What others say about Mattias Asplund (owner of this blog):

“It was a great experience for me and my team to work with you during last two years. I would like to thank you for your support, professionalism and positive cooperation spirit during that period.”

Ali Erkan Sokmen, Country Procurement Manager (2014), Mondelez International, Turkey

Lots of focus and strategic thinking brought to direct team and indirect team. High level of passion in sharing knowledge on Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) with entire regional team, as trainer for the region.”

Benjamin de Bernardy, Direct Materials Director (2014), Mondelez International, Dubai

“Super real-life examples and clear explanations, was a pleasure to listen. Good presentation structure, easy to understand. Also good presentation skills and recommendations given in very lively manner.”

Buying Manager (2014), Anonymous training feedback, Mondelez International, Russia

“I truly appreciate the great work and collaboration I have seen from Mattias and his team. They bring great insights and perspective to the global category team and are always team players. Mattias has done a great job in pushing for more efforts around competitive benchmarking and best practices. He has shown great leadership and strategic thinking skills each time I engage with him and he is a true asset to the team. He consistently acts like an owner and is open and inclusive in his approach.”

Dawn Pollina, Global Packaging Category Leader (2014), Mondelez International, USA

“Mattias is a very good functional expert in procurement, with very good strategic thinking and good leadership skills.”

Emanuil Kupenov, Direct Material Director (2013), Mondelez International, Switzerland

“Mattias was and still is a role model for me. He is strong in strategy, analysis and planning, balanced with interpersonal relations, developing fellow team members and motivating his surroundings. I was happy to work with Mattias and he teached me a lot and helped me develop and grow.”

Anna Wieslander, Business Developer (2009), IKEA Group, Sweden

“Mattias has shown that he can run new development projects with accuracy, when it comes to cost, performance and time. He has an engaged interest in macroeconomics, and presents and collects his findings with skilled developed computer- and intranet based presentations.”

Lars Bolminger, Purchasing Director (2000), Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden

“Mattias is a very ambitious and progressive person. He works independently and targeted. The projects Mattias has been responsible for has not only been implemented according to plan; creative thinking and innovation always characterize his efforts. In his achievements as consultant/analyst, Mattias has proven a very developed analythical ability. He has been an appreciated course leader at our diploma education and has shown good pedagocical skills as teacher.”

Bobo af Ekenstam, CEO (1998), Docere Intelligence, Sweden

“A very big thank you for your commitment and the decision support you performed. I have observed enthusiasm, overview and knowledge. Above all, I want to point out that I was very impressed by the knowledge brought with you when you began working for us. But I am even more impressed by the way you put yourself in our shoes and thus managed to perform an investigation that was so relevant that it now forms the basis of our future market strategy. It is a pleasure for me to recommend you to future work and projects in all areas that fit within the concept of marketing.”

Sten Hellberg, Marketing Director (1997), Beiersdorf, Sweden

“Mattias worked very independently to achieve agreed goals. The majority of the members of the company’s management team was engaged in the work, and all perceived Mattias way of working as very professional. The result was very satisfactory and the recommendations have been implemtented.”

Carl von Bahr, Marketing Director (1996), Pullmax, Sweden