Barry Townsend

Job Title: Purchasing director

Company: Interface

Barry manages purchasing for Interface Europe, primarily looking after raw material purchasing. Formally this is expressed as; “Responsibility for ensuring that Interface’s supply chain across Europe can meet the company’s requirements in terms of pricing, quantity, delivery, quality and environmental credentials, in line with Mission Zero” but they mean the same thing! To support this, he is a member of the Chartered institute of purchasing and supply (CIPS) and the Royal society of chemistry (RSC) and holds degrees in both Chemistry and Procurement. Based at Interface’s Shelf facility and having been with the company for over 10 years, he is also a key part of the European operations management team responsible for delivering the company’s factories to zero programme focusing on waste, energy and water minimisation.

Speaking at the following:

Turning energy challenges into opportunities

Interface’s Mission Zero: sourcing 100% of energy from renewables Our approach to achieving ambitious targets The power of communication and motivation

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