Oliver Cain

Oliver Cain

Category Specialist (Fleet)

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About Me

I enjoy writing and like finding new ways to add value through innovation. In the next 20 years there are going to be dramatic changes across all industries; I believe it brings a wealth of opportunity and risk to explore.


JOB TITLE: Category Specialist (Fleet)

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Government & Public Sector

CATEGORY: Freight, Logistics, & Transportation



Work experience

Category Specialist (Fleet)

Crown Commercial Service

July 2014 - Present | Liverpool

Crown Commercial Service brings together, as one organisation, Government Procurement Service, the commercial function of the Cabinet Office and common goods and services procurement and commercial management currently undertaken by departments.

I am responsible for centralising public sector procurement to improve the buying power of the sector. I manage contracts, offer industry and market advice, work to improve policy and operational efficiency.

Buyer

IT Industries

July 2012 - July 2014 ( 2 years ) | Warrington

Procured excess inventory both in the UK and Internationally, avoiding channel or product conflict and striving for best practice for all interested parties.

Business Development

3M

September 2011 - July 2012 ( 10 months ) | Manchester

3M are a global manufacturer renowned for innovation - selling over 55,000 products across different markets - and with a turnover in 2015 in excess of $30 billion.

I worked for for the UK Electro Communications Business (ECB) and was required to find insight into; market trends, products, technical and to generate sales opportunities where possible.

Education

Hull University

2:1 BA Hons of Criminology and Psychology

2007 - 2010

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Level 5) of Procurement and Supply

2014 - 2016