I have a trade background with 33 years’ Public Sector experience, I was Head of Procurement for Nottingham City Homes until 2010 when the Homes and Community Agency (HCA) asked me to form a Procurement Consortia in the East Midlands – and EEM was born. I’m passionate about driving savings for the public sector and supporting communities through the grant programme created by EEM.
I’ve worked in Public Sector procurement for 16 years, prior to starting at EEM in April 2014 I was at Nottingham City Homes. My role at EEM involves managing all aspects of procurement for our Members including the creation of frameworks and undertaking mini competitions. I see the main aim of my role as building better relationships with our members and contractors, enabling us to create frameworks that deliver best value and greater efficiencies.
I was thrilled to join EEM at the end of March 2015 as Projects Officer. My role involves me working with members to ensure the continued progression of any new projects and provide ongoing project management support to all EEM Members with potential and current projects.
I was very pleased to join EEM in November 2015 as Procurement Officer. My role is to undertake mini competitions and establish frameworks that our members can procure from, to ensure they achieve best value and greater efficiencies.
I joined EEM as Data Officer in February 2016 and am very happy to have been welcomed into a professional and dedicated team. My role is to maintain the Pricebook, carry out benchmarking and pricing exercises and help members to quote for items and achieve best value for money. It’s quite a different sector than I’m used to – my background is in data analysis, but I hope this will help to look at spend analysis and ad hoc Excel based jobs as required.
I joined the team in September 2014 and I am now in my 3rd role at EEM as Events and Communications Officer. I have always enjoyed having an active part in the organisation of EEM events, so I am over the moon that I can now fulfil this role as my main job. My focus now is to keep EEM Members informed of upcoming opportunities and spread the news of various projects that our Members are completing through EEM and the fantastic community work that takes place as a result of the EEM Community Donations.
I am thrilled to be part of such a passionate and focused team. My role is to maintain accounts and assist with contract and framework development, as well as other administration duties.
I became a member of the EEM team on the 21st November 2016, I am currently working as the Procurement Administration Apprentice. I was completely overjoyed when I found out that I had been accepted for the role. From previously working in retail and coming from a very heavy customer based role, I feel it is a welcome change. I am now very focused on my new role and excited to carryover my skill set to work towards a very rewarding and successful career.