Adrian King

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Although my work experience is fairly varied, there have been some core themes. You will note that I have mainly worked with "productive" industries - such as Manufacturing and Life Sciences.

In addition to this, I have primarily worked in Supply Chain / Operations and also IT enabled business transformation.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome.

I am happy to connect on LinkedIn, where you will find more information about my professional life and work experience. This page provides a synopsis for anyone interested in who is "behind this site".

Who am I?

I have over 20 years work experience, primarily in Business/Management and IT related Consulting.

Most of that time has been with Manufacturing or related enterprises, and I have had the pleasure of working with a number of the world’s most renowned companies in the sector, including:

Rolls-RoyceGeneral MotorsFiat GroupCummins
AstraZenecaNovartisMeggitt GroupBritish Airways
UK Ministry of DefenceJaguar Land RoverRobert BoschBP

As a result, I have worked in sectors including; Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Healthcare / Pharma, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Public Sector including Higher Education, and Supply Chain.

I have a track record in leading and developing teams. This has enabled me to demonstrate success over the long term in both large and small organisations.

My track record includes:

  • Robust Portfolio, Programme, Project Management and implementation experience;
  • Full lifecycle delivery experience of IT projects – strategy planning through to deployment and support;
  • Effective communication skills, stakeholder management, team and account management;
  • Real world experience of using Prince 2 and MSP, and received on the job training in Prince 2 project management and Six Sigma methodologies;

Track record of academic achievement, including a BEng(Hons), MSc in Engineering with Management, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Sciences.

I am also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and Foundation and Practitioner Certified in MSP, Managing Successful Programmes.

Supply Chain Management

SCM has become an important discipline across business sectors. Topics including Supply Chain Forecasting and Planning, Supply Chain Operations and Execution, Supply Chain Strategy, Operations Strategy, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Segmentation, and Supply Chain Technology & Software are under this category.

Management and Strategy

General Management, Leadership and Compeititive Strategy, in addition to IT Strategy and its ailignment to Business Strategy. You will find commentary, Management and Strategy articles and toolkit under this category.

Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

The Management of change (or Transformation) is vital to an organisation's ability to adapt to external change or execute against a strategy. These skills and experience of delivering such change is especially important in today's global business world.

Industry Focus

Although different sectors have much in common, today's world is also increasingly specialised. This section provides insight into a range of business sectors.