• Founder

    at BVO Consulting GmbH

    January 2019 - at Present

    Kanton Zürich

    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)

    at Shire

    January 2018 - at Present

    Kanton Zürich

    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

    at Caterpillar

    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

    at Caterpillar

    January 2001 - at Present


    James completed the intensive programme to build expertise in purchasing/sourcing, logistics, process engineering, manufacturing, and operations.


  • MBA

    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


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  • English Native

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