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Steve Hooker

Supply Chain and Procurement Expert,

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Steve Hooker MBA

Purchasing / Procurement / Supply Chain expert.


I have just finished a contract for Rowan International, the largest European distributor to discount retailers of consumer goods. I was responsible for the improving the buying operations. The restructuring and introduction of new ways of working and processes resulted in a record year in sales and profit.

I am now looking for a new assignment

I used to work for Burtonís Foods to buy in finished products, either to reduce costs or to increase our range of products. These products include the range of Bertolli biscuits. You know us through our brands, Maryland cookies, Jammie Dodgers, Cadbury biscuits and Wagon Wheels

Previously I was General Manager Direct Sourcing for B&Q as General Manager Global co-packing for Kingfisher. Previous to this I did nearly every functional job for Masterfoods / Mars Inc / M&Ms.

I have a degree in Chemistry and a M.B.A from the University of Strathclyde. I have worked in world class organisations in the food, fmcg, retail, packaging and chemical industries for Mars, Courtaulds and Kingfisher.

My experience covers Plant Management, Business Development, Technical Management, Training, Internal Consultancy, Project and Change Management.

I worked and lived in France for 10 years and I have led teams based in Austria, France, Holland and Germany. In addition, I have led global teams and been responsible for Business Development in Asia, Africa, and Ireland.

I am one of the seven Directors of Association of MBAs

For a more information about my work history


My Beliefs


The important role of training and coaching. Seen everywhere, one that gave me pleasure was when I helped my local village (2000 habitants) chess team go from a freshly promoted team in division 2 to take them to division 1 champions and becoming champions of Alsace (a region of France).

From Brave Hearts to Heathens. A variation on early adopter theory. Spend your time with the passionate who will try anything and do the impossible, they will motivate and lead the sheep, forget the heathens who want to do nothing, if necessary let the brave hearts butcher them.

Quotes

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself."

Eleanor Roosevelt

See other quotes that are important to me

Chronological Work Experience

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1st4consultancy.com

Managing Consultant

Association of MBAs

Director

Rowan International<

Trading Director

Burtonís Foods

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Kingfisher / B&Q

General Manager Kingfisher Co-packing Manager

General Manager Direct Sourcing

Mars / Masterfoods / M&Ms / Pedigree Petfoods

European R&D Competencies and Communication Manager

Product Development Manager

European R&D Packaging Manager

Business Development Manager

Supply Chain Assignment

Internal Consultant

Plant Manager

Operations Efficiency Manager

Shift Manager

Courtaulds

Plant Manager / Assistant Plant Manager

Assistant Technical Manager

Research Scientist

Scholarship Student