Procurement Transformation

Procurement Transformation

The Barkers team brings the experience and lessons learned from transforming procurement organisations as internal senior leaders, combined with consulting best practice across Category Management, Category Strategy and Target Operating Models. Our service covers the people, process, technology and governance aspects of Procurement & Supply Chain functions.

Warren and his colleagues in Barkers, are trusted to always do the right thing.  This has meant on, occasions, delaying or putting at risk outcome related to payments to Barkers because it would not have been the right thing at the time for the client.– Lynne Morrison Head of commercial, Interserve

Barkers brings the perspective of buy and sell side, deploying experienced commercial resources that have a deep understanding of supplier margin and sales processes combined with the practical experience of what works well in client organisations.

Through this we can deliver robust contracts that enable both parties to achieve sustainable value from the relationship.  Working primarily in regulated industries we also bring significant experience of OJEU and Utilities Directives from our MCIPS certified team.

We help our clients to accelerate their procurement programmes delivering efficiencies, improvement to quality and stakeholder engagement sustainably, and in ways that align to their culture and industry.  

Current Process

Our service covers

  • Policy and procedure design or re-design
  • Assessment, training and coaching
  • Process design or optimisation
  • Category Management
  • Tendering (including Bid Support)
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Procure to Pay

The results have been profound, with clients experiencing a 400% + return on their investment in our services.

In an ever changing economy, impacted by competitive market places, organisations must not fail to realise the value-add which lies in buying and managing goods and services effectively.