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Lance Younger

CEO at ProcureTech

London, United Kingdom

Helping business leaders accelerate EBIT growth and Total Shareholder Value through procurement transformation, digital procurement, enterprise cost reduction, supplier management and digital supply networks.

Leading transformational business change at high growth and FTSE 250 companies including Goldman Sachs, GSK, Vodafone, LucasTRW, Jaguar Land Rover, Dyson, BAT, HSBC, Nissan, Tata Steel and RBS.

Creating, restructuring and growing high performing teams at clients and at EY, Ariba (EMEA MD), Goldman Sachs (Global CPO & VMO, EMEA Service CFO & EMEA GM), Vervel (CEO), Statess (CEO) and Deloitte (Partner). Leading those teams, their clients and their suppliers to consistently exceed objectives and delivery against key metrics.

Championing entrepreneurs through advisory roles with the Prince’s Trust Business Launch Group for young people, as an expert at Notion Capital and with a number of start ups.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: London
Speaking Topics: Procurement, Digital Procurement, Supplier Management

Lance YoungerPoints
Academic0
Author10
Influencer11
Speaker0
Entrepreneur0
Total21

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Theatre: United Kingdom
Media Experience: 20 Years
Last Media Training: 07/01/2019
Last Media Interview: 07/01/2019

Areas of Expertise

Digital Disruption
Diversity and Inclusion
Ecosystems 30.97
Emerging Technology
Entrepreneurship
Innovation
Leadership 30.06
Lean Startup
Management 30.07
Mergers and Acquisitions
Procurement 30.85
Startups
Supply Chain
Sustainability 31.37
CSR 30.23

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Building Materials, Clay & Glass
Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Insurance
Manufacturing
Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Primary Metal & Steel
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications

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Publications

10 Article/Blogs
Procurement leaders invest into the downturn and sustainability
Linked In
November 29, 2020
The coming boom in regenerative capitalism articulated through John Elkington's Green Swans book published earlier this year is timed to perfection. There are poignant messages that have been accentuated through COVID and the sustainability momentum highlighted last week through #climateweeknyc2020.

"A green swan is a profound market shift, generally catalysed by some combination of Black or Gray Swan challenges and changing paradigms, values, mind-sets, politics, policies, technologies, business models, and other key factors... delivering exponential progress in the form or economical, social and environmental wealth creation."

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Tags: Sustainability, Procurement, CSR

Activating procurement purpose now and beyond COVID
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April 18, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted how fragile and interdependent some supply chains have become. In such times it is important for businesses to have clarity on what are their strengths and where they are heading, in other words have clarity on their purpose. In situations like thifs, businesses a

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Tags: Ecosystems, Procurement, Sustainability

Purpose Moves Procurement at Nike
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December 01, 2019
Achieving purpose at scale requires a singular and sustained focus. It is a journey that many are just starting, but also a journey that many are leading the way through inspiring ambition and execution.Nike have adopted a deep and connected approach that integrates the supply chain, embeds standard

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Tags: Ecosystems, Procurement, Sustainability

A Good Time To Be Exceptional In Procurement
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October 06, 2019
At our most recent BCG INVERTO Chief Procurement Officer event in London, 2 companies who are leaders in their respective sectors shared their company growth journey covering the challenges and inspiration they both experienced. There were some great insights covering:speed to marketproximity to c

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Tags: Ecosystems, Procurement, Sustainability

People, Planet, Profit & Procurement
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October 06, 2019
In 1994, in a seminal HBR article, it was stated “In most corporations today, people no longer know — or even care — what or why their companies are,” and argues that “strategies can engender strong, enduring emotional attachments only when they are embedded in a broader organizati

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Tags: Ecosystems, Procurement, Sustainability

Hi Mike
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October 06, 2019
Hi MikeProgress is being made but it is both selective and slowLance Younger on LinkedIn: "Unilever ranked #1 in climate performance annual survey by EcoAct. Unilever provided evidence that it is "collaborating with suppliers to reduce emissions and have demonstrated quantified supplier e

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Tags: Ecosystems, Procurement, Sustainability

People, Planet, Profit & Procurement
Linked In
September 28, 2019
People, Planet, Profit & Procurement - procurement purpose in 2020s

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Tags: Sustainability, Procurement, Leadership

What Great Category Strategies Can Do for Procurement
BCG.com
September 15, 2019
What Great Category Strategies Can Do for Procurement

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Tags: Procurement, Management, Leadership

A Good Time To Be Exceptional In Procurement
Linked In
June 23, 2019
At our most recent CPO event in London, 2 companies who are leaders in their respective sectors shared their company growth journey covering the challenges and inspiration they both experienced. There were some great insights covering:
- speed to market
- proximity to customer
- thriving in adversity
- using historic core strengths to fund the future
- leadership and the power of culture
- new business and commercial models

Common to both these companies and increasingly to how companies are defying the powerful forces of commoditisation and reversion to the mean, is by being exceptional in some way e.g. scale, differentiation or speed.

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Tags: Procurement

Enterprise Crowdsourcing 10xProcurement
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November 05, 2016
In 1567, King Philip II of Spain offered a reward to anyone who could devise a simple and practical method for precisely determining a ship’s longitude at sea. In 1714, the British government established the longitude rewards… the top prize of £20,000 would be worth £2.5 million today.85% of

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Tags: Ecosystems, Procurement, Sustainability

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