Pinwheel’s consulting services are equipped to support clients with a broad variety of needs from assisting with a 1-2-week, category sourcing diagnostic to leading a full-blown, multi-year cost transformation across all supply chain functions. We provide services along each step of a client’s ‘transformation journey’ whether it be laying the foundation for a successful, sustainable procurement function to helping companies optimize their cost management and supply chain on the leading edge of industry 4.0, leveraging solutions such as IoT, predictive and optimization analytics, AI and blockchain. Our services are typically requested along the three phases of ‘assess & diagnose’, ‘execute & implement’ and ‘monitor & embed’, but we are flexible in adopting hybrid engagement models as best fit our clients. Natascha, being brought up in the world of corporate consulting, has supported a wide range of clients at different stages of cost optimization maturity, across functions, most industries and geographies. She is committed to making the same high-quality consulting available to anyone as desired. Where Pinwheel does not have the appropriate expertise, she will gladly engage a partner or member of her network who does.
eg. Deep, fact-based benchmarking of corrugate packaging purchases and improvement opportunity diagnosis
Interim & Contract Work
Short-term executive interim and contract engagements are a key pillar of Pinwheel’s professional services offering. Natascha strives to spend 60-80% of her time supporting clients in an interim or contract role typically centered around strategic indirect/direct sourcing and sustainable procurement transformation. Most frequently clients engage Natascha to essentially ‘do what she did’ as a senior leader at A.T. Kearney and Deloitte for a fraction of the cost, leveraging the client’s existing resources as much as possible. We are mostly brought in when a company wishes to turn around/transform its procurement function (org, process, systems and strategy) and set it up for continued future success. Pinwheel’s business model allows clients to get an executive level, recognized Big Four Consulting Partner in a dedicated role, often exclusively.
eg. Interim 2-year CPO roles instating optimized organization of tactical purchasing and strategic sourcing and embedding best practice processes, governance and systems
Natascha is an accomplished public speaker, panelist and moderator. She has spoken at dozens of global 500 corporation events over the course of her career and partners with a variety of renowned organizations such as Supply Chain Canada where she is a regular speaker and moderator. Natascha typically receives requests to share her thoughts on next generation/digital sourcing and procurement, strategic negotiations, sustainable transformation, change management, diversity and female & LGBTQ leadership. One of her key note interviews with Business Chief Canada where she shared her thoughts on ‘strategic sourcing empowered by digital analytics’ can be found here.