An intervention painted with success culture - Expense Reduction Analysts
Nowadays, the company is represented all over Portugal through 21 company owned stores in which a team of 200 employees are working. It has a productive capacity over 15,000 tons a year, and a vast range of products for building construction, metalworking and furniture.
Cost Savings Today talked with Ana Ambrósio (Administrator) and António Pinheiro (CFO) with the purpose of knowing more about the cooperation which Expense Reduction Analysts, headed by Pedro Amendoeira, and the results that were gained through the cost management projects.
Cost Savings Today: Did the Expense Reduction Analysts’ “no-win, no-fee” proposal appear interesting?
Ana Ambrósio: Yes, it did. It appeared interesting and fair, because in this type of service this is what makes sense.
CST: Did you believe in the project from the beginning?
Ana Ambrósio: The way it was presented was clear, it left no doubts. I believed that being a company specialised in cost management might do better than us.
CST: Was the proportion between the obtained results and the invested time good?
António Pinheiro: Yes. The Expense Reduction Analysts’ methodology, its follow-up and the work absolutely results oriented, allowed that the time spent by the internal staff was reduced to the minimum and did not disturbe the normal work and development of the company’s activities.
CST: What did you like best in the process?
António Pinheiro: Expense Reduction Analysts’ work surprised us by the pragmatic and efficient way they performed the analysis of the different cost categories. And, once more, the result-driven orientation.
CST: What would you improve?
António Pinheiro: Nothing. The diagnosis was complete and the different items analysed according to plan. And in the end, the results were quite satisfactory.
CST: Would you recommend it to other companies?
Ana Ambrósio: Yes, I would. And I have already done so, because I understood Expense Reduction Analysts as an added value that ought to be recommended to companies with whom we have a good business relationship.
Client Manager Summary
Pedro Amendoeira tem uma experiência de mais de 12 anos em cargos de direcção em empresas reputadas como a AMC Entertainment, Parfois, Vicaima e Grupo Catarino.
É licenciado em Gestão pela Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto e tem um Master em Gestão Financeira pela Universidade Complutense de Madrid.
Pedro Amendoeira has an experience of over 12 years in top management posts in companies as AMC Entertainment, Parfois, Vicaima and Grupo Catarino.
Pedro has a Management degree by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Oporto and a Master in Finance Management by the Complutense University in Madrid.
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