José Machado is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Operations practice. He is one of BCG's most international procurement experts, having supported procurement projects in countries including the US, the UK, Spain, Kazakhstan, India, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Brazil, and Angola.

José has led numerous engagements in the industrial sector, partnering with manufacturers to implement corporatewide organizational transformations and optimize sales force effectiveness. José has also developed a highly successful training program on negotiation analysis that he delivers to BCG clients throughout the world, as well as to business schools. José trains approximately 300 procurement practitioners a year in the energy, aviation, retail, steel, and oil and gas sectors, across the US, Asia, Europe, and South America.

Prior to joining BCG in 2015, José was the chief procurement officer at EDP Renewables, and before that he was chief purchasing officer at Portugal Telecom. He also worked as a manager at Accenture, a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting, and as chief information officer and acting head of logistics and facilities management at Portugal Telecom.


  • MSc, mechanical engineering, Technical University of Lisbon
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