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Our Expertise

Global Procurement & Category Management Consultants

Our Procurement Expertise

Our clients recognise the value of transforming procurement performance and its contribution to boosting financial performance. This can be through reducing supplier costs, reducing supplier-related risks, improving working capital and helping to increase business revenues. Our deep expertise helps our clients achieve this transformation.

Strategic Alignment

Aligning procurement activity with broader business strategy delivers sustainable outcome, improved stakeholder engagement and competitive advantage

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Category Management

Building and implementing category strategies rich with innovation and improvement opportunities is at the heart of long-term business value delivery

Supplier Management

Systematically unlock the best performance and value from your supplier relationships

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Procurement Negotiation

Maximising procurement negotiation outcomes through great planning, technique and alignment with category and supplier strategies

Why Future Purchasing?

Through excellent education, materials, coaching and consultancy, we help you maximise the value delivery achieved with your suppliers, delivering long term sustainable value

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Speed of action

Organizations need a diagnostic with a ‘light touch’ where all stakeholder interactions are well planned, structured and time input minimized.

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A practical approach

We combine expert and highly practical inputs, frameworks, tools and diagnostic insights, while emphasizing a positive and energetic commitment to action.

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Flexible working

We strike the required balance between a tough challenge to entrenched thinking and a generally supportive approach to addressing challenges and opportunities.

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A focus on change management

A sustainable procurement transformation requires a robust change management approach; we make this central to each programme.

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Everyone in the Future Purchasing team is a procurement expert with a minimum of 15 years line and consulting experience. They excel in shifting mindsets, developing capability, engaging stakeholders and role modelling best practice.

Our team of experts understand the difference between training, mentoring, coaching and consulting, adopts a flexible approach to applying each technique. All our consultants are adept at dealing with the challenges of embedding learning in large, complex organizations.

We have a practical implementation focus and are known for our good rapport with procurement teams and stakeholders; this allows us to build support, understand concerns and keep momentum.

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Future Purchasing cares that we achieve the outcomes we are looking for and adjust their offering to suit us.

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Paras Sood Joins Future Purchasing

Paras Sood has joined FP’s leadership team to look after our Private Sector clients and further develop our strategic procurement practices and partnerships. Paras has uniquely blended experiences in industry and consulting, leading procurement strategy and transformation initiatives across Financial Services, Life Sciences, FMCG, Manufacturing and Automotive, Raw Materials and the Public Sector. He is also a qualified commercial dispute resolution expert.

We feel positive about 2023 and the prospects of helping create the best strategic procurement teams amidst volatile economic, political, and social challenges. Let’s collaborate on making procurement be the best it can be!

Listen to “Changing Procurement Hearts & Minds” featuring Paras and Phil Ideson at Art of Procurement.

How We Work With You

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Procurement Consultancy

We work with senior executives, chief procurement officers (CPOs), vice presidents and their leadership teams in large, complex organisations on major programmes of change.

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Procurement Training

We have delivered hundreds of transformational training programs. Our Expert led learning and development pathways introduce tools, techniques and approaches for best practice.

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Procurement Coaching

Coaching and mentoring will build your procurement teams, effectiveness and confidence, embedding process, skills and ultimately capability.

Procurement Training & Consultancy

Expert led training and development in procurement category management, supplier management, procurement negotiation and strategic alignment that transforms your procurement team with a tangible return on Investment.

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Sectors Future Purchasing Work With

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Retail & Consumer Goods

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Pharmaceutical & Healthcare

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Technology & Telecoms

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Public Sector

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Professional Services

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Media & Marketing

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Banking & Finance

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Manufacturing & Industrials

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Construction & Property