Jon Churchill

Director, Optimus Business Management Group Ltd

After completing an Engineering degree in 1994, Jon began his career at Xyratex Technology Ltd within Procurement and Supply Chain operations focused on sourcing and technical category management. An exciting time when Xyratex were offshoring their manufacturing and supply base from the UK to Asia, which allowed for valuable learning experiences.

Qualifying MCIPS in 2006, Jon increased breadth and depth of category, functional and global experience before progressing through a series of management positions.

Following the acquisition in 2014, Jon took the role of VP Worldwide Systems Operations for Seagate Technology and was responsible for integrating and leading a team of 1000 employees across 5 countries with accountability for $0.5Bn spend.

In 2017 Jon co-founded Optimus Business Management Group and now works within this specialist team providing advisory and interim support to organisations seeking to drive performance improvement, manage risk, and unlock more value from their supply chains.


Session Details

The Adaptable Thrive: Developing Supply Chain Resilience

On a seemingly increasing basis, geopolitical, environmental, economic and a host of other influences are driving more risk into company supply chains. Those same supply chains have generally become more complex and more international in the last 2 decades as the competition and markets have evolved.

This session looks at the leadership role for Procurement professionals in understanding and developing resilience in their supply chains. It will provide some techniques that can be applied to map out the resilience and facilitate the decision-making around reducing an organisations’ exposure to continuity of supply risks.