The Procurement function within UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) delivers an end to end integrated procurement service that provides our clients with the products and services that they require to function as entities.
The primary ethos of the Procurement function is to implement sourcing solutions that deliver enhanced value and benefits to out clients. This ultimately reduces the administrative burden and creates opportunities for benefits enabling more money to be returned to our clients' core activities, from research to developing UK business.
The function is targeted with the delivery of significant benefits over 10 years which will largely be achieved through the implementation of a category management methodology supported by the Oracle system to run supplier product catalogues.
When sourcing, Procurement has the explicit purpose of maximising the synergies between our customers. Where common requirements exist , options are developed in parallel with representative customer specialists and subsequent solution(s) implemented to drive improved value and benefit.
UK SBS Procurement provides a wide range of services and dedicated Category Managers to support specialist and niche requirements such as research consumables, Antarctic field equipment, complex research equipment and leading edge information technology. Procurement consists of a group of professionals who manage and deliver customer needs prioritisation, solution evaluations, sourcing, supplier performance and relationship management.