The Barkers Procurement Consultancy

Our most frequently delivered services within Procurement consulting..

Digital Procurement Technology

Unique digital tools enabling organisations to access bespoke insights

Contract Assurance

Contract management health checks, audits and improvement plans across your supply chain

Cost Transformation

Improve cost reduction in your business and enhance bottom line profits

Procurement Transformation

Utilise our market insight and latest digital tools to enhance capability

Business Profitability

Refresh your procurement strategy to increase supply management value

People

From procurement outsourcing to assessing skills and behaviours, enhancing team capability

For Procurement Transformation

The Barkers team brings the experience and lessons learned from transforming procurement organisations

Digital Technology that empowers you...

Category management tools combining all your sourcing of data in one place that automatically updates from source systems. Qualitative relationship data blended with cost analysis to help keep everybody focused on delivering the business benefits most important to your organisation.

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Category Management Dashboard

Cost Transformation Opportunities

SRM live feed

Category Deep Dive

Barkers guides and insights

Helping you implement innovative solutions

Creative Contract Management

Contract management is the management of contracts made with customers, vendors, partners, or employees. The personnel involved in contract administration required to negotiate, support and manage active contracts are often expensive to train and retain.

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Emergence of Supply Chain Management

Supply-chain management, techniques with the aim of coordinating all parts of SC from supplying raw materials to delivering and/or resumption of products, tries to minimize total costs with respect to existing conflicts among the chain partners.

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Adopting to Category Management

Each category is run as a “mini-business” (business unit) in its own right, with its own set of turnover and profitability targets and strategies.

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Our Success Story

2238

Category Managers trained

10

Supply Chain value managed

480

Cost reduction in business

4760

Procurement strategies developed

Business Transformation like never before with the Barkers team

“In essence, Barkers possess a unique skill of engaging people in a manner which enables them to deliver financial results for their clients whilst improving performance in what has been somewhat challenging times.

I cannot recommend them highly enough and they would be my business consultants of choice every time.”

 

Lynne Morrison
Head of Commercial, Interserve

The Best Of Barkers

We drive sustainable financial performance and create a legacy that extends beyond our involvement

Professionals at your service

We are honest, open and fair. We have strong morals, underpinned by our code of conduct and our commitment to delivering social value.

Successful Track Record

We have a track record for successful delivery encompassing strategy, operations, technology, and development of people and culture.

Demonstrable Results

We know we can positively impact returns in short timescales and have a legacy of achievement with our clients that supports this.

Meet Our Leadership Team

The best of the best is here

Warren Ward

Director

Marc Hutchinson

Alumni Partner

Warren Kozera

Director

Steve Kirk

Alumni Partner

David Loseby

Alumni Partner

Jenny Draper

Alumni Partner

Why Barkers?

Barkers is a multi-award-winning business
Experienced practitioners not inexperienced consultants
Our client references are second to none

‘Providing insights to thousands of businesses’

Learn more about how we do it at Barkers

Our Broad Range of Services

“Results from our transformation projects have been as rapid as they have remarkable. One client registered £20m in savings in just 12 months having turned to Barkers. This saving impacted on the bottom line, improved supplier performance, and gave way to greater control of cost, quality, and timescales.”

Infrastructure client
(CFO)

Cost Transformation

Procurement Training Programmes

Digital Procurement Technology

Words from our Clients

Our track record speaks for itself
“The Barkers team brought an in depth knowledge of the market along with a highly collaborative and flexible working style. They shared their knowledge freely and constantly kept us up to date as the project progressed.  I’d highly recommend Barkers when dealing with complex commercial change and regulated procurement processes.”
Lisa CharlesDirector of Business Services, Bolton at Home
“When we engaged with Barkers we realised it would be a really inclusive approach, so rather than being done to our people it would be done with them, and therefore the chance of success was much greater.  The feedback was compelling in how well Barkers helped the team and now they feel like they own it…that is very different to anything else we’ve seen.”
Alan HartleyHead of Procurement and Supply Chain, Sellafield