Tapan Pandya

Tapan Pandya


Tapan Pandya is a corporate process and procurement leader with a demonstrated history of managing programs, clients, and delivery to drive cost reduction. He has held various roles at Fortune 500 companies, focused on repeatable processes, continuous improvement, and program management.

Prior to joining ProcureAbility, Tapan spent most of his time leading client management programs in consulting and setting up procurement teams in the industry. He has driven cost reduction programs across multiple spend categories within the “verticals” of raw materials/direct spend; MROs; construction and facilities; business services; and logistics. Work streams have included spend data analytics, strategic sourcing projects, tail spend management, market intelligence, e-catalog management, organizational structure design, categorizing spend from first principles, procure-to-pay process implementation, and setting up procurement policies.

Tapan worked for SWM International (now part of Mativ) for five years building a centralized procurement team for indirect spend across North America and Europe. He worked for Denali (now WNS) for six years, where he held various roles. At Evergreen Packaging (now part of Pactiv Evergreen), he was head of global sourcing and procurement; he also held senior positions at other firms. Over the past 12-plus years, he has managed teams ranging from six to 30 members.

Tapan received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University, a master’s degree in finance from Walsh College, and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He likes to do day hikes, swim, and read nonfiction. He splits his time between Detroit and Atlanta.