KRONOS GROUP delivers millions of savings every year, but our added value goes much beyond.
All our consultants apply pragmatic and world class procurement best practices to enhance the overall procurement performance for their scope of activities : procurement partnering, supplier relationship management, performance management, risk management, contracting, data analysis and strategy.
Our consultants have a strong expertise in both direct and indirect categories (covering up to 95% of our clients's expenses) as well as a deep market knowledge. They are also open to innovation and have experience in mature organizations.
We can meet your needs from buyers, category managers and procurement managers up to CPO’s in all sectors (Financial services, healthcare ...)
Our best practices
Network : contracting KRONOS GROUP gives you access to outstanding consultants on our payroll but also to our extensive network of thousands of top procurement professionals. KRONOS GROUP is besides sponsor of the ABCAL, the Belgian Procurement Association.
Expertise : all our consultants are trained to the best procurement methodologies thanks to our Center of Excellence, continuous coaching, monthly business cases sessions and interactions with colleagues having expertise in all categories, procurement processes and sectors.
Beyond classical Procurement : to deliver ambitious goals for our clients, our consultants need more than the best procurement expertise. Thanks to its Soft Skills Development Program as well as expertise in finance and project management, KRONOS GROUP makes the difference in the development and approach of its consultants for the benefit of its clients.
New technologies are developing fast and are changing the game for every companies.
This is a unique opportunity for your procurement and finance organization to streamline your operations and redefine proactively your roles and responsibilities by shifting your focus to higher added value activities.
We support you to achieve the following objectives :
- Get spend visibility and develop actionable dashboards
- Implement best in class processes and automation
- Control your expenses and ensure compliance
- Reduce spend
- Develop a best in class organization delivering high value through partnering and advisory
Our teams will guide you through a 4 steps process :
1. Clarify your objectives
2. Assess the maturity of your organization as well as the strong and weak points thanks to our “360° assessment tool”
3. Design the appropriate improvement program for your organization (short, medium, long term)
4. Deliver our promise with tangible solution we implement with your teams
We deliver tangible solutions :
- Spend analytics and dashboards
- Sourcing optimization
- Contracts management
- P2P process efficiency and automation
- Supplier management
A strong partnership between KRONOS GROUP and Ivalua, one of the 2 best IT solutions on the market for procurement and finance organizations.
Our teams have spent more than 6 months to analyze deeply the market and to test extensively the best solutions for you.
We are convinced by the power of Ivalua and you?
Pragmatic approach : simple and efficient methodologies/tools.
Analytical capabilities : thanks to its expertise in finance, KRONOS GROUP ensures the highest proficiency in data treatment, analysis and recommendation to support key initiatives.
Project management : our consultants are trained to project management best practices which ensures: common view and objectives, clear deliverables step by step, right communication, clear roles and responsibilities as well as an efficient governance.
Most companies focus their cost optimization programs mainly on core-spend and tend to not cover at least 20% of their spend.
However, our experience demonstrates that significant savings can be made and a high value can be generated by enhancing the service level, changing consumption habits and bringing innovations.
Our company has developed a 7 steps methodology which has demonstrated superior outcome for our clients over the years. Our extensive benchmarking knowledge and category assessment tool allow to identify quickly where we will deliver the highest return for your company.
In addition, our pragmatic approach based on a broad experience ensure a fast delivery while involving clients to come up with superior solutions and validate critical milestones.
We have developed a high expertise in general expenses (non-exhaustive list) :
- Utilities (gas, electricity, water)
- IT & Telecom
- Facilities (hard and soft)
With KRONOS GROUP you will have “More for less”.
Our best practices
Realistic : at KRONOS GROUP, we say what we do and we do what we say. We prefer to reach conservative targets rather than promise unreachable savings. In that way, our partners know what to expect and are delighted to see our forecast becoming reality.
Custom made : each company is different. We therefore adapt ourselves to understand your company’s culture and include our actions into your company’s objectives and strategy.
Innovative : we are no cost killer. We provide a qualitative work combining savings, quality and new technologies available on the market.
People development is at the heart of KRONOS GROUP.
We strongly believe in a bright future for the Procurement function. However, this will require a significant investment in people to release and develop their full potential.
Over the years, we developped a strong expertise in people development through our Centers of Excellence and coaching programs which ensures the fast development of our consultants and a high-quality delivery.
Today, we provide best in class trainings to our clients through specific or global programs based on a comprehensive approach : theory, case studies, role play and best practices sharing.
What we can offer you :
- Full Program with the KRONOS GROUP/UCL Chair in "Strategic Sourcing & Procurement" : 3 classes of 30 hours within 10 months
- In-Company Training : Tailor-made solutions to set up your Purchasing Excellence Academy or to benefit from specific trainings in your company to meet your needs