James Alistair

President & Founder,
Graham Leary

James Alistair supports businesses deliver bottom line growth through developing and implementing strategic procurement solutions. Our areas of expertise include identifying and executing opportunities to drive savings, strategic supplier management, and developing organizational capability.

Our president and founder Graham Leary's extensive procurement and global sourcing experience uniquely stretches both ends of the supply chain, from consumer products to retail. He served for 13 years as V-P Strategic Sourcing for Southeastern Grocers, a large U.S grocery chain focusing on driving cost reduction in private label, proteins, pharmaceuticals, national-brands and goods and services not for resale. Graham spent 17 years at Colgate-Palmolive Company, both at their New York headquarters and in Australia. At Colgate, Graham held various global sourcing and procurement roles. Graham also served as Vice President, Global Sourcing for Black & Decker’s Hardware & Home Improvement Group, with responsibility for procurement and global product sourcing.  He serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of Florida’s Center of Supply Chain Management.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahamleary

Email us: gleary@jamesalistair.com



Leading For Change:
Perspectives shared with the Institute Of Supply Management (ISM) on critical skills required to become a top procurement professional and how embracing these skills will help build high-performing teams.


Procurement and Supply Chain Overview:
Shared with Dr. Aditi Mukherjee's, University of Florida's MBA class, the significant role procurement and supply chain play in driving organizations key performance metrics.

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Sustainability In The Grocery Industry:

Presented to Professor Asoo Vakharia, Director Supply Chain Management Center, University of Florida MBA cohorts the benefits sustainability initiatives can bring to the retail industry, to consumers, and our environment.

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Private Label Manufacturing Association reports:

Fight for Meal Dollars - how the US grocery industry can continue its post COVID momentum

Billion Dollar Brands - a closer look at some the hottest private label brands in the market today