Welcome to Expert Procurement

The Procurement Solution for any Business





Welcome to Expert Procurement

The Procurement Solution for any Business


About Expert Procurement

Expert Procurement was formed in 2013 by Andrew Jones, who following 20 years working in a variety of senior Procurement roles for Blue Chip organisations, wanted to provide a solution for businesses who find the approach of traditional procurement teams no longer fulfils the rapidly changing needs and requirements of businesses who want to drive real savings to the bottom line.

Expert Procurement Limited is a business focussing on implementing robust procurement strategies to deliver real value and true savings across multiple categories and vertical markets including Healthcare, Manufacturing, FMCG & Retail. Its principle aim is to instil professionalism and commerciality to any organisation and transform the performance of the Procurement function.

To this end, Expert Procurement has extensive experience in building best in class teams and motivating them to exceed expectation and targets to deliver true cash-releasing bottom line savings.

Other areas covered are:

  • Creating & developing procurement strategy
  • Conducting spend reviews across diverse categories to identify & implement areas of potential savings
  • Delivering quick win saving projects
  • Reviewing & restructuring of teams
  • Interim management
  • Team leadership
  • Developing & implementing e-Procurement strategies

Services

  • Full spend reviews
  • Preparation of sourcing strategies
  • Accelerated cost reduction
  • Transform team performance
  • Realign supplier relationships
  • Drive savings to the bottom line
  • Interim Management

CARE UK

Working with the Chief Financial Officer and main Board, led a Procurement transformation project (Project Scorpio) which involved preparing an in-depth review of current spend resulting in a 6 month souring strategy signed off at Board level. Contracts were secured across multiple major spend categories to ensure price stability in preparation for a potential sale of the business. This resulted in over £5m of full year cash releasing savings being delivered. A full end to end review of back office processes, procedures, savings tracking & contract compliance was conducted. This led to the recruitment of an interim & permanent team.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Worked with the Government Health Procurement Tsar, Lord Patrick Carter, and contributed to his report on Operational Productivity & Performance in English NHS Acute Hospitals. Led a project looking to introduce a core list of products into the NHS as part of the overall £2bn savings target. This involved managing the first all NHS e-auctions, with commitment, for 3 clinical categories that led to significant price change in the market. Working with the Royal College of Nursing then introduced and recruited the NHS Clinical Evaluation Team which has led to a more professional clinical approach to product choice.

HAMPSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

Working with the Chief Financial Officer, a short and medium term Procurement strategy was developed for the Trust across the £80m of addressable spend which was signed off at Board level. This involved a major restructure and upskilling of the existing team (18 people) as well as adding additional resource and increasing the profile of Procurement with Senior members of the Trust.

PEPCO SERVICES LLP

Worked with a number of leading private equity houses and their portfolio companies, including healthcare, manufacturing & FMCG, to lead a review of their current spend and provide the strategy of delivering best in class procurement to ensure costs were driven down.

TESCO PLC

Worked with the Acquisitions Team to focus on leveraging savings opportunities following Tesco’s acquisitions of Giraffe Restaurants, Harris + Hoole Coffee Shops & Euphorium Bakeries. Prepared a detailed report setting out where the opportunities were, together with the best way of achieving these which was signed off at Board level.

BRIGHTON & SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NHS TRUST

Working with the Chief Financial Officer, a procurement strategy was developed across their c£120m of addressable spend, this was signed off at Board level. This included a quick win sourcing strategy targeting savings from the top 20 suppliers which delivered savings in excess of 8%. As part of the strategy an interim restructure of the existing team (30 people) was completed leading to increased visibility of Procurement with the Trust as well a focussed on savings delivery.

"I worked with Andy on a procurement transformation project for BMI. I found him to be very approachable and his inclusive management style enabled him to build and motivate the team to exceed well beyond their initial targets. It was a pleasure to work alongside him and I would highly recommend him to any organisation requiring a step change in performance.”

Neil Birkbeck - Neil Birkbeck Ltd

“Andy worked with myself and some others in the executive team for 12 months with responsibility for leading a Procurement transformation project, Project Scorpio. During his time with Care UK he both identified savings opportunities directly as well as managed a couple of external consultancies to ensure the £5m of annual savings identified could be realised. He also highlighted processes and procedures that needed tightening which has subsequently led to a step change in contract compliance and therefore savings. Through his excellent stakeholder engagement at all levels, including Hospital Consultants, Hospital Directors and Operations teams he made sure the business understood the detail of each contract. He leaves Care UK having recruited a small permanent procurement team who will benefit from the foundations laid down by Andy. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any other organisation also looking for a step change in procurement performance.”

Andrew Prosser – Finance Director, Care UK

“Andy worked with me for 8 months to lead the Procurement Team. During his time he reviewed the current structure to determine what the Trust needed moving forward to ensure delivery of the challenging CIP targets. He was professional at all times, gained the respect of the Senior Management Team and ensured the restructure was delivered quickly. He also managed one of our most challenging Procurement projects focussing on consolidating our Orthopaedic spend. He worked closely and gained the confidence of a number of Senior Consultants which meant the Trust could move to a single supplier and take advantage of the significant savings on offer."

David French - Chief Financial Officer at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“It is rare you meet someone with Andy’s commitment and passion. I was lucky enough to work with Andy at Care UK on a major procurement transformation project over a 12 month period. Andy’s ability to quickly understand the needs of the business and communicate goals made a dramatic difference to the productivity of our team. Andy would be an asset to any organisation looking to undertake major transformational procurement projects.”

Owain Jones – Director, Percepture Limited

Associates

Expert Procurement prides itself on providing the best procurement solution to businesses of all sizes. We work seamlessly with other highly experienced associates who have the same mindset as us. Please get in touch to find how we could help you.

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07747 762 958

Director: Huw Sheppard BSc (Hons) FCA

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Director: Huw Sheppard BSc (Hons) FCA

Silver Mountain Accountancy Limited trading as Silver Mountain Accountancy

Registered in England & Wales No. 10221871

Registered office: 21 Garth Olwg • Gwaelod Y Garth • Cardiff • CF15 9HW