Brian Cunningham


Main procurement specialisms:

Professional Services, Logistics, Facilities/HR, SRM/SM, CSR/Sustainability, BPO


Companies previously worked for:

Johnson & Johnson, Delphi (General Motors Supply), Suncor


Most senior role held:

CPO/Director of Supply Chain


Greatest achievements in Procurement:

1. The Deloitte initiative

2. Negotiation and contract development with an outside supplier for Kodak’s Blood Analyser business unit supplies (unheard of at Kodak!)

3. Becoming a deeper-skilled procurement professional since joining CASME


Best procurement advice I’ve been given:

Always be certain that non-executives in Procurement are involved and empowered


Procurement advice I’d give:

Live with the strength to change the things I can, the serenity to accept the things I can’t, and the wisdom to know the difference


What I wish I’d known:

When to say ‘no’ and when to accept ‘no’ as an answer


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