Julien M. Hartley

Julien M. Hartley


Julien has worked advised commercial clients on strategic issues and operational improvement since 1985 and has experience across a range of sectors and business functions. The majority of his experience has been in the energy sector (oil, gas and utilities); he has also carried out a number of engagements with consumer and industrial products and pharmaceutical companies. He has particular expertise in operating model design and transformation, and managing projects to deliver business change.

Des’s key areas of expertise are:

  • Operating model design
  • Transformation Programme/project management
  • Finance function
  • IT (application) architecture

His recent work has included:

  • Advised a multinational pharmaceutical company (that had SAP as its core ERP platform) on its strategy for planning and optimisation systems across its global supply chain
  • Led a project to review and improve the planning processes in the secondary supply business of a pharmaceutical company
  • Led a diagnostic into the supply chain effectiveness of an FMCG company in the UK, which looked specifically at the sales and operational planning processes. Was subsequently retained by the client to lead the design of the operating model for the support functions (including Supply Chain) as it was transforming its UK operations
  • Currently leading the service management stream in a project to create a multi-function (including procurement) shared services centre for a South African mining company
  • Advised one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies on IT procurement category management
  • PMO lead for a global procurement transformation project for a brewing company
  • Led a project to re-structure the supply chain for a European lubricants business
  • Managed a £multi-million business transformation programme for a large oil and gas group
  • Led a post-merger integration project for an energy company in the North Sea
  • Led a project to create a new international energy commodity origination and trading business within an energy company
  • Led a project to develop the target operating model for finance for a large oil & gas utility in the UK
  • Led a project to develop an IT strategy for the manufacturing operations of a pharmaceutical multinational
  • Developed a European shared services strategy for a large lubricants company


Julien holds an M.A. (Engineering) degree from Cambridge University as well as an MBA from London Business School.

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