Gareth Evans

31 May 2022
Topics in this article
  • Finance & Procurement
  • Life at Proxima

Today we announce an exciting next step on Proxima’s growth journey. We are proud to become part of Bain & Company, the global leader in Management Consulting.

Proxima has been operating independently in Europe and North America for over a quarter of a century. In that time, we have grown substantially, becoming a leader in our space. We have worked with many of the world’s largest and most interesting companies, solving complex procurement and business challenges, and have made many friends in the process.

Procurement has changed a lot in that time, reflecting the growing “externalization” of organizations and the increasing reliance on supplier networks to accelerate the delivery of a variety of business goals. For the reasons we all know about, today procurement and supply chain are boardroom issues. We have never been more relevant and must seize the opportunity to elevate our profession.

Looking back, I am hugely proud of what we have achieved, and I would like to thank all of those who have played a role in Proxima’s past. But if there is one thing that being at Proxima has taught me, it is the importance of looking forwards, and my overriding emotion is one of excitement for our people, our clients, and the industry in general.

From the outside, Proxima and Bain might look very different, and yet on the inside, we are very similar culturally, but also in our ambition. We are committed to helping change-oriented executives and their businesses to achieve their full potential, delivering profitable growth, building resilience, and fulfilling their commitments to their people and the planet.

But there are important differences too, differences that our respective clients enjoy and may value in the future. This is why we will be operating as an independent subsidiary, under the stewardship of the same management team, focused on growing both Proxima services and our combined offerings where it adds value to our clients.

This next chapter for Proxima is a testament to the excellent work and efforts of the entire Proxima team. From top to bottom, we have a team of professionals who are committed to a collective goal. I am committed to building the best employee value proposition in procurement consulting for those that come on the journey with us. I guarantee lots of exciting opportunities to advance careers and have fun.

As of today, Proxima and Bain, and our friends at Arc Blue, offer something unique in the market, a truly international offering, end to end, from the boardroom, to the front line. But above all, we offer a passion for our clients and delivering results.

It is a hugely exciting time, and I look forward to going on this journey together.

Read the official press release here.

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