An Interview with INEOS' Dr Oliver Frille

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WE CAN BREAK THE MOULD AND DO THINGS DIFFERENT, CREATIVELY, FLEXIBLY. IT'S A GREAT CHALLENGE.

DR OLIVER FRILLE, DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, INEOS AUTOMOTIVE
How did you come to this role?

I’ve got a broad background in automotive and supply chain management, as well as a PhD in logistics. I studied business and industrial engineering in Berlin as the wall was coming down – a great time to be a student! I’ve worked in procurement since then and have had roles with Daimler and also SMART during their startup phase.

What drew you to working with the INEOS team in particular?

It’s a hugely exciting project! It’s still at a very young stage of development, which is a great time to contribute. There’s almost a blank sheet, with no pre-existing systems, so we can break the mould and do things differently, creatively, flexibly. It’s a great challenge.

Tell us a bit about your driving life…

Right now, I don’t get off-road very often, though have done some fantastic trips in my lifetime, including a great adventure in my 20s driving a Hanomag through the Sahara Desert. Unforgettable. For now, I have to confess my preference is for fast German cars, but I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheels of the Grenadier soon.

Oliver is now settled in and hard at work in Germany, building the team- if you have any interest in working in Procurement as the project progresses, do keep an eye on the Careers section of the website.

Find out more about the INEOS Automotive team

From Commercial Director, Mark Tennant, to CEO, Dirk Heilmann, INEOS Automotive has put together a highly talented team of driven people – all focused on producing a truly unique new rugged 4X4 – the INEOS Grenadier.