David Davies

David Davies

Head of Procurement

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An experienced and versatile Procurement Professional, confident communicating at all levels. Highly organised and self-motivated with a proven knowledge of procurement; specialising in Facilities Management (Hard and Soft) Services, Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain methodologies.

COMPANY NAME: Al khor International school

JOB TITLE: Head of Procurement

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Education & Training

CATEGORY: Components & Parts



Work experience

Head of Procurement

Al Khor

October 2013 - Present ( 6 years, 9 months ) | Al Khor

• Integration of E-Procurement software to improve budget productions and budget holders spend activities.
• Stakeholder engagement and supplier base rationalisation.
• Project Managing Competitive Dialogue for Improvement of Hard & Soft Services
• Setting up Contract Database
• Integration of Environmental and sustainability policies within the International FE sector
• Experienced in NEC 3 contract negotiation.

Senior category Manager

City University

July 2011 - October 2013 ( 2 years, 3 months ) | London

• Integration of short and long-term procurement strategies and category plans for the Property & Facilities Departments, including refurbishment and new build projects.
• Stakeholder engagement and supplier rationalisation
• Project Managing Competitive Dialogue for Improvement of Hard & Soft Services
• Setting up Contract Database
• OJEU Approved Tendering for Building Projects (£54M)(Graduate School)
• Integration of Environmental and sustainability policies with HE sector
• Consulted in NEC 3 Contract preparation

Consultant Hard & Soft FM

Orange FM

July 2010 - December 2010 ( 5 months ) | Fleet Hampshire

• The Development of a Procurement Strategy for a ‘greenfield’ Hard & Soft Facilities infrastructure and strategic partnerships.
• Managed Contract novation negotiations in preparation for a major Outsource agreement.
• Creating a Procurement Category Management strategy for Facilities to include Print and Document Management, Desktop Managed Services and Software. Ensuring existing contracts and new contracts are in place ready for full Facilities outsource.
• Implemented Print Policy and Global Print Management Solution renegotiating current contract and implementing a rolling 3 year programme Implemented Global Security initiative
• Renegotiated IT Server maintenance
• Experienced in NEC 3 Contracts

Procurement Manager

Royal College of Music

January 2001 - October 2009 ( 8 years, 9 months ) | London

• Carried out space utilization surveys prior to any construction project plan was implemented to enhance the space usage of the Grade 2 listed building.
• Managed 15 staff and the entire Procurement department for all of RCM Estates and Maintenance departments. Responsible for the evaluation of Tenders, Budget setting, Contract management, Procurement Databases.
• Implementation of Environmental management systems such ISO 14001 and WEEE regulations.
• HP and SUN maintenance contract renewal
• Implementation of E-commerce commerce application
• Various LAN/ Data centre projects
• IBM Mainframe software project Upgrade to support VOIP
Multi-Function Device and Managed Print Solution project roll out across multiple sites.
Project management, consultation and delivery
• PC and Server replacement programme. 4000 Unit estate refresh and implementation of Strategic Initiatives to encompass maintenance and asset management
• Project managed refurbishments of Grade 2 listed buildings overall spend £5M
• Undertook security planning for Patrons / VIP’s of the RCM, which involved liaising with Royal protection officers and Metropolitan Police force


Glamorgan University

MSc of Strategic Procurement

2010 - 2015

Dissertation on the Impact on Procurement expertise in reducing costs across an organisation by the use of strategic partnerships and consortium's.