Procurement Expert - Procurement Shared Service
Graeme is a specialist in resolving large value, complex commercial procurements such as competitive dialogues in the pre-contract phase or disputes in the delivery phase.
Graeme is an experienced and successful Contracts and Commercial Director. He leads large-scale Business Process Outsourcing, IT Outsourcing and Business Transformation and Separation opportunities. Moreover, he has led large capital installation projects in both private and public sectors. These include the introduction of the BBC iPlayer app, Terminal 5, the first outsourcing of UK Passports as well as the digitisation of the MOT services.
Graeme has a passion for finding new ways of working that enable individuals to spend more time on interesting value adding tasks rather than process tasks.
Graeme is completing an MSc in Procurement, with a special focus on Contract Automation. His Company is a sponsor of the NEC providing them with access to the latest thinking on NEC terms. Graeme is involved with the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM). The IACCM asked him to author a well-received course for senior civil servants in commercial management.
At present, he is developing a number of tools to improve commercial operations. An example of these is a toolkit that manages obligations, good will, claims, disputes, change controls and workflow. This tool provides board members with a clear dashboard of how things are performing. This audit product can be used on a tablet or iPad to ensure compliance with contract award and procedures by your own staff prior to a National Audit Office review. As a risk, assumptions, dependencies, issues and opportunities database, it can be deployed across an organisation. It allows the board to see the overall risks an organisation is facing in the projects they are undertaking.
In his free time, Graeme relaxes by running the Wrekin Beer Festival. He also assists with various local events to help his village and play with his dogs.