SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shelby Group, a leader in Procurement Optimization, announced today that Scott Dever has joined the company as Vice President of Sourcing Solutions. Mr. Dever will oversee Shelby's Sourcing Solutions business and lead the delivery of the Category Solutions offering, which helps companies achieve double-digit cost improvement and faster speed to savings across a wide range of indirect spend categories.
Mr. Dever possesses an extensive background in the procurement industry. He has led global transformations for industry-leading brands resulting in broad-based change initiatives and breakthrough cost improvement.
Mr. Dever joins the company from Xchanging plc where he was Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Procurement Services in the Americas. Prior to this, Mr. Dever held positions as Vice President of Procurement for Motorola, Chief Procurement Officer at Hewitt Associates, Vice President of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing at Sears Holdings, and Vice President of Global Procurement at Hasbro.
"Over the past decade, Scott has achieved transformational procurement results for leading companies across multiple industries and various corporate cultures," said John Dreyer, President and CEO of The Shelby Group. "We are proud to have Scott as part of our leadership team."Mr. Dever said, "I am very excited to join The Shelby Group and to have the opportunity to work with such a talented team. I am particularly enthusiastic about our new Category Solutions offering, which will provide clients with cost improvement across a broad range of indirect spend categories. The combination of Shelby's technology-enabled process optimization expertise together with solid sourcing support creates a compelling value proposition for our clients." About The Shelby Group The Shelby Group leverages its deep understanding of enterprise procurement processes and technology to maximize savings and optimize business results throughout the procurement lifecycle. Whether you want to create sustainable procurement savings, maximize utilization of current tools, deploy or upgrade new software, move to the cloud, or outsource operations, partnering with Shelby pays off. To benefit from Shelby's experience in meeting the diverse needs of Fortune 500 clients and to learn more about what we can do to help optimize your success, call 312.445.8500. SOURCE The Shelby Group