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Xoomworks welcomes David Ratnam as Director Strategic S&A

by | August 9, 2016

Xoomworks is very pleased to announce the appointment of David Ratnam as our new Director of Strategic Sourcing and Advisory.

David brings a considerable wealth of prior experience to the role, as a senior Procurement Director and Consulting Partner who has served at board level in several roles, and across the UK, USA, Europe and SE Asia. David is also a fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and an adviser to UK PLC. He has a significant record of achievement in delivering major cost based transformation, change management, business process outsourcing, and supply chain transformation programmes to FTSE 250 organisations as well as Central and Local Government bodies.

“David’s combination of private and public sector business consulting and advisory expertise as both a client and supplier of professional services makes him the most “complete” man for the job. This extra level of excellence expands our capability to offer real strategic thinking for our clients, in their quests to make procurement the profit enhancing and risk mitigating function it must be” Jamie Holmes, MD Xoomworks Consulting

On a personal level he feels his greatest achievements to date include contributing to the elevation of the procurement function to an operating board level, encouraging and enabling innovation and thought leadership in the supply chain, and mentoring and developing talent. As well as bringing high level strategic vision, strong leadership, drive and a determination to succeed, David complements Xoomworks’ unique culture: he is extremely enthusiastic and obviously a ‘people person’ happiest when interacting with, and helping those around him to enhance their performance and contribution to the business. He is passionate about social justice and takes pride in being a champion of the underdog. In his free time he enjoys watching F1 racing, playing tennis, music and oriental cookery. Davids key strategic focus areas are in:
  • Building and developing Xoomworks’ Strategic Sourcing and advisory practice offerings with existing and new clients.
  • Developing Xoomworks’ niche value propositions and offerings.
  • Establishing a higher profile and positioning of the brand in all its major verticals, namely: Procurement Consulting, Technology Outsourcing, Business Intelligence and Digital Transformation.

“The calibre of our client portfolio over the past 16 years is testament to Xoomworks Procurement’s pedigree in process and product implementation, as well as behavioural and transformational change in organisations.  The appointment of David Ratnam complements the exciting next step in our evolution, as we leverage his extensive experience in commercial advisory and strategic sourcing to position ourselves as the leading  ‘one stop shop’ for procurement professional services.” Steve Jackson, Co-Founder & Group COO Xoomworks