Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Executive Director

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JOB TITLE: Executive Director

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Government & Public Sector

CATEGORY: HR - Generalist

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: CPO


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Work experience

Executive Director

YPO

October 2010 - Present ( 8 years, 7 months ) | Wakefield

YPO is the largest Public Sector Buying Organisation in England. YPO buy goods and services on behalf of schools and councils across the UK.

Currently the organisation is responsible for around £700m of public sector spend.

My role spans across the entire organisation with specific responsibility for procurement, finance and IT.

Executive Director

YPO

October 2010 - Present

YPO is the largest Public Sector Buying Organisation in England. YPO buy goods and services on behalf of schools and councils across the UK.

Currently the organisation is responsible for around £700m of public sector spend.

I have board responsibility for Procurement, Finance and Business Change and IT

Founder

Buybl Ltd

January 2008 - July 2010 ( 2 years, 6 months )

Buybl is an online networking tool designed for buyers to connect with their suppliers.

Head of Category Management

Aviva

June 2006 - October 2010 ( 4 years, 4 months )

I am part of the Aviva global procurement function with responsibility for managing global supplier relationships and driving extra value from our suppliers by acting as a single global customer.

Head of Procurement

Capita

March 2004 - June 2006 ( 2 years, 3 months )

Running a Group Procurement team with responsibility for over £100m of indirect spend.

Purchasing Manager

RM Education

September 1999 - March 2004 ( 4 years, 6 months )

Running the procurement function, responsible for procurement of over £100m of IT components mostly from the Far East.

Purchasing Manager

Wace Group plc

May 1995 - September 1999 ( 4 years, 4 months )

Running the Procurement Department for a large print group.

Buyer

Jaguar Cars

September 1990 - May 1995 ( 4 years, 8 months )

Buyer within the Jaguar purchasing department buying interior trim.

Education

The University of Salford

BSc (Hons) of Economics

1987 - 1990