William B.

Category Procurement | Packaging | Global Sourcing

United Kingdom

Procurement Leader with experience across Europe and Oceania. Skilled in developing global sourcing solutions, particularly from Asia and India with expertise in Raw Materials, Packaging and Finished...see more

  • FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail & Ecommerce


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Category Procurement Lead - Group Packaging

5 years
Current position
Aug 2017 - Present
Spend responsibility of £150m, across 125 suppliers and 3,000+ SKU’s in 24 UK factories Responsible for Group Packaging Strategy Development Development and direction of team of Packag...see more

Head of Procurement & Packaging Technical

Bright Blue Foods
1 year
Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
Leadership of Procurement function for Directs & Indirects for UK & Polish bakery network Lead team through change from purchasing to procurement mindset Part of Group Executive team De...see more

European Category Lead - Specialty Ingredients

1 year
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Strategic responsibility for Specialty Ingredients (Nuts, Seeds, Fruit, Vegetables, Flavours, Fillings and Aromas) across EU network of 23 bakeries. Scoping of Low Cost Country Sourcing...see more

Senior European Buyer - Paper, Tins and Containers

United Biscuits
3 years
Jan 2012 - Jan 2015
Leadership of team of five buyers and Value Chain experts based in UK and France Overall responsibility for £80m spend across UK, France, Benelux and the Netherlands Define strategic ma...see more

Category Manager - Office Consumables, Equipment & Office Depot

Dixons Retail
2 years
Jun 2010 - Jan 2012
Dixons Retail is one of Europe's largest specialist electrical retailers. In the UK, they own and operate under the PC World, Currys, Partmaster and KNOWHOW Brands. My primary responsi...see more

European Buyer - Comanufacturing & Copacking

United Biscuits
1 year
Jan 2009 - Jun 2010
UB operates in a highly competitive market, supplying a wide variety of both branded and private label products. Outsourcing the manufacture & packing of biscuit, cake & snack products...see more

Category Buyer

Costa Coffee
3 years
Apr 2006 - Jan 2009
Costa Coffee are part of one of the UK’s leading leisure sector companies, operating other key market leading brands including, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and Premier Travel Inn Responsib...see more

Assistant Business Manager - Instore Bakery

Woolworths Limited
4 years
Mar 2002 - Dec 2005
Woolworths is Australasia's largest supermarket group, with over 1500 stores. Half of these contained Instore Bakeries. Purpose of the role was to develop the range and promotional pl...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail & Ecommerce