Bilal joined Centrica PLC in February 2016 to head up the Procurement and Real Estate functions. He has led the functional transformation of Procurement in two stages. Stage one included a change of remit from sourcing to business partnering category management, the establishment of a global leverage team and the development of a technology road map. Stage two (in implementation) focuses on the efficiency and effectiveness of the function through the introduction of buying channels with an optimised mix of automation, outsourcing and improved internal capability, coupled with a robust compliance framework.
Bilal’s work experience spans a number of industries including consumer goods, food service, medical diagnostics, infrastructure and utilities. He has covered a number of supplier interaction roles including quality assurance, technical development and, predominantly, procurement. He has held a number of regional, global and CPO roles and has lived and worked in the UK, UAE, USA and Switzerland. Bilal has been on the Procurement Power List for the last two years.