Linda Crotty

Procurement Expert - Procurement Shared Service

l.j.crotty@reading.ac.uk

Linda is a senior procurement professional with over 20 years’ consulting experience within the public and private sectors. She works with clients to identify and deliver sustainable benefits through procurement performance improvement. She has successfully led and implemented a number of procurement transformation programmes that have achieved significant benefits in profitability and efficiencies. For instance, through the introduction of new procurement strategies, Target Operating Models and the policies and processes that support them, which include category management, supplier and contract management and procurement capability development. She has worked with senior stakeholders in complex programmes that required transformation across an organisation. In addition, she has led project teams and senior sponsor groups through the transformation journey.

Linda’s experience ranges across a number of sectors including Education, Central Government, Utilities, Manufacturing, Financial Services and Retail.

Linda has been involved with SUMS and the Procurement Shared Services since 2012. She has delivered Procurement Maturity Assessments and worked with universities to identify how procurement can deliver efficiency savings through transformation.