Date Time Location
10th March 2021 10:30
  • Online
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Open to LUPC and SUPC members only.

The proposals put forward in the recent Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement, along with changes to our economy and digital landscape, mean changes are coming down the track for procurement professionals. So, what skills will you need to ensure you stay relevant and continue to deliver the value your organisation needs in the months and years ahead?

Join procurement expert and SUMS Associate Consultant Graeme Sloan for a 60-minute interactive webinar setting out the changes facing the profession and exploring the key skills in areas such as negotiation, contract management and digital development that procurement professionals will need to succeed.

The session will cover:
  1. Your career: We will outline the skills and attributes a future procurement professional will require.
  2. Your institution: We will outline the typical journey we believe an institution will follow.
  3. The profession: What might happen with the profession.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how they will need to respond to meet the procurement challenges of tomorrow and how LUPC, SUPC and SUMS can help.

About Graeme Sloan:

Graeme is a procurement expert with a career spanning 30 years supporting major procurements in both the public and private sectors. He is a specialist in resolving large value, complex commercial procurements such as competitive dialogues in the pre-contract phase or disputes in the delivery phase. He has supported universities across the UK with procurement transformation programmes and projects that deliver improved efficiencies. An active member of the World Commercial and Contracting Association (formally the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)), Graeme has a passion for finding new ways of working that enable individuals to spend more time on interesting value-adding tasks rather than process tasks.

Booking Instructions

This event will be online and is free for LUPC and SUPC members to attend. Please click on the 'Book Now' button above to secure your place. Joining instructions will be sent by email closer to the event.

For assistance, please contact Grace Parsons - Events and Marketing Coordinator at sumsevents@reading.ac.uk