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John Atkinson

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Strategic Supply Chain Management Other Details

John Atkinson is an independent business consultant and trainer specializing in procurement & supply chain. Based in Worcestershire, UK. 

John’s corporate experience spans some 30 years including Head of Group & Global Procurement for Focus Wickes plc where he was responsible for the full creation and implementation of global sourcing initiatives, supplier/vendor management, and commercial contract negotiation. John has also held senior roles within Barclays Bank corporate and led a wide and diverse range of teams, both locally and globally. John is also a certified instructor in delivering emotional intelligence training and has wide international Oil & Gas, Telecoms, Manufacturing, Government, Ministry & regulatory body and banking sector experience, including:
Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, KDR, China, Germany, Malaysia, East & West Africa, France, and Sweden.

As a consultant and trainer for the last 13 years, John is passionate about delivery and utilizes his career expertise to ensure that clients receive leading edge training results, enabling delegates to understand not only the subject matter but also the application and usage to add value both to their role and within the wider organizational environment.

For clients, John believes it is crucial to understand their key requirements and required results from training; therefore each course is bespoke and created specifically to meet the client’s individual needs.
For course delegates, John believes that people learn in a variety of ways; therefore all courses incorporate a mixture of theory and practical exercises reinforced with real-world examples to embed the course materials. Thus ensuring both client and delegate achieves measurable training benefits.