him a plethora of evidence and experience to support his training activities.
Paul is an experienced overseas operator and has undertaken projects in many diverse locations such as Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Indonesia, USA, China and Saudi Arabia amongst others. He works well in teams both as a team leader and team member, he has a coaching philosophy to HR issues, is a good communicator and delivers consistently to target.