Jesper Schade is Vice President with more than 20 years’ experience in Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain. At Efficio, he has played a prominent role in building the firm’s market in the Nordic Region and Germany. Jesper is an expert in scoping the opportunity and laying out a practical, yet aggressive plan that delivers lasting results.

Main areas of practice

Jesper focuses on strategic Procurement Transformation, Supplier Relationships, Supply Chain Optimization, Organizational Development, and training and professional development.


Jesper has built his consulting career with A.T. Kearney and, since 2007, with Efficio. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and is a Bachelor of Economics in Organization and Strategy from Copenhagen Business School. He is fluent in Danish/Scandinavian, English, German and has basic French.


Jesper works with leading international companies – many of them Private Equity-owned – across a range of industries including Insurance, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, and Retail.

Significant experience

  • Strategic Procurement and Claims Transformation – Insurance company: Ongoing Strategic Sourcing and Change Management activities have been implemented following an Opportunity Assessment and Strategy Development across claims areas and categories
  • Procurement Transformation – Healthcare company:  Experienced in conducting Assessment, Program Development and Execution across categories including Marketing, Critical Raw Materials, Transport, and various indirects
  • Strategic Global Sourcing – High Tech company: Held European responsibility for global focus on Sourcing of indirects. This covered six separate workstreams and involved leading joint client/consultant teams to develop strategies, negotiate and select suppliers

Other expertise

Jesper conducts training in Strategic Sourcing on behalf of DILF (Danish Purchasing and Logistics Association) of which he is a member. He is a regular chairperson and speaker at their conferences.