About

Andrea Fimian, CEO & Founder of fips consulting, is a passionate supply chain consultant.

Andrea is passionate about her work and inspires the same passion in others. She has more than 10 years of supply chain experience in a multinational corporation with several thousand suppliers in direct and indirect procurement, and has an extensive background in supplier diversity & inclusion, supply chain social responsibiltiy, process optimization, and business transformation.

Andrea has a strong analytical-conceptual as well as pragmatic ability to provide you with appropriate ideas and solutions. Her excellent knowledge in her field, including working in an agile environment, her project management skills, and her understanding of design thinking techniques, enable her to develop sound assessments and solutions tailored to your needs. She is highly professional, and skillfully mixes her work ethic with a great sense of humor and fun.

Andrea has several years of expertise in successfully managing and developing the 1st Tier Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and the global 2nd Tier Program in an international corporation which is operating in 150+ countries around the world. She led the planning, organization, and implementation of the corporate’s commitment to Supplier Diversity & Inclusion in EMEA. She developed and executed a strategy to build comprehensive relationships with diverse suppliers and created internal and external networking opportunities to connect diverse suppliers with business opportunities. She also led the global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Tier 2 initiative, for which she successfully implemented a new reporting solution, introduced contractual requirements for Tier 1 suppliers, and ensured timely and accurate reporting on them.

Andrea’s strong leadership and management skills, as well as her willingness to challenge established purchasing processes, have earned her recognition and credibility in the industry.

She gained more experience during her corporate time, where she was part of the company’s Corporate Service Corps, through which the company disperses small teams of high-performing employees, for weeks at a time, to help communities around the world address economic and societal challenges. The mission of these teams combines corporate responsibility with leadership training and business development—representing a new integration of the company’s business and societal goals. She worked with the Supply Chain Management from the Department of Health in the Free State, South Africa. The consulting work included benchmarking current standard operating procedures, procurement business process recommendations, incorporating supplier workload reductions, enhanced reporting guidelines, and a high level sustainability plan for the SCM improvement project.

Andrea is an advocate for growing a diverse supplier base. She has spoken as a panelist or moderator at over 50 events, trade shows, and conferences in German, English or French. To further support diverse owned businesses, Andrea has developed a program to connect diverse suppliers with mentors, training, and business development.

Andrea also led the Supply Chain Social Responsibility team in EMEA where she expanded her environmental, social and governance (ESG) knowledge.

For her exceptional contribution to supplier diversity & inclusion, Andrea received the Platinum Award for her ”Outstanding Diversity Commitment” from Women in IT at the IT Female Awards in 2019 (with Gold & Silver winners).

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