Experienced Procurement and Supply Chain Professional

Serial No: 15542
Skills keywords: contracts management, procurement, projects, stakeholder management, supply chain

Short Bio:

An experienced procurement and supply chain professional with over 20 years experience and knowledge. MCIPS BSc qualified and worked in private and public sector.
Industry areas worked in include: Defence, Aerospace, IT, Telecoms, Oil and Gas, Transport, Health, Local Government and Central Government

Current location:  England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Transport and Logistics, General Management, IT and Technology
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Education And Training

Member of CIPS – Professional Stage –– Studying at Greenwich School of Management. Commence teaching of CIPS Students Summer 2011 for Level 5 and 6
Training: Lifecycle management 2003/2004,
Six Sigma 2004,
team-building 2002,
various CIPS and Institute of management courses 1993 to 2001,
Lean Manufacturing and Supply 2005, ERP, MRP, Kan Ban, Kaisen, ISO 9000 Quality Team Leader (Thorn EMI now Thales)

Career Experience

Basildon Borough Council Sept 13 to present
Corporate Procurement Officer

Procurement of hard and soft requirements including to date: Licensing Software, Street nameplates, Housing commodities, Professional Services, Refurbishment works(sports centre). All implemented via the Council’s own procurement and contract rules or via GPS Framework or OJEU. All adhering to EU Regulations

Transport for London July 2012 to June 2013
Procurement Officer

Procurement of professional services and supply chain activities undertaken as part of the Engineering and Project Management Framework on behalf of TfL, London Underground and Greater London Authority. This includes tenders short and full process, negotiation of framework rates and stakeholder management throughout the business at all levels.

Professional services for both hard and soft requirements covering many projects and sustainability programs including; GLA Green streets recycling project, the Olympics and Paralympics legacy, London Overground, CCTV audit, Piccadilly Line upgrade (signalling pre-upgrade and maintenance), River Crossings, Project Management Maturity and the new London Hub Airport Aviation Works and Legal, IT and Financial services.

Interfaced with Government Procurement Service and Central Government Departments. EPMF process re-engineering and modelling, stakeholder analysis and management process investigation and re-engineering.

Issuing of tenders via short form EPM Framework conditions providing cost reduction and cost avoidance implemented and reviewed and delivered contract management. NEC 3 Contractual requirements managed through direct negotiation, Framework procurement including Pre-Qualification, supplier briefings.

SAP ERP system used from transactional management (European Dynamics)

Babcock – Royal School of Military Engineering
Dec 2011 to June 2012

Supply Chain Procurement Manager (perm position)

Operational responsibility for 2 sites on all supply chain procurement areas from Facilities management to major builds and civil works as well as purchased single items and kitting.

Renovation and Maintenance work, new builds, landscaping, planned and reactive work Strategic responsibility for synergy categories to cover not just RSME but Babcock. Framework agreements negotiated and mini tenders for final vendor selection, negotiation and award.

System reviews and analysis to determine the correct processes and procedures using IFS. Inventory management through correct structure and process and process re-engineering where required.

Training of staff regarding procurement best practice to improve the organisations commercial awareness and function. Contract management from PQQ to award to post award KPI deliverables via NEC 3 Contract implementation including compensation events

June 2010 to Sept 2011
Sabbatical – to look after my Wife and children after my Wife underwent operations after a serious accident

Studying to finish CIPS, currently finishing Level 6 and shortly to undertake studies for a Certificate of Education as a result of a request from my Senior Lecturer at Greenwich School of Management. This is to enable myself to move into lecturing with Greenwich School of Management and independent training Schools. July 2011 commenced teaching of CIPS Level 7 (MSc) students. August 2011 invited to give talk on Corporate Social Responsibility at Greenwich School of Management open evening. From Sept 2011 to commence teaching of Levels 4, 5 and 6 CIPS to various students.

Basildon Council Local Government
Jan 2010 to May 2010 (employees 100’s)
Interim Role – Procurement Specialist

Covering contracts and projects including: Quality, Sustainability, buildings, asset management, IT, Telecoms

Procurement interface with stakeholders including relationship building, re-education of non procurement staff in procurement process and procedures to ensure all requirements/services are adhering to both local, UK and European rules using OJEU Open and Restricted procedures. .Full Tender process for all requirements over £10k. Stakeholder management, education and relationship building. Contract negotiation and review, supplier management and measurement. Implementation of Category Management, process and procedures. Negotiation of terms and conditions, pricing and KPI’s for mobile phone replacement and upgrades, network infrastructure upgrade, GSM Gateway, distribution, ground works, landscaping, consultancy, security, temp staffing agreements, Marketing and Communications contracts. Liaison with various public and private business associations regarding encouragement of local business.. .Regular contact and use of OGC tools and effective management of existing framework agreements and execution of mini tenders in accordance with rules and regulations covering public sector procurement. Stakeholder management at all levels using diplomacy at all times for both internal and external stakeholders. Implementation of strategies to encourage corporate social responsibility with small businesses

North East Essex PCT
August 09 to December 09 (employees 100’s)
Interim Role -Procurement Specialist

Project Managing Procurement via stakeholder management and support for Urgent Care in the Community transferring from various sites to a co-ordinated managed centre with standardised services to better meet the communities needs and to avoid pressure on acute trusts.

Amalgamation of 3 GP’s surgeries in Essex via stakeholder engagement and management to have a co-ordinated approach to community health and adult social services. Project estimated to have a potential reduction in spend of approx £100k for 2009/2010 and the same for

2010/2011 as well as opportunities to work with partners and stakeholders to promote more efficient use of resources and work towards the Governments Carbon reduction targets through reduction of heat and power as well as water and reduction of waste.

EU(OJEU) notices used where necessary as part of competitive process plus competitive dialogue. Stakeholder management internal and external at all levels

Southern Railway
April 09 to August 09 (employees 1000’s)
Interim Role -Procurement Specialist

Investigation and review of Contracts base relating to fitness for purpose. Stakeholder management and Project management. Recommendations to senior management regarding fitness for Franchise renewal, contract negotiation and review. Project completed on time and to all targets set by the Client. Most Contracts based around NEC 3 and associated processes and procedures to ensure correct tendering has been adhered to

Camden PCT November
2008 to April 2009( employees 1000’s)
Interim Role – Health Contracts and Commercial – Commissioning Commercial and Commissioning Officer

Implementation of new Community Services Contract that will form part of every PCT Commercial Organisation.

Portfolio of income and expenditure Clients and Suppliers

Negotiation of Terms and Conditions and Scopes of work/Specifications for Professional Services, Surgical Theatre requirements, Social service provision including Adult Social Care and provisions of services for Schools and Prisons

Stakeholder Management

Shadowing Functions to produce new NHS Pricing Matrix and treatment pathway information

EU(OJEU) regulations used on relevant requirements

Day to day liaison and negotiation with other NHS PCT, Councils and Government organisations

Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust
June 2008 to October 2008– employees 1000’s – Interim Role – Health

Contracts and Commercial – Business Management Services – Contracts Manager

Implementation of new Contract identification and numbering system to enable fast and easy access to documents.

Negotiation of terms and conditions for renewal and new service level agreements for internal stakeholders, external organisations and other PCT’s, Councils and other Government organisations. From initial requirements through to contract award.

Categories include, Clinical(including decontamination, Community therapies for Schools, Prisons and Councils), Administration, Facilities, Surgical Theatre requirements including consumables. Adult Social Care, Schools special needs therapies requirements


Department of Health
August 2007 to May 2008 –
turnover £millions – employees 1000’s:Interim role – Central Government

Commercial Directorate Procurement of Professional Services and Consultancies – Procurement Specialist

Negotiation of new contracts and existing to meet the Departments needs

Implementing Contract requirements through ITT and where required PQQ process and ensuring SLA/KPI measurements are set and adhered to.

Multiple Stakeholder management to ensure value for money and correct approvals

Business process re-engineering to meet the current and new authority requirements

Negotiation of terms and conditions with suppliers

Projects Groups Include: Central Contract Management Unit, Commercial Directorate, Central Clinical Procurement Programme which include: Diagnostics, Logistics and Distribution, Infrastructure Support, Primary Care, Legal Requirements, Financial Modelling and Strategy.

Network Rail(EC Harris) turnover £millions – employees 1000’s
Dec 06 to August 07 – Interim role – Transport
Procurement Specialist

Negotiation of terms and conditions for major contracts within the Major Projects and Investment group. Following EU guidelines and procedures. Negotiation and award of contracts using NEC Contract terms and conditions NEC3 for south east region station enhancements including scoping of requirements and correct processes and procedures regarding tendering and contract award. These contract conditions and processes were also used in co-ordination with OJEU Notice requirements, UK modular stations being rolled out over the next few years. Liaising closely with senior project management and other stakeholders to ensure all customer requirements are me including major and minor works, telecoms, IT, station buildings, ticket gates. Interface directly with 2012 Olympic project.. Procurement of Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Automatic Ticket Gating for selected over ground and underground stations with a realised saving of 20% on estimated costs ( £1.2m).

Tube Lines – London Underground(turnover £ millions – employees 1000’s)
Feb 2006 to Nov 06

Interim role: – Transport – procurement manager – Materials, support, maintenance, facilities, IT and Telecoms
Spend in excess of £100 million

Implementing new Contracts, SLA’s and Framework agreements based on NEC with existing and new suppliers, scoping of requirements with project teams and ensuring best practice processes used for new and existing requirements.. Negotiation of terms and conditions, re-sourcing in line with EU regulations and PPP requirements. Business process re-engineering to meet business needs. Management and support of facilities requirements, IT and Telecoms as well as Rolling Stock, Escalators and Maintenance. Negotiation to award of Reprographics, Plant, Facilities Services, Security, Asset Management, Sustainability programmes.

Writing procurement strategy, plan and objectives for next 12 months and long term planning up to 5 years ahead

Immediate reductions of 3 % realised against all Contracts dealt with. Further reductions of up to 15% realised against a yearly spend of approx £30-40 million.

Metronet Rail – London Underground(turnover $ millions – employees 100’s)
July 2005 to Jan 2006
Interim role: Transport – Procurement Specialist – Strategic and Tactical supplier management
Spend in excess of £40 million

Setting up new contracts to deliver rolling stock and signalling for London Underground. Negotiation of terms and conditions and delivery and

measurement of goods and services including comms, stations, rolling stock, signals. Sourcing of 3rd party suppliers for service of London Underground including stock, inventory management, project management, procurement, planning and forecasting against PPP contracts based on NEC documentation. Negotiation of Contractual Terms and Conditions

BAE Systems (turnover $billions – employees 1000’s)
2001 to July 2005
Procurement Controller – Aerospace, Defence, Engineering
Strategic Supplier Management & e-Commerce

Negotiation at all levels with a portfolio of suppliers, Quarterly Business Reviews day to day order management. Via ERP and forecasting, managing a team of 2.

Implemented supply chain excellence program reducing costs by $200,000 over 12 month period,

Supplier partnering and continual improvement, On Time Delivery improved from 64% to 98% measured month by month.

Implemented supply agreements, SLA’s measured via KPI’s via negotiation of contracts T’S and C’s to reduce risk and confirm adherence to customer and company requirements

Introduction of lean manufacturing and supply to enhance supplier performance and in house manufacturing (5s, six sigma) Team leadership for 2 buyers covering portfolio of suppliers

Team member of cross-functional business reporting improvement project – Forecasting

Stores mapping and re-engineering of Goods In and Goods Out processes including freight forwarding vendors

Overseas Sourcing– Far East and Asia for production and spares

e-Commerce role: Implementation of business 2 business software to enhance logistics via Exostar e-marketplace, using Oracle ERP interface – Vendor Reduction

Spearheaded e-commerce applications – supplier conferences and training of Procurement Staff

Compaq (turnover $billions – employees 1000’s) IT

Interim Contract assignment – special procurement projects 2000 to 2001

Responsible for implementation of framework agreements/contracts to improve continuity

Implementation of service level agreements with 3rd party subcontractors to monitor and control processes at Customer sites to meet customer requirements. Clients including: Education, Local Authority, Automotive, Financial, Defence, IT and Telecom.

Contractual negotiation and agreement, risk mitigation and adherence to project demands, Supply base reduction and performance measurement, Standardisation of European offices using framework agreements and improved processes reducing administration costs by $100,000,

Lead procurement quality auditor to monitor and improve customer service, Performance improvemenagainst external and internal KPI’s, Development and implementation of strategic procurement processes, Quarterly business reviews and forward planning, Ensuring adherence to environmental issues through selective partnering

Other employers: Maxon Communications(Telecoms) Sourcing Manager, Madge Networks(IT) Strategic Senior Buyer, Thorn EMI Defence (Engineering/Manufacturing) ISO9000 Quality Team Leader, ACE – Television Broadcast Equipment (Manufacturing, Design and Engineering, Exlog – Oil and Gas Exploration – Manufacturing, Design, Engineering), 10 years with GEC Avionics – Aerospace, Manufacturing, Design and Engineering – Senior Buyer