Jay Poole – Director
Jay has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. Starting in 1981 at GEC Telecommunications, he worked in a field operations role, installing and commissioning transmission equipment within the BT telephone network. He also enjoyed technical secondments working for the Department of Transport.
Joining Lucent Technologies (then AT&T Phillips) in 1987, he gained further Customer facing experience in Technical Support and Project Deployment roles, having responsibilities for Customers in the UK and Italy, before moving into supply chain management in 1994.
Jay was Project Manager of a UK wide Business Process Reengineering programme in 1996, subsequently leading a European management team in the harmonisation of business processes across the European region in preparation for SAP deployment
Jay joined Nokia Networks in 1999 with the responsibility for Logistics and Supply Chain Management for UK & Ireland. Establishing supply chain activities from start-up in the Republic of Ireland with new business partners, in 2000 he was promoted to manage suply chain activities for the West Europe and Africa region and was involved with numerous change implementation programmes between Customers and 3rd party suppliers.
Having procured, implemented and manged relationships with numerous 3rd party companies and been equally involved in the negotiation, implementation and management of multi-million pound service and support contracts to Customers such as BT, Jay has significant commercial exposure.
Jay holds qualifications in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering and a Post Graduate Certificate in Management.