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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, Prague and Dublin — and embedded personnel onsite 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, 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. 

Solutions Highlights

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 decentralized decision making, make procurement optimization 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 realized 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, Prague and Dublin, we provide major European firms with support in a range of European languages across all of our service lines.

Europe – Offices & Delivery Centers

Spotlight

Jamie Ogilvie-Smals

Vice President, Consulting

Jamie is responsible for delivery of strategic accounts for organizations based in Europe. He has extensive experience in running large and complex procurement transformations and outsourced procurement engagements for global organizations.

Jamie’s expertise includes procurement strategy development, procurement transformation, sourcing and category management, spend analysis, SRM program development, and tail spend management. His category experience covers the whole indirect space and he has worked primarily in the pharmaceutical, financial services, FMCG, manufacturing, and oil & gas sectors.

Jamie has a Master’s…

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Volker Roelofsen

Vice President, Consulting

Volker brings over 22 years of experience in consulting, focusing on procurement and supply chain management (SCM). He spearheads GEP’s growth initiatives and consulting teams in the DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) region, and also leads large global engagements.

Prior to joining GEP, Volker was a partner with Deloitte Consulting in the procurement and SCM practice. He has also led the procurement and SCM practice for IBM in DACH. During his consulting career, he has managed accounts in the automotive, industrial, telecommunication, chemical/pharmaceutical and consumer goods/retail sectors. His clients include…

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JULIAN TRENT

Vice President, Business Development

As a vice president, Julian leads business development for GEP’s services business in Europe.

Julian's career of more than 30 years includes strategy, enterprise procurement transformation, category management and strategic sourcing (direct and indirect), analytics and change management, with the past two decades primarily focused on strategy, business planning, and transforming source-to-pay functions across multiple industries in the private and public sectors.

Before joining GEP, Julian held senior and executive-level roles in industry verticals, management consulting, and managed and digital services. His experience…

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