Gemma Payne

Gemma joined SUMS Group as the Head of Procurement in April, having spent the past four years working as a Senior Procurement Manager at Sovereign Housing Association a registered Charity, where she worked as a senior leader managing a team of 5 Category Managers looking after Property Services and Development Stakeholder requirements with over £100m per annum addressable spend. She delivered procurement initiatives to the business, which contribute to achieving the strategic goals including but not limited to Category Management, Contract Management, Sourcing and SRM.

Before this Gemma worked for Vodafone, ING Direct and Thames Water as a category manager for Indirect areas including Technology and HR Services.

Gemma brings over 20 years focused experience in procurement including Financial Services, Technology and Public Sector experience in Social Housing and Utilities.

 Gemma is passionate about strategic sourcing and Procurement transformation and looks forward to driving improvements for SUPC’s Frameworks and adding value to our members through Procurement Business Partnering.

Gemma enjoys art and paints abstract acrylic paintings in her spare time while spending time with her family where she has two children and a husband.

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