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Regional Procurement Advisor

Tel: 07990 764 272

Email: [email protected]

What my job role is:

To visit members and attend regional meetings to provide guidance, support, training and information about procurement best practice, share updates relating to relevant legislation, and provide information about CPC frameworks and the services offered.

What I'm professionally passionate about:

I’m keen to help members achieve the best value for the money they spend on goods and services, and also to help reduce legislative risk by providing information, advice and training on all aspects of procurement activity to help them further develop their procurement processes and practice.

What previous experiences I have that link in with my current role:

I am MCIPS qualified, with more than 20 years procurement experience in different organisations across the public and private sectors. I have worked within FE for 10 years, for the Association of Colleges West Midlands in procurement and governance related activity, and prior to that the Procurement Officer at the 6th Form College, Solihull.

My inspiration and motivation:

I’m motivated by meeting others and understanding what their current procurement priorities are and helping them find the information they need. I enjoy sharing relevant experience that may help.

How would I describe myself in three words?

Friendly, helpful and conscientious