Procurement Transformation Lead University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom
I am a senior procurement professional with extensive NHS and public sector experience. I am currently working on my seventh assignment, at the University of Sussex having completed projects at East Sussex Healthcare, East Sussex County Council, the Queen Victoria NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Community NHS Trust, The Royal Brompton and Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust...
I am a senior procurement professional with extensive NHS and public sector experience. I am currently working on my seventh assignment, at the University of Sussex having completed projects at East Sussex Healthcare, East Sussex County Council, the Queen Victoria NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Community NHS Trust, The Royal Brompton and Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust where I was responsible for delivering a Pathology managed service via a Competitive Dialogue process. I am interested in new opportunties in either the public or private sector. Specialties: Procurement Strategy Competitive Dialogue Tendering Management Cost Improvement ProgrammesProcurement Transformation Lead @ Managing the transformation of the function to a strategic and professional operation aligned with the wider corporate objectives of the University. From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Category Management consultant @ Leading on a number of cost improvement initiatives. From June 2014 to November 2014 (6 months) Senior Procurement and Contracts Consultant @ Procurement lead for a new Social Care Information System via a Competitive Dialogue process. From January 2013 to November 2014 (1 year 11 months) Procurement Consultant @ Providing interim support to the Procurement Department during a period of transition. Formulating the Cost Improvement Programme for 2013/14. From November 2012 to December 2012 (2 months) Procurement Consultant @ I provided strategic direction to the procurement team and was responsible for the 2012/13 Procurement QIPP programme. I was also responsible for achieving savings through innovative delivery of new procurement strategies. I developed a procurement policy and enhanced the corporate profile of the Procurement department. During my first few months I reviewed expenditure and contract coverage across the Trust and improved P2P compliance. My overriding priority was to build the procurement function into one capable of supporting FT status in terms of professionalism, profile, and systems. From June 2011 to October 2012 (1 year 5 months) Interim Contracts Consultant @ Undertook a number of major tenders in respect of specialist medical equipment and procedure packs. From January 2011 to June 2011 (6 months) London, United KingdomProcurement Consultant @ I delivered a number of projects including a major Pathology MSC, a contract for security services, and endoscopy equipment. From May 2010 to January 2011 (9 months) Sutton, United KingdomHead of Sourcing @ I headed a team of Category Managers operating across the full range of medical and services contracts. I was involved in a number of major projects including outsourcing our logistics function, Agency Staff ,e-Procurement, a variety of high profile IT system acquisitions, and in the roll-out of automated stock cabinets. From 2006 to 2010 (4 years) Interim Procurement Manager @ Responsible for selection and implementation of an e-procurement and inventory management system From April 2005 to April 2006 (1 year 1 month) Operations Director @ Responsible for procurement operation at five managed NHS sites. From 1987 to 2005 (18 years) Economics, International History @ London School of Economics and Political Science From 1980 to 1983 collyers Steve Barber is skilled in: Government Procurement, Tendering, Strategic Sourcing, Public Sector, Contract Negotiation, Outsourcing, E-procurement, Sourcing, Tenders, Supplier Management, Contract Management, Category Management, Purchasing, Program Management, Supply Chain
University of Sussex
Procurement Transformation Lead
November 2014 to Present
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Category Management consultant
June 2014 to November 2014
East Sussex County Council
Senior Procurement and Contracts Consultant
January 2013 to November 2014
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
November 2012 to December 2012
Sussex Community NHS Trust
June 2011 to October 2012
Royal Brompton Hospital
Interim Contracts Consultant
January 2011 to June 2011
London, United Kingdom
Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust
May 2010 to January 2011
Sutton, United Kingdom
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Sourcing
2006 to 2010
Interim Procurement Manager
April 2005 to April 2006
1987 to 2005
Managing the transformation of the function to a strategic and professional operation aligned with the wider corporate objectives of the University. Managing the transformation of the function to a strategic and professional operation aligned with the wider corporate objectives of the University.
What company does Steve Barber work for?
Steve Barber works for University of Sussex
What is Steve Barber's role at University of Sussex?
Steve Barber is Procurement Transformation Lead
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Steve Barber works in the Higher Education industry.
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