Coeus Consulting today welcomed the BBC's Director of Procurement, Jim Hemmington and Kerry Hallard, CEO of the Global Sourcing Association to the first GSA Buy-Side Open House event.
The half day session, attended by over 50 members of the Strategic Sourcing Community, discussed approaches to driving value-add through collaboration. Key members of the BBC’s strategic sourcing team presented throughout the session, to share insights and drive best practice across the community.
"Listening to the BBC presenters talk about how they exceeded their sourcing cost-saving targets, while constrained by public sector procurement rules and change-resistant stakeholders, was very insightful.
Their targeted use of technology to support sourcing engagement, cost reductions and user education often mirrored our own advice – seeing another real world example of how this can be implemented was inspiring for us all." said John Gorrell, Head of Sourcing at Coeus Consulting.