Professional experience

Ian is a highly motivated leader specialising in operations, technology and people. This is comes from more than 24 years of distinctive experience across varied sectors including advanced industries (automotive, aerospace, defence),  financial services, chemical industries, and healthcare. These achievements are based on a solid foundation of world leading operations and business consulting from Toyota and McKinsey.

Ian has extensive experience working with both senior management and shop floor operations to architect, deploy, and deliver value creating changes in the form of rapid interventions, turn-arounds, and transformations. Ian is also highly regarded for his understanding of organisational development for sustainability and continous improvement.

Recently for a global investment bank Ian developed the banks new operating model for client services and KYC architecting an operations and digital technology solution. At Clariant Ian lead the People Excellence initiative shaping a high performance culture across all operating regions of the global organisation. In total Ian has worked with over 100 different companies to enhance operational performance predominantly from his time at Toyota and McKinsey.

Previous Work Experience

  • 2015 - current, Partner at reLean

  • 2014-2015, Operations transformation Architect at AIG

  • 2011-2013, Excellence Deployment Leader at Clariant

  • 2008-2011, Operations Expert at McKinsey & Co

  • 1995-2008, Senior Manager at Toyota

Ian holds a 1st class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Salford.

Ian Barclay, Cambridge

Improving customer experience through operations transformation

Industry focus: Automotive, Defence, Aerospace, Financial Services, Private Equity, Chemicals, Healthcare

Functional focus: Manufacturing, Service Operations, Process Digitisation, Supplier Development, Quality transformation, Organisation and Leadership development

Our team

Our team at reLean possess an incredible depth of expertise in technology and operations earned at some of the most sought after companies in the world like Toyota, Scania and Volvo combined with many years experience in leading management consulting firms like McKinsey and Company.

Your career

If you have read a bit about us by now you know that we are a fast growing management consulting firm and human resource provider. That means that people are our most valuable assets and we treat them as such. We are able to offer our employees and affiliates an unrivalled environment to grow, learn, satisfy curiosities while maintaining a good work life balance and healthy life style.

reLean Academy

We offer talented professionals within the operations space an unique opportunity to learn and develop skills in our own academy. If you have great academic records, 3-4 years experience from operations and an intrinsic drive to achieve greatness you may have what it takes to join us. Check out the job description and apply today!

Independent professionals

We work with a great network of independent professionals of the highest capability and integrity. People we would really like to see in our company, but for different reasons have chosen to be independent. We have worked together for more than 10 years and act as if we were the same company. For these professionals we try to continuously supply exciting opportunities to support our clients. We continuously look for more people to join our network and will always find time to meet new people to see if there could be mutual benefit from working together. Send us your CV and lets see where it could lead!

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