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  • Type: Video
  • Date: 2014/04/01
  • Length: 5:36 Minutes

Changing Landscape: Procurement’s Need to Expand Beyond Cost Reduction [video] 

Tim Tolhurst, Chief Purchasing Officer of DSM, discusses the future pressures and volatilities the market will likely face and how procurement organisations must expand beyond the traditional role of a cost reducer. Procurement organisations should shift from short-term wins to begin thinking about the supply markets of the future and how their organisation can maintain sustainable profits with the intensifying competition and volatilities of the markets.

Tim Tolhurst, DSM


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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