South Africa


  • Industry: Chemicals, Financial Services
  • Type: Video
  • Date: 2014/03/28
  • Length: 4:51 Minutes

Inside Out: Setting Up the Procurement Organization for Success [video] 

Setting up a procurement organisation for success involves gaining a suitable level of attention from C-suite counterparts and enhancing relationships with both employees and suppliers to provide sophisticated outcomes. DSM’s Chief Procurement Officer, Tim Tolhurst, discusses how DSM’s procurement organisation has driven success by enhancing the awareness and capabilities of supplier relationships. Gaining executive attention to view supplier relationships as an investment in time, resources, and efforts is fundamental to ensuring a successful procurement organisation.

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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