Stuart Hinde

Stuart Hinde

Lead Procurement Officer (Metro)

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JOB TITLE: Lead Procurement Officer (Metro)

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Government & Public Sector

CATEGORY: Capital Goods



Work experience

Lead Procurement Officer (Metro)

Centro (West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority)

April 2014 - Present

Responsible all Metro and Sprint programme related procurement activity as well as maintained responsibility for some areas of IT and technology.
Key projects include: Forthcoming Metro Extensions, Sprint Network, Metro Operator, Consultancy, Electricity and Real Time Information Systems and Displays.

Procurement Analyst


January 2013 - March 2014 ( 1 year, 2 months )

Working on contracts across many commodities including Minor Civils, Consultancy, Facilities Management, Real Time Information Systems, Smartcard Technology and Roadside Infrastructure on both revenue and capital projects. I lead on the procurement of Energy, Print and Promotional Merchandise and Cycling Infrastructure.
I am responsible for drafting and implementing contract management and sustainable procurement policies and procedures, engaging with key stakeholders both internally and externally.

Buyer – Support Services

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

March 2011 - December 2012 ( 1 year, 9 months )

Managing a range of contracts including Facilities Management, Telecoms, Marketing, HR and ICT delivering, on average, a 20% cost reduction on each tender.
The role was in a new department and was reliant on building up relationships with key stakeholders to embed the procurement processes for new requirements and encourage the correct use of pre existing framework agreements.

Joint Procurement Support Officer, Children & Young People

Sandwell MBC

September 2009 - March 2011 ( 1 year, 6 months )

Procurement of services for joint Council and NHS Department in line with EU and national legislation. My portfolio included Teenage Pregnancy, Big Lottery Capital Build, Mental Health and Children's Centres contracts.

Commodity Buyer P2P (Analyst)


October 2008 - September 2009 ( 11 months )

Managing compliance and P2P processes for all Tarmac sites in the South West, South East and Wales. Analysing spend data and engaging with the operational side of the business to identify and implement improvements.

Materials Analyst


February 2008 - September 2008 ( 7 months )

Maintaining the catalogue content of material master data within SAP.

Project Manager, Project Co-ordinator, Project Worker


June 2003 - September 2007 ( 4 years, 3 months )

Lead and worked on various projects including those related to emergency housing of young offenders, supervised child contact centres and young carers.


University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons) Mathematical Science of Pure Maths, Operations Research, Statistics

2004 - 2007