Andy Clark, Head of Commercial Services at Yorkshire Water, discusses his unusual route into procurement, having never run a procurement process. He believes that procurement has a wider purpose than just procuring goods and services and that understanding the business's core purpose is crucial for turbocharging its operations.

In this episode, Andy and host Simon Lipscomb discuss:

  • How Andy got into a procurement role after experiencing a number of different positions across Yorkshire Water
  • What perceptions Andy had of the procurement skill set and function prior to entering the role
  • Andy’s experience of working with senior stakeholders and getting their backing for change
  • The challenge of deciding what your procurement function wants to achieve
  • How procurement can act as a partner to help turbocharge the results of other internal teams
  • What the future looks like for Andy’s team and Yorkshire Water

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