Provident Spend Management Welcomes Shail Shah as Senior Procurement Consultant for Ingredients

Provident Spend Management, a strategic purchasing firm specializing in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, announced today that Shail Shah has joined the team in the role of Senior Procurement Consultant for Ingredients. Shail’s hiring comes as a result of significant growth in the company’s ‘Ingredient 2.0’ and ‘Master Distributor’ programs for reducing expenses and improving all aspects of sourcing.

shail-shah-2“Shail brings over 10 years of global procurement experience in the food industry and ingredient sourcing to his new role. He has been successful in implementing strategic sourcing strategies that have helped companies improve competitive position, revenue, and profitability. Given his track record, we believe he will be a valuable addition to our team,” said the company’s President, Randy Briesath.

In addition to extensive experience sourcing a variety of ingredients while working for Tate and Lyle, Ferrara Candy Company, and Griffith Foods, Shah has experience in procurement spend analytics, commodity market analysis, supplier relationship management, strong cross-functional collaboration, P2P process, should cost modeling, negotiation, and budgeting.   

Shah received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA in Operations Management from Benedictine University.   

“I’m honored to join the team and help build on the solid foundation developed over the last decade. Provident Spend Management is perfectly positioned to help its clients increase revenue and profits by reducing the costs of packaging and raw materials,” said Shah.



Provident Spend Management is a strategic purchasing services firm that focuses on working with manufacturers, especially Consumer Packaged Goods companies, on their Direct Materials (Packaging and Raw Materials – Ingredients and Chemicals), where the objective is to come alongside internal procurement groups and help them find ways to take costs out of those Direct Material categories.

They work alongside internal procurement teams to develop and deliver strategic sourcing plans that can be implemented and that reach far beyond the next contract. Provident has the experience and resources to conduct thorough analyses of suppliers based on the specific needs of their clients. With over 20 years of experience in the CPG industry, Provident continues to help their clients reduce the cost of their direct spend.