Jay Tailor

Jay Tailor

DFI Retail Group

Group Procurement & FM Director

Procurement & Transformation Executive with 20+ years of experience in global retail, engineering, and sustainability initiatives.

Experienced in leading complex projects, developing and executing strategic sourcing strategies, driving cost optimisation, and implement innovative technologies.

Key achievements:
• Delivered $270 million in savings since 2019 for DFI Retail Group through strategic sourcing, technology deployment, and process improvement.
• Delivering large scale programmes & leading the transformation of store development, cost
management, and facility management functions, improving customer experience and reducing emissions.
• Implemented impactful sustainability initiatives, setting the foundation for a 50% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2030.
• Extensive experience in building strategic procurement capability, developing offshore shared
services, and establishing robust governance structures across multiple markets/continents.

Expertise in:
• Strategic sourcing & category management
• Executive and operational stakeholder engagement & management
• Procurement transformation
• Supply chain optimisation
• Sustainability and ESG integration
• Technology implementation
• Retail operations
• Facilities management
• Retail store construction
• Individual and team development

Passionate about leveraging data, technology, ESG and talent to drive business performance and deliver sustainable growth.

My Sustainability Goals for 2024:

DFI Goals
– Continue to deliver against our Scope 1 and Scope 2 targets
– Continue to invest and test new refrigeration technology, including waterloop systems, CO2 and ULGWP gases

Wish list, out of DFI control
– Energy providers switching to low emission energy production
– Approval from HK government in the use of ULGWP refrigerant gases
– Greater level of investment support from HK government, to promote sustainability investments, particularly where the majority of retail stores are leased and future rental agreement remain uncertain due to the volatility in new rental rates.