Great Procurement Solutions come from the Ability to Engage Well with Stakeholders

Knut Stoyl is one of the founders of PAAS Partners. Knut emigrated from Norway to New Zealand in 1999 taking up a role as business analyst supporting Telecom New Zealand (Spark) preparing for Y2K.

Knut has a broad international portfolio of experience to draw from within all aspects of the Procurement life cycle. He is a pragmatic practitioner who understands the importance of high quality Strategic Procurement, working with suppliers with the view to reach great outcomes for both parties. Knut aspire to implement sustainable commercial astuteness in organisations he works for. Knut often says “so you think you’re done when the contract is signed? Not so – now the real work starts”.

Knut went to Aarhus School of Business (Denmark) and Oregon State University (USA) obtaining a Master of Science with major in international business. After working for the United Nations based in Mogadishu (Somalia), he qualified as a certified SAP implementation consultant within sales and distribution.

Based in Brussels (Belgium), Knut worked across Europe designing and implementing SAP Service Management solutions for his clients. When arriving in New Zealand, he spent five years within the Telecommunication industry. He then shifted to the Banking Industry delivering roles within system business integration, shared services, procurement, business acquisitions and off-shoring of back-office activities projects.

After having worked for the ANZ Banking Group in Bangalore (India), Knut started his own company exporting New Zealand wine. In parallel to this, he worked within the New Zealand Steel Industry and within the public sector designing and setting up New Zealand Government compliant strategic Procurement processes and frameworks.

Outside work, Knut is a wine collector, plays golf with a terrible handicap and he is pretty good at cooking.

Knut at Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/knutstoyl