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Santosh Nair

GEP's Santosh Nair has over 12 years of expertise in managing large scale Procurement Transformation engagements for leading Fortune 500 companies, including advisory and implementation services

Santosh has led several large scale strategic sourcing and supply chain transformation programs, and most recently led the global procurement transformation engagement for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies

He has also spearheaded several change management initiatives including post-M&A integration and Supply Chain organizational redesign

He has managed global consulting teams and delivered audited annualized bottom-line savings of ~$100 MM+ to clients as an Engagement Lead over the last 7 years 

He has deployed Supply Chain best practices at multiple clients including spend management (enterprise-wide spend visibility, opportunity assessment and sourcing roadmap), supplier management (supplier performance tracking and risk management) and market intelligence (commodity price movements and supply) Santosh has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

His areas of expertise include: Procurement Transformation, Strategic Planning and Organizational Design, Business Process Improvement, Operations Cost Reduction, Project and Team Management



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Life (and Procurement) Lessons from Your March Madness Bracket!

March 25th

Occasionally suppliers fail, commodity prices behave erratically, management expects more cost savings, resources are shifted, technology changes and new service providers emerge. None of this can be avoided and all of this can impact one’s strategy. This … Read More

A Balanced Scorecard for Procurement

August 1st

Ask five CPOs to rate the effectiveness of their procurement functions and you’ll probably end up with five different answers. Not just differences across competency levels but also in the types of competencies they measure and how they define them. And th… Read More