Scott Singer is the Global head of Procurement for Rio Tinto. He is responsible for implementing sourcing strategies and executing supply agreements for the Rio Tinto Group businesses. In addition he leads a shared services team supporting all buying, inbound logistics and warehouse management operations. He is supported by a team of over 1500 people based at Rio Tinto sites across the world and regional office hubs on five continents. He is based in Brisbane, Australia.
Prior to Rio Tinto, Scott spent 19 years with United Technologies Corporation most recently serving as the Chief Procurement Officer. In 2006, UTC Supply Management was awarded Purchasing Magazine’s Medal of Professional Excellence. He joined UTC as an environmental engineer and served in a number of operational and staff positions at UTC Corporate and within the business units including Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky Aircraft and Norden Systems. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and two Master’s degrees from the University of New Haven, CT.