Jamie Foster 

Group Procurement Director, McLaren

Jamie Foster joined McLaren Technology group as Group Procurement Director in 2017, with his main focus on delivering a consistent and agile function across all divisions, prior to that he was at Hitachi Rail as Director of Procurement June 2012. The main focus of the role was to build from the ground up including strategic procurement and P2P procurement across 5 new build sites. He previously held the position of Global Procurement Director at ESAB Holdings, a leading international manufacturer of welding equipment and solutions. During his time there he also held the role of Acquisitions Integration Director. In procurement for 20 years, Jamie has spent 10 of those years at senior management level managing complex global matrix structures, strategic sourcing, procurement and supply chain management, capital goods manufacturing, acquisitions management, strategy development and change management


Session Details

From Purist to Pragmatist

Jamie will be sharing the lessons he’s learnt during his senior procurement career that’s taken him from purist to pragmatist using emotional intelligence to enable informed, commercially astute decisions to be made by the stakeholders.

Jamie will take you through the challenge of building a procurement team, changing their focus, the creation of a new product introduction management process, KPI’s, adding value not complexity and his 100 Day Plan.