18 Nov 2020

State of Flux welcomes Louise Whyte and Steven Nieri

State of Flux is delighted to announce two new hires in the US and EMEA businesses. Steven Nieri and Louise Whyte both bring with them extensive experience of procurement transformation and procurement cost reduction which add to our core strengths in supplier management.

Louise Whyte – Consulting Director EMEA

Louise is an energetic and authentic Leader with over 15 years proven track record in Management Consulting and Corporate roles solving complex business problems and delivering tangible outcomes. Louise joins us from senior roles at Macquarie Group and Infosys Portland prior, and has joined State of Flux as Consulting Director EMEA to expand our offering. Louise is results driven with global commercial experience across industries and clients, private and public sector, particularly Financial Services, TMT, FMCG, Resources, Healthcare, and Government agencies and bodies. She is skilled at procurement strategy implementation, and has delivered numerous cost optimisation transformations, operating model restructure, and change projects for clients across the end-to-end procurement lifecycle. Lou has grown and led high performing teams, and enjoys building relationships with people across all levels for optimised collaboration and performance. Contact Louise at Louise.Whyte@stateofflux.co.uk or connect on LinkedIn.

2020 has been one of the most extraordinary years of our lives, and in terms of our profession, the connection with suppliers has been tested like never before. This presents Procurement with a real opportunity – the chance to be aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals and recognised as delivering tangible impact. I’m pleased to join the State of Flux team at this exciting time, to accelerate the growth of a leading consulting organisation, delivering commercial impact and competitive advantage to clients, and continuing to raise the profile of the Procurement profession.”

2020 Global SRM report: Supplier Management at Speed

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Steven Nieri – Managing Director, North America 

Steven has taken up the role of Managing Director in North America. He has over 15 years of success championing programs and improvements to dramatically reduce costs, leverage technology, and better manage risks to power up the procurement and supply chain function. He has built and led global procurement initiatives and category strategies for a variety of industries, including CPG, Retail, Manufacturing, Automotive, and Food & Beverage. Most recently, Steven joins us from DXC Technology where he directed the Procurement-as-a-Service Delivery team for North and South America. Focusing on acquiring and implementing customized procurement function transformations, reviewing spend analytics, strategic sourcing, and tail spend compliance for 35 strategic accounts while overseeing the development, performance, and mentorship of a 21-member delivery team.

Steven received his education at Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Supply-chain Management. Based in Chicago, he is responsible for growing the North American business. Contact Steven.Nieri@stateofflux.co or connect on LinkedIn.

"Having been in procurement for the majority of my professional career, I have seen organizations put primary focus on strategic sourcing to capture value from suppliers. Protecting, delivering, and creating additional value through Supplier Relationship Management is incredibly important to the evolution of working with a supply base, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic. State of Flux excels at all things SRM and I could not be happier to join such a welcoming and hardworking team."  


2020 Supplier Management at Speed report