Laurence Curtis is a Senior Lecturer specialising in Procurement and Supply Chain Management within the aerospace industry. Prior to joining the University he worked in a variety of Procurement, Supply Chain and Programme Management roles across industry.
His last role was at Airbus where he was the A330/A340 Programme Procurement Manager with the responsibility to ensure ongoing product development, production and in-service support.
He had overall responsibility for the procurement aspects related to the closure of the A340 aircraft production and ensured the on-going in-service support for the existing aircraft fleet.
As Commodity Purchasing Manager for Landing Gear Systems he had overall responsibility for the procurement of all landing gear systems for all Airbus aircraft including the A380 and the A350-XWB.
Prior to his role at Airbus, Laurence working for Eurofighter Simulation Systems GmbH as the Purchasing Manager. Based in Munich, Germany he was responsible for the Aircraft Synthetic Training System including the Full Mission Flight Simulator.
He has also worked in the automotive industry responsible for a major implementation of the Procurement and Supply Chain elements of an Enterprise Resource Planning System within a FTSE100 company.
Laurence is working with businesses to enhance and develop their capability in Procurement, Supply Chain and Programme Management in order to establish and support sustainable and robust supply chains to enable and develop competitive business advantage.
He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Fellow of the Institute of Operations Management, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, a member of the Association for Project Management and has an MSc in Strategic Procurement Management.
As a Senior Lecturer, Laurence aims to combine his knowledge and experience to effectively ensure a higher education experience that best meets the needs of both students and employers in the aerospace and allied sectors.
- Global Sourcing
- Relationship Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Engineering New-Product Development Management
- Engineering Continuing Product Development
- Quality Management
- Leadership and Management
Department of Engineering and Mathematics
Science, Technology and Arts
Level 5: Aerospace Professional Practice and Engineering Business Management
Level 7: Global Supply Chain And Manufacturing Strategy