Paul Parker

IT Leadership Roles
RS Components & Rexel

United Kingdom


Paul Parker has more than 20 years’ experience and a track record of achievements in a number of different positions, such as CIO/COO/General Manager and across several continents (UK base). Paul has extensive IT experience blended with General management roles including COO of Digital Channel with Sales & Marketing responsibility, and Managing Director of a Distribution business.

          • C-level systems transformation experience on a global basis, replacing legacy systems with modernised infrastructure and ERP solutions.

          • Leading proponent of cloud based solutions, including Microsoft CRM & Office 365, resulting in increased service delivery with magnitude of cost benefit.

          • Established & managed digital channels, revenue generating on a global scale, recognised through numerous awards – benchmarks in both B2B & B2C sectors.

          • Operated on international basis across numerous countries, with sector exposure in Manufacturing, Distribution, Wholesale & Retail – detailed understanding of supply chain.

          • Intensively experienced with a portfolio of delivery in direct and matrix reporting teams.

          • Management, control and development of information, voice and data communication systems for all European data centres involving over 100 personnel

          • Managed implementation of primary business strategy of a common approach to customers across operating companies of UK, France, Germany & Italy.

          • Overall P&L performance of autonomous business, sales £60m, cost base £12m and 250 employees.

          • Leadership & management of the Ecommerce Division including strategic definition and implementation across global organisation.

          • Leadership & management of the Ecommerce Division including strategic definition and implementation across global organisation.

          • Creation and operation of Marketing and Sales teams to drive channel revenue, as well as technical development.

          • Operational responsibility for Information & Communication Systems within the UK & Ireland (4,000 user base).

          • Rescue & re-implementation of Movex solution which had been central to previous business demise – successful base generated which enabled business recovery.

          • Successful creation & launch of a number of web channels including , & (Brand Award winning)

          • Systems, Communication & Web Channel responsibility across UK, Ireland, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Baltic States & Russia.

          • Formation and leadership of IT Steering Groups in various counties involving (Board level) Process Owners, and management of overall project team for system transformation (c200 personnel).

          • Established single IT Division through consolidation of teams both within UK and European markets.

          • Creation of IS/IT strategy providing 3 year outlook for full system modernisation.

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