Pilar Bernal (Adviser)

Pilar is Adviser at Advisory & Turnaround (A&T) since 02/2013 bringing more than 20 years prior experience in sourcing, purchasing and contract management. She has wide knowledge and experience of the retail industry from both purchasing and commercial angles. She is skilled at identifying  performance improvement opportunities and designing the relevant strategies to capture them. She is an expert in sourcing and purchasing best practices.

Pilar worked in various multinational company environments and successfully led numerous large scale projects of performance improvement from diagnosis to successful implementation. Her commercial experience guarantees business judgment is applied to seize all cost efficiency benefits without undermining business growth.

Pilar worked for over 10 years at Toys R Us as Divisional Director working in Spain, USA and Hong Kong where she had European and global responsibilities to lead various projects and transfer global scale benefits in the commercial, sourcing and purchasing areas.

In addition, Pilar worked for Saint Gobain, Imaginarium, Silverlit, among others, all in positions related to performance improvement through best practice procurement.

Pilar holds an International MBA from CEOE-CREA and a Law degree from the University of Zaragoza.

Spanish national, Pilar is also fluent in English.