Sue Smith

Procurement Expert - Procurement Shared Service

sue.smith@reading.ac.uk

Sue has 10 years’ experience in procurement in both the private and public sectors, working for the likes of Bupa, local government and the Department for Education.  The last five years have focused on delivering outsourced procurement and consultancy services to the further education sector across the country.  Sue has extensive knowledge of the Public Contract Regulations, having had responsibility for training her colleagues.

Sue’s category experience includes facilities management, professional services, recruitment and staffing services, educational materials and IT services, including capital equipment.  Additionally, Sue has assisted organisations in carrying out procurement process reviews and spend analysis; devising procurement strategies and policies; and rolling out training to a wide range of personnel. She has a business degree and has been a member of CIPS since 2005.