Marvin Motley

Supply Chain and Operations Leader

Senior executive leader driving Fortune 100 value through procurement, cost savings and operational process improvements across $10B global sourcing.

Marvin draws on his legal and organizational leadership to optimize analytics and spend, while creating improvements across a wide variety of functions and commodities. His strong leadership has improved prices across 38k global vendors and multiple internal departments in telecommunications and manufacturing. He lowers the total cost of ownership by driving better contract terms, reducing cycle time for vendor selection and applying new sourcing technologies. His negotiation, contracting, sourcing and vendor management leadership has consistently resulted in millions saved on an annual basis and, at one point, he achieved a single-year savings of $1B.

In highly competitive and volatile business environments, proper management of the supply chain process can be the difference between financial success and failure. Marvin understands the critical role procurement can play in driving company performance and knows how to partner with internal stakeholders to achieve success.

Marvin has also created significant operational excellence improvements across multiple departments through leadership and program/team development in employment law, labor relations, EEOC litigation, human resources and organizational development.

Industries: Telecommunications, Manufacturing
Specialties: Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing, Negotiation, Contracting, Vendor Management, Business Process Improvement, Employment Law, Labor Relations, EEOC Litigation, Human Resources, Organizational Development

Thought Leadership

  • 9 Steps to Reduce Risks in Global Supply Chains
    Many companies embrace global supply chains for the financial and competitive advantages they offer. Some have no choice because the raw materials or products they require only exist or are manufactured in certain parts of the world. But, for all the benefits associated with global supply chains, there are also risks. Those risks include transportation […]
  • Creating Organizational Value in the Supply Chain
    Today‚Äôs marketplace is competitive. Businesses in all industries are looking for ways to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs. Maximizing the supply chain process can have a dramatic effect on the bottom line. Recently, two of our executives discussed how they help companies to create significant value in their supply chain and how suppliers can […]


BA (Poli. Sci.) - University or Kansas
MPA - University of Kansas
JD - University of Kansas School of Law