Gillian obasiagbon

Gillian obasiagbon

Procurement/Contracts Professional

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JOB TITLE: Procurement/Contracts Professional

INDUSTRY: Government & Public Sector

CATEGORY: BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) Services

Work experience

Procurement/Contracts Professional

Crown Commercial Service

October 2014 - Present

Procurement/Contracts Specialist


Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

March 2014 - October 2014 ( 7 months )

Crown Commercial Service Transition Team at the Department for Works and Pensions

Personal Adviser


March 2000 - February 2014 ( 13 years, 11 months )

Supporting the Business Management team, enhancing Cross-functional collaboration with third party provisions/employers to train and place clients into work

Key Achievements included:

Devised effective strategies to increase employment opportunities for clients and place them into work
Responsible for establishing and maintaining strategic third party and stakeholder relations with key internal/external partners and employers
Helped customers to draw up realistic and meaningful work action plans, advised on job goals and best way forward
Successfully sold the Government Employment initiative to Large/Local employers reminding them of their social responsibility and substainaility to the community
Coaching/Mentoring new and existing staff
Worked effectively with senior management on a number of presentations and awareness projects
Conflict resolution to counteract barriers to Employment


Fab Food Patissere

February 1998 - February 2000 ( 2 years )

· Assisted in inventory control as it relates to all current regions and future regions as they occur.
· Assisted in resolving customer and store level departmental issues, such as product requests and quality control.
· Assisted in coordinating product training seminars for store personnel.
· Assisted in building and nurturing productive long-term relationships with store level personnel, operations and our vendor community.
· Assisted in product placement for new items or lines while assisting in the deletion or reduction on other items in
· Assisted in developing ads that help increase sales.
· Particepated in effective negotiating and buying to maintain the highest possible margin and customer appeal when selecting items and prices
· Helped create a fun and friendly atmosphere around the office and in your everyday dealings with co-workers, vendors and supervision
· Maintained a strong work relationship with Perishable Category Manager to ensure effective cross functioning.
· Other related duties as assigned.

Sales/Distribution Administrator

Britvic Soft Drinks

February 1996 - January 1998 ( 1 year, 11 months )

My role included:
Sales Order Processing
Batch Sheet Raising
Liaising with Production, Sales and Technical departments
Updating systems with new product information
Organising delivery of product to customers
Brochure printing
Purchase Order Processing
General Office duties including answering the phones and Counting/banking money

Facilities/Office Manager

Amnesty International

January 1995 - January 1996 ( 1 year )

Took charge of all the building services, looking after contracts that included maintenance, cleaning, waste removal, utilities and security. Oversaw any work that needed repair. Acted quickly on issues with any aspect of our facilities. Was responsible for Purchasing office services and equipment: everything from postal services and reception to stationery. Joint developed specifications for a huge range of contracts, got involved in small value procurement as well as ongoing contract monitoring. kept a close eye on budgets. Motivated and developed two Facilities Administrators, made sure our Reception team delivered a great service. At every stage, I saw to it that every one of our people complied with health, safety and environmental regulations.


CIPS Level 6

of Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Examination

2014 - 2015

CIPS Level 5

Advance Diploma in Procurement and Supply (examination route of

2013 - 2014

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

CIPS Level 4, examination route (Completed/Achieved) of Diploma in Procurement and Supply

2012 - 2013

University of Benin

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) of Economics/Statistics