Principal Strategic Procurement Manager @ Oxfordshire County Council
Head of Corporate Procurement @ Swindon Borough Council
Principle Procurement Officer @ Gloucestershire County Council
Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS), Purchasing @
Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
Commercially astute MCIPS qualified senior procurement professional with an extensive track record of success. Operates with personal integrity, an ethical approach to trading and sets high standards of achievement. A skilled negotiator with a passion for delivering sustainable savings and key business results and possessing significant experience in building and managing high-performing business relationships with suppliers and
Commercially astute MCIPS qualified senior procurement professional with an extensive track record of success. Operates with personal integrity, an ethical approach to trading and sets high standards of achievement. A skilled negotiator with a passion for delivering sustainable savings and key business results and possessing significant experience in building and managing high-performing business relationships with suppliers and senior stakeholders.
Principal Strategic Procurement Manager @ From June 2012 to Present (3 years 7 months) Oxford, United KingdomHead of Corporate Procurement @ Key Responsibilities
Deliver and create excellent value for money, achieve savings and priority outcomes whilst managing the Council’s exposure to commercial and compliance risks arising from its c£180m annual expenditure on goods, services and works.
Develop and execute an overarching Procurement Vision and Strategy for the Council.
Define, develop and implement the Council-wide Procurement policies.
Authorise and approve the award of contracts up to a limitless amount i.e. £m’s.
Build and manage high-performing working relationships with the CEO, Group Directors, Directors, Heads of Service and Cabinet Members to ensure that Corporate Procurement plays a pivotal role in commercially enabling the overall delivery of best value services. From 2007 to June 2012 (5 years) Swindon, United KingdomPrinciple Procurement Officer @ Key Responsibilities
Provide support to the Director of Procurement in implementing an SAP eProcurement system, in particular advising on categorising the Council’s spend, product classification and coding, and structuring and aligning procurement resource. From 2006 to 2007 (1 year) Gloucester, United KingdomStrategic Supplier Relationship Manager @ Key Responsibilities
Develop and deliver a programme of SRM across the business’s strategic IT vendors.
Acting as the focal point in the relationship between the business and its strategic vendors in establishing and maintaining a high-performing business relationship, supporting the client strategic account holder, jointly developing with strategic vendors agendas for quarterly and annual relationship reviews, the relationship scorecard and shared account plans.
Co-ordinating the input to the relationship of the extended client team including technical, operational, commercial and legal representatives. From 2001 to 2006 (5 years) Swindon, United KingdomSenior Sourcing Manager @ Key Responsibilities
Gain control and visibility of the business’s total spend on project management, consultancy and financial services to drive financial benefits and achieve exceptional value for money.
Develop and implement fit for purpose business processes for specifying requirements and identifying optimum supply market solutions.
Create innovative sourcing strategies that release supply market potential.
Develop effective measures of vendor performance and a system for capturing skills and knowledge transfer to the business. From 1999 to 2001 (2 years) Swindon, United KingdomPurchasing Manager @ Key Responsibilities
Provide effective category management in the acquisition of professional services including management consultancy, training and financial advisory services.
Achieve significant bottom-line savings.
Provide senior stakeholder management, support and advice on optimum supply chain strategy.
Develop and execute effective procurement strategies for high-complexity, high-value consultancy engagements.
Manage the business’s exposure to commercial and compliance risk.
Manage commercial relationships with global management consultancy houses. From 1995 to 1999 (4 years) Swindon, United KingdomSenior Buyer @ Key Responsibilities
Provide effective procurement of IT&IS related goods and services.
Achieve significant bottom-line savings.
Provide support to internal clients in developing effective supply chain strategies. From 1992 to 1995 (3 years) Swindon, United KingdomBuyer @ Responsible for the procurement of uniform fabrics and materials covering spend in excess of £10m p.a. From 1987 to 1992 (5 years) Swindon, United Kingdom
Diploma Management Studies, Management @ The Open University From 1994 to 1995 Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS), Purchasing @ Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply From 1991 to 1993 HNC Business & Finance, Business @ New College, Swindon From 1989 to 1991 English Language & Literature, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, German, French, World & European History @ Hreod Burna School, Swindon From 1980 to 1984 Moredon Secondary School, Swindon From 1977 to 1980 Lawrence Bunn is skilled in: Procurement, Purchasing, Purchasing Strategy, Supplier / Vendor Relationship Management, Strategic Sourcing, Consultancy, Commercial Management, Outsourcing, Commercial Risk Management, Negotiation, Stakeholder Management, Market Analysis, Bid Support, Bid Analysis, Team Leadership
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