Procurement Senior executive/engineer

Michel Duquette

Michel Duquette

A proven track record, results driven and creative senior executive leader with extensive international experience working in multicultural environments, in the areas of product development, strategic sourcing, process optimization and management, helping  world class enterprises to increase their profitability. My main skills are related to my capacity to develop strategies and built the appropriate team in term of skills and processes to achieve it using change management, lean and coaching methodologies as well as my experience in term of Supplier selection, Negotiation, Value engineering, as well as contract and Supplier management.


Product Development

Strategic Sourcing

Process optimization


Simultaneous engineering with suppliers

Value engineering

Redesign to cost

Total acquisition cost

PPAP(Quality requirements)

Functional Needs Analysis

Spends & needs analysis

Opportunity assessment

Supplier selection & audit

Master Purchasing levers

Sourcing in developing countries


Cost reduction

Contract Management

Supplier panel management

Supplier improvement

Supplier partnership

Raw material purchase

Service providers purchase

Lean methodology

6 sigma approach

Value stream mapping

SAP/Ariba tool

Maturity level assessment

Process deployment

Training program

Change management

Organizational assessment

Re-organisation deployment



Team/people management

Management by objectives

Workshop management

Multi-functional team

Vision & Mission deployment

Budget preparation

Strategic and Operational plan

Recent Achievements

  • Lead the Procurement function redesign in several medium to large size enterprises, in Canada, France and China, from full assessment* to the deployment of the new organization.
  • Lead several Sourcing categories strategies helping several mid to large size enterprises to achieve substantial benefits by increasing the saving rate by 3 times in average
  • Through a full value stream process mapping , redesign and deploy a complete new organization  with multiple sites around the world allowing the implementation of world-class practices that improved payment terms by 2 times, reduced process time and PO lines by more than 50%, improved days of inventory by 2 times as well as achieve more than $7M of cost avoidance on purchase prices Vs market trends on all major raw material.
  • Successfully deployed training program in private and public organizations in Europe, North America and Asia to achieve the required soft and technical skills level to deploy best in class procurement practices such as, procurement: classic levers and advanced levers, management of a purchasing department, ect..
  • Lead a major cultural change in one of the most important city’s senior management team in France to drive the new orientation required regarding the procurement function roles and responsibilities.
  • Developed a new electric vehicle from concept to production in less than one year by building a purchasing function that find, select and co-ordinate suppliers able to develop and produce the vehicle components in a simultaneous engineering environment.