About Paul Allen
Paul Allen is Australia’s Leading Authority on Supplier Margin and the Founding Director of Margin Partners. For over 25 years, he has been immersed in different business-to-business categories, from beer to pies and paper to glass, helping organisations to unlock value with their contracted business partners.
If you’re a supplier in the Asia Pacific region who is struggling to maintain and grow your operating margins, whilst ever-encroaching procurement teams stretch your resources with new demands, Paul could well become the most valuable resource you have on your team.
He routinely helps clients reclaim upwards of 15% of their customer-specific net margin entitlement—profit that would otherwise be lost or silently absorbed as an unfavourable “operational variance.”
As a senior sales, marketing & general manager, Paul has worked with some of Australia and New Zealand’s best-known companies and brands, including Lion, Simplot, TABCORP, Australian Paper and O-I Glass. He has negotiated with relentless procurement teams across Europe, Asia and America—and sold billions of dollars of goods to globally recognised brands.
If you believe the lifeblood of your business lies in the certainty of long-term customer contracts, then Paul’s insights will compel you to rethink your “true cost to serve.” He exposes the fallacy of over-servicing and invites suppliers to contemplate how they can inadvertently relinquish millions of dollars every year by failing to monitor customer-specific net margin.
In Take Back your Margin! Paul identifies 10 critical pitfalls that every supplier must overcome to protect their profit. Through personal experience and detailed case studies, he shows business leaders how to swiftly, yet sensitively, reclaim the net margin that is rightfully theirs.