The Keynote Arena at Procurex England South 2017 gives you a chance to hear about the LATEST developments and how the procurement industry is Adding Value, Increasing Efficiency and proving Collaboration offers opportunity.
Featuring a leading session as part of the brand new CCS Showcase 2017
Chartered Institute pf Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
Until October 2013, David was the Commercial Director of DWP responsible for all commercial and contract management activity and its procurement spend of £5 billion pa. He was the commercial and procurement adviser to Ministers, a member of a number of the Department’s Executive Team Committees and led the Department’s Commercial Function of some 500 people. He was also Government’s Deputy Chief Procurement Officer and the Crown Representative for 7 of Government’s biggest suppliers and a member of the Cabinet Office Procurement Reform Board and Commercial Relationships Board and HM Treasury’s Major Projects Review Group (MPRG). His previous roles include senior procurement positions at UK’s Inland Revenue, HM Treasury, Cabinet Office and the Home Office.
David now advises some of the world’s biggest organisations on their procurement practice and process and in their dealings with the public sector.
Strategic Category Director,
Crown Commercial Service
Philip Orumwense FCIPS
Head of Corporate Services,
Department for Work and Pensions
Philip is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS). He heads up the Corporate Services Commercial Management function at the Department for Work and Pensions where he is engaged on a number of complex Change Programmes, developing sourcing solutions and delivering category and contract management services across a broad range of categories.
In recent years he has led the DWP engagement on the creation of the Next Generation Shared Services (NGSS) and the Integrated Shared Services Centre (ISSC2) for the UK Government. He has also led the DWP engagement on the transfer of Common Goods and Services to the Crown Commercial Service with a view to leveraging the combined and extended buying power of the UK Government.
Philip previously led the Department’s Commercial Improvement Programme which delivered over £2m in-year savings, a reduction of over 30% in employee numbers and the introduction of new ways of working – the Flexible Resource Pool, the Work Prioritisation, Enterprise Skills Manager and the Gateway functions.
His current portfolio of responsibilities includes Corporate Banking, Shared Services, Contact Centres, Professional Services, Business Travel, Ad-hoc Procurement for the Child Maintenance Group, Logistics and Record Storage.
He is an accredited Government High Risk Gateway Team Leader, in the past years he has conducted High Risk Gateway Reviews on IT programmes at the Department of Communities and Local Government and also at the Ministry of Justice.
In 2010, Philip was short listed in the Chartered Institute of Purchasing Supply (CIPS) Procurement and Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award category. He holds a fellowship of the Institute.
He has a vast organisational experience in Business Process Outsourcing, IT Systems and Solutions, Financial Systems, Automotive, Rail and Construction Industry Sourcing expertise that spans both private and public sector organisations.
Prior to joining the civil service he worked for Siemens where he had responsibilities for a multi site and multi business commercial activities spanning the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe, South and North America across a number of industry sectors including: Automotive, Transportation (Rail, Civils, Communications, Electrification and Signalling) and Financial/Business Services.
He has mentored several Departmental staff and plays an active role in the cross Whitehall Minority Ethnic Talent Association (META) – an association which helps to provide improved access opportunities for diverse ethnic groups within the UK public service.
He has an MA in Political Behaviour (Essex) and an MBA in Business Strategy and Procurement Management (Birmingham). He has successfully defended his doctoral research thesis at Aston Business School on the appropriate adoption of transactional and relational procurement practice within the UK Public Sector.
For the last 19 years Eddie has lectured regularly on procurement policy and processes at conferences and events, both on behalf of BiP Solutions and for a variety of other organisations. He also provides in-house training on the tendering process to personnel in both the public and private sectors. Working alongside the Client Services team, he frequently assists public sector organisations with clarification and interpretation of EU Directives and a wide variety of legislative issues.