|Gareth Roden BA MCIPS|
Gareth is PMS’s Managing Director and also researches, designs and presents courses both in-company and at the training centre. Gareth has successfully completed in-company assignments with high profile clients such as Hallmark Cards, RS Components, BAE Systems, BE Aerospace and Bakkavor. Recently he spent a week training procurement professionals in Doha (Gulf State of Qatar). He has been with PMS for nine years and his hands-on experience and dynamic presentation style have made him a very popular and highly respected presenter. He is particularly strong in the areas of negotiation, risk management and the control and development of stores and warehouses.
Prior to joining PMS, Gareth has held senior management positions in both public and private sector procurement including the automotive, mining and mechanical engineering businesses, specifically : -
Lucas Automotive (Production Materials Buyer)
British Coal Corporation (Contracts Officer, Supply & Contracts Manager, Group Asset Manager)
AES Engineering (Head of Purchasing)
Qualter, Hall & Co Limited (Purchasing & Stores Manager)
The various posts have provided Gareth with significant experience in the procurement of capital equipment, bulk material supply contracts, consumables, services and site installation projects. These activities also included the management and development of purchasing teams and departments plus the financial, physical and safety responsibilities for the operation of stores, stockyards and workshop facilities. He has also spent time in retail management as an Assistant Store Manager.
Gareth is degree educated and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. He is a committee member of the Institute’s South Yorkshire Branch. During his studies for membership to the Institute he was awarded the subject prize in Marketing.