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Jim Reed

Jim Reed

Role: Consultant

Jim has worked in large businesses for over 40 years. The last 18 years have been in senior procurement roles split equally between public and private sector Royal Mail, Rolls-Royce, University of Nottingham and National Grid. Jim is FCIPS and an expert on lean, supply chain optimisation, buying IT of all types and outsourcing including at Royal Mail, procuring one of the largest outsources in the UK.

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Smart procurement can save thousands of pounds

Measuring, tracking, agreeing and banking procurement benefits

Procurement teams can play an important role in releasing savings to help to reduce budgets in higher education institutions or to bank and reinvest. But Jim Reed, who has held senior procurement roles in a number of sectors, argues that there is room for improvement in how universities measure the benefits they secure.