Jan Francis is Global Head of Supplier Management at Arm Holdings Ltd where he has recently set up the Supplier Management competency, imbedding SRM best practices, sustainability and risk into an integrated approach to managing suppliers.
Jan is an advocate for holistic, collaboration based supplier management. A specialist in supplier relationship management and contract negotiations, Jan has over 20 years of experience supporting strategic supplier programmes in global roles in retail, logistics, banking and technology organisations.
Jan is determined to put supply chain and Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG), including sustainability on the exec agenda. He sees the future of supplier management as adding significant value through building integrated relationships with suppliers and in understanding how their sustainability, diversity and ESG strategies fit with the customer's values.