South Africa


  • Service: Advisory
  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Type: Video
  • Date: 2014/03/28
  • Length: 5:20 Minutes

Agile Procurement: 7 Strategies to Drive Business Value [video] 

Driving business value is of immense interest to all Chief Procurement Officers of successful businesses. Tim Tolhurst, Chief Purchasing Officer of DSM, discusses seven key strategies that he uses to compel business value within his procurement organisation. Tolhurst discusses the rising importance of sustainable profits, utilising suppliers to get more for less, and the responsibility to provide competitive input costs to drive customer relationships. These seven strategies contain key concepts to aid richer relationships with suppliers and drive an agile procurement organisation.

Tim Tolhurst


Tim Tolhurst has been the Chief Purchasing Officer of Royal DSM since January 2010. Tolhurst joined DSM in November 2009 from Firmenich Group, where he was Global Vice President Purchasing and Logistics. Tim is highly experienced in the area of Purchasing and has held several senior positions in this field with previous employers including Thorn EMI, Mars, SmithKline Beechamand Quest International.


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