Maria Malinowska has a track record of designing and implementing successful supply chain finance programmes. She helps businesses identify cash flow improvements and optimise supply chain finance programme design for working capital benefits. This includes assisting clients implement the right balance between Supplier Relationship Management and Corporate Social Responsibility throughout the supplier onboarding processes.

Her recent career was spent pioneering the development of supply chain finance in the UK at IBM Global Finance and Barclays Bank PLC. At IBM she led the set-up and roll out of US$1bn supply chain finance programmes in the UK, Europe and the US.

In 2008, Maria joined Barclays Bank as Head of Sales, Supply Chain Finance where she developed the design and establishment of their first supply chain finance programmes in the UK, Europe and Asia. In her six years with Barclays, she was responsible for the successful delivery of supply chain finance programmes for key investment-grade clients in the food, retail and services sectors.

Practice Areas

  • eInvoicing and Supply Chain Finance
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Change and Project Management

Primary Capabilities

Maria is an experienced director with a passion for optimising eInvoicing and Supply Chain Finance efficiencies to maximise client benefits. She has specialist knowledge in the food, retail and services sectors. Maria can work closely with your management team to manage supply chain finance projects from initial design through to implementation on time within budget.

Preferred Activities 

  • Developing strategic plans
  • Cash flow conversion cycle analysis
  • Supplier analysis and selection
  • Corporate Social Responsibility reviews
  • Executive Summary for Board approval
  • Project planning
  • Technical evaluation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Requirements capture
  • Project management
  • Leading multi-discipline teams
  • Design and implement
  • User testing
  • Onboarding and Supplier engagement

Core Offer

Maria is a resourceful individual who enjoys the challenge of making new programmes work. She is hands-on in her approach and supportive in management style. She is self-motivated and driven by a passion to optimise Supply Chain Finance efficiencies. Maria is reliable and approachable. She is results focussed and drives for delivery.

Other Disciplines Offered

  • Executive briefings on key eInvoicing and Supply Chain Finance trends and the new commercial benefits these will bring
  • Competitor analysis and evaluation of respective cash flow and the cash conversion cycles
  • Best practice user interface design for eInvoicing and Supply Chain Finance

Primary Sector Experience

  • Food Industries
  • Retail and Wholesale
  • Manufacturing and Services Industries
  • Construction and Transportation
  • Health and Education Services
  • Defence Industries
  • Broadcast Media and Telecommunications
  • Government and Public Sector

Areas of Distinctive Performance and Value – Addition

  • Developing business cases
  • Designing, planning and managing programmes
  • Presenting concepts and progress
  • Understanding the Supply Chain Finance platforms
  • Driving delivery on time within budget
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Building relationships
  • Creating enthusiasm

Notable Case Studies 

Unilever: Financing the Global Supply Chain. Deal of the Year 2010, Global Trade Review

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (in progress)
  • Graduate Member of the Institute of Export
  • Fellow of the Institute of Directors
  • Masters in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma in Foreign Languages and Business Studies

Employment Summary 

  • Director, Supply Chain Finance, Trade and Working Capital, Barclays Bank PLC – 2008 to 2014
  • IBM Global Financing, Commercial Finance Manager – 2006 to 2008
  • Crédit Agricole, Director, Export and Trade Finance – 2000 to 2005
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Executive Director, Structured Trade Finance – 1989 to 2000
  • Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Assistant Manager – 1986 to 1989
  • Export Credits Guarantee Department, Executive Officer – 1982 to 1986

Maria Malinowska

Temple Hill Associates Limited
145-157 St. John Street

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 3751 2841
Mob: + 44 (0) 7584 575955