Open Vision

The vision for Open Rhodes is to help businesses in identifying inefficiencies and cost-saving opportunities, and ultimately making procurement and suppliers deliver better value. This is based on tailored, quality solutions for the corporate environment, taking the stress away from high infrastructure costs and high price-to-sales ratios.

Whilst short-term cost-cutting across various business functions helps improve business efficiency and service delivery, Open Rhodes can further improve productivity by managing suppliers or identifying them, creating longer-term value.

About Lee RhodesLeeRhodes_012-Edit

Lee Rhodes created Open Rhodes in January 2014. With over 20 years experience in procurement, Lee has developed his expertise with big brands such as Swinton Insurance, Barclays and Citibank. Lee uses this knowledge to offer a flexible and interactive consulting solution that is all about transforming businesses, increasing profit and effectiveness.

Using his expertise in procurement, Lee has been a judge for the Print Week Awards 2 years running and is one of the procurement experts within the Marketing Services field that the panel is made up of.

Lee is also a guest speaker and recently spoke at the UK seminar for a leading document management software provider (SEFAS).

About Shaun Milner

Shaun is a proven Procurement and Facilities Management specialist, with over shaun-milner_006-edit26 years’ experience in managing procurement and facilities contracts in blue-chip companies.

His experience includes responsibility for a range of procurement commodities and management of a complex multi-site facilities operation.

Shaun started his career as a buyer with Rover Group in 1987 and continued in the automotive industry until joining Yorkshire Electricity as Procurement Manager in 1998. Shaun was the winner of Kelly’s Award for Excellence in Purchasing and Supply in 2001 and was then appointed Head of Facilities with RWE npower in 2002 until 2014.

Shaun is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the British Institute of Facilities Management and holds a diploma in Health and Safety Management awarded by the British Safety Council.

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