Paul Steven

paul steven

Director at Transform And Sustain Results Ltd

United Kingdom

Bio Summary

Results-orientated international management consultant with track record of delivering successful change projects for commercial, operational, and engineering needs. Utilises over 20 years of leadership experience in operations and consulting from Diageo, Unilever, and niche management consultancies
> Creates high-performance team culture: open, collaborative approach delivers honest feedback
Financial accountability: P&L used to understand issues & opportunities, and articulate change
> Commercial perspective utilised to influence stakeholders for successful change assignments
> All stakeholders held accountable through data driven and open communication from boardroom to shop floor. Comfortable with ambiguity and associated flexibility of thinking and approach
> Projects managed with big picture perspective whilst maintaining rigour within detailed analysis. Projects delivered on-time to budget with high-energy and stakeholder engagement
> Core skills of daily management, for successful delivery of KPIs and improvements supported by experience from General Management, Operations, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Capital Engineering Projects, Customer Service and New Product Development


Next Availability:

31 Jan 2023



Employment History

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Transform And Sustain Results Ltd

March 2020 - present

2022 to date Project Director: Aluminium Business - $12.3Bn Revenue – USA, Switzerland, Brazil & Korea Responsible and accountable to Global PMO Director for piloting improved project management processes including specifi ...see more

Alvarez & Marsal

Director (contract)

Alvarez & Marsal

September 2018 - March 2020

Leading successful engagements for Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) team based in London. Managing delivery for a variety of Managing Directors (Partners) within practice, hands-on leadership of operational works ...see more

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Transform And Sustain Results Ltd

January 2017 - September 2018

Niche management consultant, leading international teams for clients, directly and via associate consultants. Alignment of improvement and cultural approaches to ensure clear communication of work requirements and maintenance ...see more

Kaizen Consultancy And Training Services Ltd

Consulting Director

Kaizen Consultancy And Training Services Ltd

November 2006 - December 2016

KCTS is a niche lean consultancy based in UK, working with blue chip clients to reduce costs and improve performance focused upon manufacturing companies. After joining as a consultant in 2006, promoted to Operations Direct ...see more


Operations Manager


November 2004 - September 2006

Turnaround of Guinness Bottling & Canning Factory after loss of large contract threatened profitability. Part of senior leadership team, built board level support for restructuring of operations, worked within flexible role t ...see more


Performance Improvement Manager


September 2000 - September 2004

Led integration of improvement functions within European Homecare and Personal Care Divisions to ensure alignment of expectations, approach and to improve the use of data to drive decisions > Introduced loss recording system ...see more

Quaker Oats

Site Engineering Manager

Quaker Oats

September 1999 - September 2000

Rapid promotion at Diageo gave opportunity to join a senior leadership team at food factory early within manufacturing career. While accountable for maintenance budget of £2M and annual capital budget of £1M, plus a team of ...see more


Graduate Trainee / Project Engineer


June 1997 - September 1999

Recruited as a graduate trainee within whisky division of Guinness. Although gained experience of working within distilling operations and given responsibility for electrical works across 23 distilleries, rapid promotion came ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Integration Project Director for Animal Feed Company (£250M Revenue) integrating operations across UK, Poland, Spain & Denmark. Supporting cost reduction, capital projects and cross functional working. Business process mapping for Sales & Commercial, R&D, Supply Chain & Operations, HR, Finance and PMO Introduction of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) in Denmark Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen Projects in UK Capital Project support in Poland Best practice capture in Spain Organisation migrated from General Managers and duplicate processes, into functional structure with distributed centralised approach maintaining local management teams with consistent central strategy

Industry: Consumer Products

Topic(s): Organizational Transformation

Project Description:
Interim Operations Director for Plastic Manufacturer (£50M Revenue) solving immediate operational issues to maximise Customer Service during COVID crisis. Restructuring operations and enabling introduction of new products, additional capacity, and new technologies to support sales growth

Industry: Petrochemicals

Topic(s): Project & Program Management

Project Description:
Project Director for Aluminium Business ($12.3Bn Revenue): Responsible and accountable to Global PMO Director for piloting improved project management processes including specific cross-functional early management of CAPEX projects ($100M+) within a capital-intensive industry. Workshops and support within each regional business unit supporting regional Vice-Presidents, central technology experts and engineers, and local factory teams

Industry: Industrial Metals

Topic(s): Project & Program Management, Project Management Office (PMO)


Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering

University of Edinburgh



High School of Dundee


Next Availability:

31 Jan 2023



Language Skills

Country Experience

United Kingdom United States France Germany Spain Netherlands Sweden Norway Denmark Finland Belgium Italy Portugal Romania Canada China Thailand Poland Slovakia Croatia Malta Ireland Turkey


Human Resources

Capability Development,

Leadership Development


Business Process Management,

Business Process Outsourcing,

Capacity Management & Planning,

Continuous Improvement,

Corporate Functions,

Digitizing Operations,


Operational Excellence,

Operation & Maintenance,

Operation Management,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,

Balance Scorecard,

Dashboard Development,


Monitoring & Evaluation,

Performance Management System,

Organizational Excellence,

Strategy Execution,

Benefit Realization,

Project Management,

Interim Management,

Business Planning,

Corporate Strategy,

Operating Model,

Strategic Planning,

Strategic Management,


Merger & Acquisitions,

M&A Strategy & Due Diligence,

Operational Due Diligence,

Post Merger Integration


Portfolio Management

Education and Training

Program Management

Transportation, Supply Chain, and Logistics

Demand Planning,

Inventory Management,


Material Planning,

Production Planning,

Supply Chain Optimization,


Industry Experience



Paper and Packaging,

Building Material


Argicultural Inputs


Automotive Suppliers

Consumer Products

Food and Beverage,

Packaged Goods


Fixed-line Operators

Industrial Goods

Metals & Mining

Industrial Metals

Professional Services

Management Consulting



Oil & Gas


Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

Principal Investors

Private Equity