Europe

GEP’s operations in Europe are strong and growing rapidly.  Over the past decade, we’ve brought together top talent from leading global enterprises, consultancies and technology providers into a dedicated European team that supports clients’ procurement requirements across the continent.

With regional offices and operations centers in London and Prague – and embedded personnel on-site with clients across Europe – we provide a complete portfolio of procurement services and software – including spend analysis, strategic sourcing and sourcing support, category and tail spend management, procurement outsourcing and one of the industry’s leading eProcurement platforms.

Using GEP’s innovative GRID™  delivery model, we’re able to leverage global operations centers all over the world to rapidly boost scale, and access analytical and operational support in a completely transparent and seamless way.

Today, GEP has a burgeoning blue-chip European customer base – including market leaders like Bayer, GSK and Ahlstrom. Our proven ability to navigate the particular realities of the local and regional market enables us to deliver significant savings for our clients.  They know that GEP delivers – Saving is Believing.

Solutions Highlights

Introduction

Different currencies, languages, regulatory environments, supply markets, and corporate cultures … there are a number of challenges to doing business in Europe. Fragmented spend, along with decentralised decision making, make procurement optimisation a complex task requiring powerful analytical and change management capabilities. GEP deploys a team of experienced and passionate European procurement professionals to meet the needs of our European clients and deliver realised savings to the bottom line.

Among leading multinational firms, GEP is the only company to provide a full range of procurement services and software, focused exclusively on procurement. Global at our core, we integrated best-practice methodologies learned in complex engagement across Europe and the world, with powerful cloud-based software tools. From our hubs in London and Prague we provide major European firms with support in a range of European languages across all of our service lines.

Europe - Office & Operations Centers

London

Established in 2007, London is the base for GEP’s European procurement consulting team, offering strategic sourcing and category management services to our European clients. The team consists of a multilingual team of procurement consultants and category experts with deep experience across Europe and across industries. We specialise in complex, multi-country sourcing engagements, and help our clients leverage their spend across the region, not just in their home countries.

Prague

Our Prague office has supported our consulting and outsourcing engagements since 2005. With a rich pool of talent to draw from, our clients look to our Prague team to offer cost- effective solutions to their procurement services needs.

Procurement Consulting

Our European teams bring deep, region-specific procurement experience to deliver a compelling return on investment from your procurement programmes:

  • European Category Expertise: Indirect and direct European category expertise and a focus on reducing the total cost of ownership of the goods and services you source
  • Ensuring Savings Hit Your Bottom Line: Compliance checking tools and procedures to ensure identified savings are ultimately realised
  • Effective Change Management: Local consulting teams with a strong focus on change management to ensure savings are implemented
  • The Right Tools: GEP’s own Gartner-rated, cloud-based sourcing and procurement platform SMART by GEP, boosts the effectiveness of our strategic sourcing engagements
  • Global/Regional Integrated Delivery (GRID™ ) Model: Ability to tap global offices and operations centres to support your programmes

Find out more about Procurement Consulting at GEP.

Procurement Outsourcing

The case for procurement outsourcing is clear: improve and standardise business processes, free up buyers’ time to focus on category strategy, gain access to cheaper goods and services, reduce the cost of transaction processing and mitigate supplier and contractual risk.

GEP’s global footprint, deep functional expertise in procurement and outsourcing experience makes it the right partner for procurement outsourcing. Our end-to-end, source to pay procurement solutions are configurable to your organisation’s specific requirements, providing transformational efficiencies and savings that move the needle.

Find out more about Procurement Outsourcing at GEP.

Procurement Software

 GEP is a true innovator in the development and application of procurement technologies to support company savings programs and supplier management initiatives. 

SMART by GEP, our cloud-based, end-to-end procurement suite has been built to support all key stages of the procurement process: from demand management and planning through contract implementation and onto supplier management and performance tracking. Our European customer base uses our solutions to enable collaboration across countries and business units and drive standardization of business processes, where appropriate.

The GEP Europe team is also a major user of our procurement suite. Our consultants use SMART by GEP’s spend analysis and RFx / auction tools to support our strategic sourcing engagements, and our delivery teams use SMART by GEP’s contract management functionality and other capabilities to support operational activities.

Find out more about Procurement Software at GEP.

Our European teams bring deep, region-specific procurement experience to deliver a compelling return on investment from your procurement programmes:

  • European Category Expertise: Indirect and direct European category expertise and a focus on reducing the total cost of ownership of the goods and services you source
  • Ensuring Savings Hit Your Bottom Line: Compliance checking tools and procedures to ensure identified savings are ultimately realised
  • Effective Change Management: Local consulting teams with a strong focus on change management to ensure savings are implemented
  • The Right Tools: GEP’s own Gartner-rated, cloud-based sourcing and procurement platform SMART by GEP, boosts the effectiveness of our strategic sourcing engagements
  • Global/Regional Integrated Delivery (GRID™ ) Model: Ability to tap global offices and operations centres to support your programmes

Find out more about Procurement Consulting at GEP.

The case for procurement outsourcing is clear: improve and standardise business processes, free up buyers’ time to focus on category strategy, gain access to cheaper goods and services, reduce the cost of transaction processing and mitigate supplier and contractual risk.

GEP’s global footprint, deep functional expertise in procurement and outsourcing experience makes it the right partner for procurement outsourcing. Our end-to-end, source to pay procurement solutions are configurable to your organisation’s specific requirements, providing transformational efficiencies and savings that move the needle.

Find out more about Procurement Outsourcing at GEP.

 GEP is a true innovator in the development and application of procurement technologies to support company savings programs and supplier management initiatives. 

SMART by GEP, our cloud-based, end-to-end procurement suite has been built to support all key stages of the procurement process: from demand management and planning through contract implementation and onto supplier management and performance tracking. Our European customer base uses our solutions to enable collaboration across countries and business units and drive standardization of business processes, where appropriate.

The GEP Europe team is also a major user of our procurement suite. Our consultants use SMART by GEP’s spend analysis and RFx / auction tools to support our strategic sourcing engagements, and our delivery teams use SMART by GEP’s contract management functionality and other capabilities to support operational activities.

Find out more about Procurement Software at GEP.

Matthew Bardell
Vice President, Services
Europe

Matthew manages strategic global accounts headquartered in Europe. He has deep experience of  supply chain strategy, operations and change management as well as procurement, both as a consultant and within industry.

Matthew has worked with blue-chip clients across the commercial, financial and public sectors. Prior to GEP, he worked at BearingPoint and Celerant Consulting in London and across Europe. He has specific experience in automotive, chemicals, FMCG, life sciences, manufacturing, paper and print, and retail industries, as well as retail banking and healthcare.

Matthew has a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature and Philosophy from Cambridge University. He speaks French, German and Spanish.

Adam Jasinski
Director, Prague Operations Centre
Europe

Adam heads the GEP operations centre in Prague. His key competences include strategic and global sourcing, sourcing support, category management and procurement operations and process management. He has significant expertise in a broad range of direct and indirect categories, including facilities management, travel and IT. 

With more than 10 years of experience, Adam has extensive experience directing procurement consulting and outsourcing engagements. Prior to joining GEP, Adam worked with Accenture in Warsaw, where he led global procurement outsourcing projects.

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