Sean Mitchell, from client to a partner at Pollen Consulting Group

05 October 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Pollen Consulting Group has recently welcomed a familiar face to its team as a partner: Sean Mitchell.

During his time as Chief Operations Officer at Pact, a Melbourne-based packing company, Mitchell worked alongside Pollen Consulting Group on a number of performance improvement initiatives. Recalling their collaboration at the time, Mitchell said that he was impressed with the Pollen approach and wanted to be part of it. 

“The focus on the COO, end-to-end operations piece, and driving business benefit, really appealed, so when the opportunity to join Pollen Consulting Group came along, it was an instant yes!” 

Sean Mitchell, Partner, Pollen Consulting Group

Now sitting on the other side of the table, Mitchell heads the Supply Chain practice of the boutique consultancy, as well as leading a part of the firm’s recently signed strategic alliance with property experts Colliers

The new partner – the firm’s fifth partner alongside Paul Eastwood (founder), Stephan Mang, Oliver North and Scott Varker – brings over a decade of supply chain experience to the consulting firm, which becomes his second stint in the consulting scene having previously served Ernst & Young for three years in its Advisory business. 

“Sean has experience implementing difficult transformations in tough environments and knows what it takes to navigate and deliver significant change. He excels in global and traditional supply chain, heavy engineering, as well as having a strong background in manufacturing and fast moving consumer goods,” said Eastwood. 

Eastwood added that he believes Mitchell will also play an instrumental role in expanding Pollen Consulting Group’s property solutions service. “Sean has a lot of property experience from various supply chain director roles and having done network optimisation and dynamic recuts. He knows where to put properties, what shape those properties need to look like and how to run tenders.”

“He also has a good understanding of the property market and the dynamics that drive it. Team this with his ability to choose locations and balance with a company’s logistic needs and we have a winning formula. With warehouse design, and warehouse management systems, he knows the inside of a shed very well.”

Now several months into his new role, Mitchell said: “I like what Pollen do, the way they do it, and how they treat their people. The role is a lot more fluid than I expected, there’s no bureaucracy and very free thinking which creates a high trust environment.”