GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, James Potter

James Potter
United Kingdom


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James Potter



Professional Background

  • Broad functional experience in all sizes of engineering/ technology companies spanning Projects, Commercial, Supply Chain, Procurement and Manufacturing
  • Senior management at Rolls-Royce Plc – latterly in Supply Chain strategy and Procurement
  • Introduced new technologies through to commercialisation
  • Multiple large organisational transformations and supply chain restructuring programmes
  • Masters Degree in Aerospace management, Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Highly skilled in strategy formulation and alignment
  • Subject matter expert in Supply Chain Management, New Product Introduction and Production readiness
  • Sector experience covering aerospace, defence, Oil & Gas, Power generation, Automotive
  • Lean Six Sigma Black belt
  • Commercial and contract experience spanning sales, procurement, Joint Ventures, research and collaborations
  • Board Director of international materials technology company
  • Extensive stakeholder management at CxO level

Project Highlights

  • Redesign of Rolls-Royce operations function
  • Large scale supply chain restructuring for optimal flow ( Rolls-Royce Aerospace and Energy sectors)
  • Global strategy and deployment of Additive manufacturing
  • Formation of major Joint Ventures for strategic commodities
  • Commercialisation of space spin-off technology into defence, Formula 1, renewable energy
  • Turnaround of major Boeing contract delivery performance
  • Definition and deployment of manufacturing and functional operating models and processes

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