Ken is a business development, management, marketing and distribution professional with a proven track record from both a supplier and retailer’s perspective. His experience in new product, business and market development, strategic planning and supply chain management is invaluable to firms looking to add shareholder value. He works with his clients to boost customer satisfaction, increase revenues, reduce costs and get maximum utilization of their assets. Ken’s strengths lie in his business, analytical, planning, communication and management skills. His understanding of marketing and its relationship to transportation/logistics brings distinctive value to customers. He is well versed in the importance of regulatory and compliance advocacy on issues affecting a number of industry segments.
Gained international exposure and experience through involvement with a number of projects including, use of precision agriculture techniques for developing nations and a world-scale greenfield nitrogen project in the US.
Transformed an entrepreneurial company by improving processes and people through implementation of industry best practices. Improved accountability by bringing into effect processes, policies and procedures required in a publicly traded organization.
Effectively developed and managed departmental multi-year strategic plans and annual budgets in excess of $200 million per year in a number of enterprises.
Enhanced business opportunities by conducting necessary field research regarding potential fusion companies and making recommendations to management.
Achieved significant savings by procuring lowest average cost product and negotiating lowest delivered cost from suppliers.
Successfully integrated production from a greenfield plant into the market while exceeding netback and margin expectations.
Diversified product portfolios with introduction of new product technologies into a multi-product offering.
A good marketing plan allows you to reach your targeted customers and boost your bottom line. By setting clear, realistic and measurable marketing objectives, you can increase the likelihood of reaching your targeted customers by helping them understand why your product or service is different to that of your competitors.
As someone who works in the field, I am often asked “What exactly is business development?”. According to Scott Pollock, a contributor to Forbes Business Magazine, “Business development is the creation of long-term organizational value from customers, markets and relationships”.
News Release: Osborne Welcomes Ken MacQuarrie to the Team
Osborne Interim Management is pleased to welcome Ken MacQuarrie to the team as a Senior Advisor. Based in Edmonton, Ken is a business development, management, marketing and distribution professional with a proven track record from both a supplier and retailer’s perspective. His experience in new product, business and market development, strategic planning and supply chain management is [...]