Don Xu

Facilitator

Main procurement specialisms:

Direct Materials Manufacturing, MRO, Hospitality, Global Sourcing, Strategic Sourcing

 

Companies previously worked for:

Carnival, Accor, GE

 

Most senior role held:

Procurement Director

 

Greatest achievements in Procurement:

Established and led Asia procurement teams for several companies, localisation in Asia, management of cross-cultural team

 

Best procurement advice I’ve been given:

A great manager is at the service of their team, shielding them from complex challenges of business; the team is not at the service of the manager

 

Procurement advice I’d give:

Always be curious and look into the details

 

What I wish I’d known:

There is no perfect answer to a lot of business situations, moving forward is more important than finding that perfect one

 

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