SPEAKER|GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL|20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
at BVO Consulting GmbH
January 2019 - at Present
In 2019, James Heidrich launched his own consulting company after he recognized that traditional methods in the supply chain industry were no longer effective. Looking to bring innovation and technology to the supply chain industry, James created BVO Consulting GmbH.
Head of Corporate Site Procurement (EMEA) (2018-2019)
January 2018 - at Present
James Heidrich spearheaded the initiative to map the stakeholder engagement and communication strategy to rebuild procurement credibility. James Hiedirch directed the implementation of performance scorecards and a cost savings tracking system that has transformed the company to produce millions of euros in savings.
Global Procurement Productivity Leader (2013 - 2017)
at Smith & Nephew
January 2013 - at Present
James was selected to lead the strategy design and execution team and spearheaded the development of new tools to increase productivity.
Supplier Development Manager
at Smith & Nephew
January 2011 - at Present
Mr. Heidrich created a supplier lean engineering unit and established a vendor portfolio. He initiated the collaboration between the company and vendors to identify performance productivity.
Supply Chain Manager
January 2007 - at Present
James Heidrich streamlined production engineering and new supplier design processes by the establishment of a standardised Production Part Approval Process
Procurement Supervisor of the Professional Development Programme
January 2001 - at Present
James completed the intensive programme to build expertise in purchasing/sourcing, logistics, process engineering, manufacturing, and operations.
at University of Wyoming
2007 - 2009 (2 years)
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
1996 - 2000 (4 years) South Dakota