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Søren M.

Procurement, Innovation and Sustainability
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Last activity Aug, 14, 2020 09:10 AM
Company: ProVations
Industry: Consulting
  • Denmark, Hovedstaden, Greve
  • Overview

    An ambitious, results-driven professional with focuses on strategy, procurement, innovation, sales and a background in relationship management and banking. Used procurement innovation to create top line growth and improved customer experiences for Danske Bank clients, and transformed the Danske Bank procurement practice into a more customer-centric and commercial-oriented team by applying experience selling, networking, and fostering innovation. Established ProVations in 2017 with clients within the Finance Sector in the Nordics as well as Baltics and other industries as well. ProVations delivers Advisory Services for Procurement and Innovation Management based on a Partner set-up with Partners throughout the globe – all characterized by having a long corporate career behind them, especially from Procurement, and now giving advice to implement services and solutions in a sustainable way to enable corporates to grow and be sustainable.

Highlights

Total Work Experience :

33 Year(s)


Experience as a freelancer :

3 Year(s)


Total Experience in Procurement :

16 Year(s)


Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English

Countries i can cover :

Belgium - Switzerland - Czechia - Germany - Denmark - Spain - Finland - France - United Kingdom - Croatia - Iceland - Italy - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Sweden - United States

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Advisory Services 3 year(s)
Process/Organisational redesign
Human Resources Management
Green Procurement
Procurement Digitilisation
Procurement Systems(eProcurement, ERPs, Data Warehouses,...)
Recruiting/Head Hunting
Training
Strategic Sourcing
Contracting/Legal

Sourcing/Category Management 16 year(s)
Financial Instruments, Products, Contracts and Agreements
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
Financial and Insurance Services
Education
  • Bachelor1991-08-01 to 1995-06-01

    Accounting & Business Administration
    Herning Handelshøjskole, Commercial School of Businesses

Certifications
Professional certifications :Negotiation Training Certificate from Market Watch 2005
Other certifications :Project Management 2004 Leadership 2005-2013, incl. Building on Talent Leadership Programme from IMD 2013 Team Coaching 2009
Past Experiences
  • Danske Bank | Financial Services

    2011-03-01 To 2017-03-01

    Head of IT Procurement and Head of Procurement Innovation

    Head of IT Procurement (Category Management IT): Category Management IT covers IBM Contract Management, Market & Credit Data Management, IT Asset Management, Infrastructure & HW, Software, Consultancy Procurement, Financial Infrastructure and Insurance supported by Strategy & Technology Advice. The responsibility includes overall responsibility for the relationship with IT suppliers, running Request for Information as well as Reguest for Proposals on behalf of the Danske Bank Group, conducting and leading negotiations with these suppliers, and finally securing implementation of the content of contracts being negotiated in close cooperation with internal stakeholders. Moreover keeping an overview of IT Assets, Credit & Market Data, and together with internal stakeholders securing compliance within these areas, is within the responsibility. To make this happen a number of Category Managers, Contract Managers, Asset and SW License Managers, as well as Controllers (in total 31), are available in the Danske Bank Group. Procurement Innovation: Developed new revenue streams for Danske Bank by making corporate clients more profitable and sustainable.

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