Alan RichardsSenior Consultant

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Alan is a proven specialist in both project management and procurement. Having worked at all levels of project management and procurement including leading both functions, Alan has developed a deep understanding of project management, the underlying principles and how to leverage their benefits within procurement activities.

Alan has experience working internationally in large, complex multi-national organisations. Through this experience, he recognises that a shared language is important, however an empathy for each other’s culture is equally critical for delivering sustainable high performance.

In these environments, Alan’s experience comes from successfully leading significant projects from implementation through to execution. He is comfortable managing broad stakeholder groups with conflicting priorities and delivery teams spread across multiple geographies. He takes pride in delivering projects on time, budget and scope, as well as ensuring that the organisation is ready for the delivery.

Alan has managed projects in the UK and across north Asia. He took great pride in delivering optimised diagnostic and treatment processes in the NHS in England. In Japan, his focus was on large technology infrastructure and system deployments within Citigroup.

Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong is where Alan has directly led procurement functions for Citigroup. He also has direct experience in maintaining operational links with the Philippines, Singapore and the US. Alan’s history in procurement includes overseeing sourcing, procurement operations, accounts payable, contract management and offshore service centres.

Alan enjoys learning about new industries and new skills. He looks for opportunities to add what he has learnt from previous experiences into his current role. Alan likes to engage with people and gets deep satisfaction from execution and delivering value to his customers.

Alan has a Bachelor of Commerce from Canterbury University majoring in Business Strategy and Marketing. He also has his PRINCE2 project management certification and is a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

“Focussed on delivering procurement related projects with controlled flexibility to ensure client needs are met.”

Contact Me

  • New Zealand Office
  • alan.richards@arcblue.co.nz