Former CIO & Ecommerce Head, RS Components & Rexel

Former CIO & Ecommerce Head, RS Components & Rexel
Former CIO & Ecommerce Head, 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.
  • Developed extensive web platform for UK market (http://rswww.com) and rolled out to 26 operating companies, including Japan & China, and 40 Distributors, within 2 years.
  • 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 , www.neweysonline.co.uk & www.naturalsparx.co.uk (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.
featured skills
Change Management
Business Strategy
Business Development
Project Management