David J Ward

Senior Advisor

David is a senior member of Vantage’s sourcing and supply chain management practice, where he specializes in leading clients through procurement and supply chain transformations.  He has deep expertise in strategic sourcing, category management, supplier relationship governance, and change management.  David is also an experienced training instructor and facilitator.

Prior to becoming a consultant, David was most recently Executive Director Global Procurement: Europe and Emerging Markets for Merck.  Prior to that, he was Vice President, Business Development: Asia Pacifica and Japan, for DHL Supply Chain. David also served as Procurement Director for Asia Pacific at GSK where he successfully created a harmonized Procurement team from two legacy procurement organizations. David brings experience in pharmaceuticals packing and distribution, clinical development and outsourcing, and direct materials sourcing.

David is based in the UK and is a graduate of Thames Valley University.

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