JLL names chief procurement officer

Michael Raphael (Photo courtesy of JLL.)

JLL has promoted Michael Raphael to chief procurement officer to lead procurement activities globally across the company and manage annual procurement spend for both JLL and on behalf of its clients.

Through a comprehensive global service delivery platform, JLL provides a diverse range of services, including sourcing and procurement on a local to global scale for more than 500 clients across 80 countries. Effective April 1, Raphael will manage JLL’s own corporate indirect spend and the procurement of goods and services on behalf of JLL clients.

Creating and maintaining a global sustainable procurement framework is part of JLL’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions on behalf of JLL and its clients. This includes having consistent policies and governance that determine how JLL engages with suppliers globally and that ensure compliance and alignment with ESG principles.

Raphael, who reports to Murray in his capacity as Executive Board Sponsor for Sourcing & Procurement, has amassed sourcing experience around the world and been an instrumental part of JLL since 2011. He previously served as JLL’s Global Head of Sourcing Solutions Development & Operations where he managed the global sourcing team that responds to client outsourcing requests and was responsible for the operations team.

Currently based in Chicago, he spent 17 years in Asia in a variety of roles, including Chief Procurement Officer in the Asia-Pacific region, where he led a team of 226 procurement professionals in 14 countries. He also managed the Vendor Service Centre in Manila, Philippines, that supported JLL globally in areas such as contract management, supplier performance management, electronic RFP creation and procurement reporting.

Raphael will lead JLL’s Global Procurement Leadership Team and will serve as a member on the Global Work Dynamics Board. After an interim period, he succeeds Juud Tempelman.