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Dappula WijeyeratneVice President
Dap has more than 25 years’ experience across all aspects of strategic sourcing gained in industry and consultancy. He joined Efficio with a deep understanding of marketing spend and was instrumental in developing the company’s offering and track record in the media, publishing and events industry. Over the years Dap has extended his focus, successfully driving new business and client engagements across multiple sectors including financial services, fintech, retail and technology. 

Main areas of practise

Dap has considerable experience in the financial services, retail, media, automotive, IT and telco, public sector and oil and gas sectors, and has managed a wide variety of complex projects in many international markets.

Career

Prior to Efficio, Dap was part of the European Supply Chain and Operations Consulting Practice at PwC. Before that, he spent ten years in industry holding several senior procurement roles in the automotive, retail and manufacturing sectors. Dap attended the University of Aston where he gained a BSc in Business Administration in 1992.

A British national, Dap speaks English, Sinhalese and conversational French.

Significant experience

Dap has successfully managed a large number of projects including:

  • Strategic sourcing and process optimisation – global staffing: Currently leading our engagement with the world's fourth-largest managed service provider of temporary staff, and has led a team to implement innovative sourcing practices and process changes in parts of their $4bn temporary staff spend, which has helped dramatically improve profitability within our client’s key market sectors
  • Strategic sourcing training – financial services: Led the team to develop and implement a global sourcing training programme for the world's largest retail bank. Worked with the client to measure the skills of the incumbent team of 170 buyers, customise a training curriculum and develop a bespoke set of training materials. Trained the internal Efficio team on the materials and co-ordinated the deployment of the training over the course of 72 training days in eight global markets
  • Procurement transformation – global media and exhibitions: Managed a complex programme to identify and deliver significant sourcing savings across several indirect and direct categories, followed by the design and implementation of an all-new in-house sourcing team to embed and sustain the savings. He acted as the interim Chief Procurement Officer for the one-year duration of the transition and delivered savings 40% ahead of forecast
  • Procuremernt transformation – public sector: Led a team of consultants to build and implement a single, strategic procurement team to manage a spend of c.£200m across four UK police forces. In parallel, he ran a team to execute a two-year, four-wave programme to source a range of direct and indirect categories to deliver saving and operational benefits (of more than 10% of addressable spend), all fully compliant with OJEU legislation
Insight
Tesco and Carrefour to combine purchasing power

French supermarket giant Carrefour and Tesco have announced plans to form a long-term strategic alliance to leverage their joint purchasing power with suppliers.