Wendy Allerton

Procurement Expert - Procurement Shared Service

w.allerton@reading.ac.uk

MCIPS qualified, Wendy has over 20 years extensive commercial experience managing the procurement of direct and indirect goods and services in a diverse range of categories. Operating at a senior management level for several blue-chip organisations she has experience of leading and building teams of professional procurement practitioners. She is also an experienced trainer in procurement and commercial skills and teaches on the CIPS professional qualification covering both private and public sector organisations.

She has experience in building categories and developing procurement policy and category strategy whilst fostering and developing effective relationships with stakeholders and positioning procurement as a key and credible partner.

Wendy is keen to support the development of skills of people working in procurement and has had many years leading, coaching and developing team members. She has hands-on experience of tendering, contract and supplier relationship management and managing change programmes, including the centralisation of procurement.

Wendy has recently joined the SUMS team and is looking forward to developing successful relationships and outcomes with SUMS members.