Richard Spoor, CPSM, FCIPS, is based in Basel, Switzerland, and is the head of product supply for Bayer Consumer Care AG, a position he has held since July 2014. In his role, he is responsible for the end to end supply chain including a global plant network of 14 sites, contract manufacturing, quality and supply chain management. From 2011 to 2014, he was based in Leverkusen Germany and was senior vice president procurement for Bayer Healthcare AG. Spoor also chaired the Group Procurement Committee, responsible for Bayer's procurement community.
From 2005 to 2011, he was senior vice president, global procurement for Merck & Co., Inc. in the United States. From 1997 to 2003, he worked at QP Group in both the United Kingdom and the United States. From 2003 to 2005, he was regional director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operational resource sourcing with Nokia Corporation.
Spoor started his career in sourcing at GE Lighting Europe. He holds a bachelor of science (BSc) degree (with honors) in industrial management, and is FCIPS certified from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).