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Kyle Appell


Professional Experience

Kyle Appell is a Director in Protiviti’s Supply Chain Solutions group based in San Francisco. 

Kyle has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience, centered in strategic sourcing, procurement transformation, web-based sourcing applications and commercial credit. Kyle’s experience spans a wide range of industries such as public sector, higher education, resources, consumer electronics, media, telecom, and manufacturing.

Mr. Appell holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and received his MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Major Projects

Directed a procurement organization transformation program for one of the largest university systems in North America with over $7B in annual spend in order to drive increased sourcing project capacity, improve cooperation and coordination across all campuses, and deliver sustained financial benefits. Scope covered: Operating Model Design, Performance Management. Spend and Opportunity Assessment and Strategic Sourcing Support.

Led a spend assessment and strategic sourcing program for a large county government. Analyzed over $200M in annual spend and developed the program’s sourcing plan across 12 category groups. Trained client procurement resources on Strategic Sourcing Methodology.

Led a strategic sourcing initiative for the European division of a global telecom company. Managed seven categories and delivered average savings yield of 18%. Developed an improved organizational design to support strategic sourcing planning, delivery and sustainment of benefits.

Managed a procure-to-pay (P2P) control assessment in support of an enterprise-wide procurement transformation effort for a major Canadian utility. Assessed risk factors and recommended mitigating control activities for 22 distinct P2P processes.

Led the Canadian Procurement Services Group for a major North American retailer of consumer electronics. Responsible for $400 million of non-merchandise goods and services spend including strategic sourcing, inventory management and logistics, purchase orders, e-Catalog management, P-Card administration, and the purchase and delivery of all goods not for resale in support of new store construction.

Developed a forecast & plan to strategically source $8+ billion in annual direct material spend for a $22 billion consumer & commercial electronics company based in Japan. The sourcing plan included all 11 of the Company’s major operating groups, and represented approximately 80% of global direct spend.