Paul Parker

Paul Parker

IT Leadership Roles
RS Components & Rexel
London, 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.

Professional Background
  • 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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