Martin Denham

Operations Director, Xoomworks

Martin is part of the management team at Xoomworks and has been part of the team since 2006.  He is responsible for building the delivery capability within the Xoomworks Procurement Consulting team and aligning the Xoomworks value propositions with partner technologies.  Martin’s role brings him onto many of the Xoomworks projects in an advisory and strategic manner, where he ensures the technical solution is aligned with the business requirements and will ultimately deliver success.

Martin has been delivering successful projects for more than 25 years, including the first UK electronic invoicing project in early 2000 and a procurement transformation project at Sky, which resulted in Hackett benchmarking Sky as ‘world class’ and Xoomworks being nominated as best procurement services provider in 2013.  He ran one of the first Coupa implementations in Europe in 2012 and since then has provided support to approximately twenty five subsequent projects

Martin is also Executive Sponsor and Engagement Manager for a number of Xoomworks strategic accounts where he manages the relationship with the client. His delivery and management skills are based on an ability to develop and maintain relationships with customers at all levels combined with a strong knowledge of the underlying technologies being implemented.  He is a certified Coupa Implementation Consultant, Ariba Consultant and was previously a SAP BASIS Consultant.

Martin has advised brands such as British Airways, Bourne Leisure, Diageo, DS Smith, Eircom, Swiss Re, Sandvik, Daily Mail Group, Ahold, Commerzbank, Nokia, Sky, SONY, Sanofi-Aventis, Allied Irish Bank, 3M, Yorkshire Water Services and HSBC.

Session Details

Achieving Success: How Northumbria University Implemented a New P2P Solution

Universities are complex businesses and can be a difficult environment when deploying an enterprise wide eProcurement solution. Mark Gill, Commercial Director at Northumbria University, discusses the challenges faced and overcome, the lessons learned and the key successes. The session will be in an informal Q&A format with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

By attending this session you will:

> Understand the challenges the Commercial Director at Northumbria University faced when tasked with improving Procurement at the University.
> See how Northumbria went about the implementation of a successful P2P system within the challenging environment of a University.
> Come and find out the what lessons have been learned along the way.