Matrix Section: External Impact
- What is the business case for improving your procurement process
- Latest thinking on what organisations are doing to support their supplier diversity
- What challenges have businesses faced and how they have overcome them
Starting conversations @11.45
After each session there will be a 15-minute networking break, which is designed to start conversations, expand on talking points, ask questions to peers and make new contacts.
Ice breaker questions
Where is your organisation around supplier diversity?
How can we ensure our supply chain reflects our own values?
- How can we ensure equity within our procurement practices?
Simon is a procurement professional (MCIPS) with over 20 years’ sector experience with a structural profile / background with proven successful delivery within the following areas; Professional services, consultancy, project delivery, transport advisory sector, central government, NHS, clinical trials, social housing, local government & council, retail, manufacturing, mail order, SME’s and charitable services. Simon leads and oversees a team of 9 Operational Buyers managing a PO commitment of £280M (FY22) across 1200 projects and circa 300 clients across Europe with access to over 30,000 registered suppliers. Aligning with the corporate strategy, enabling business performance, pursuing client satisfaction and leading regional consistency through Portfolio Governance and active risk management. Simon has the responsibility and ownership of establishing roles and processes for procurement across the region including direct and indirect expenditure ensuring that will follow due diligence and qualify suppliers in a fair and consistent manner.