Chris Platts

Head of Procurement Operations, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)

Chris is the Head of Procurement Operations at Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), looking after a portfolio of c£1.5bn spend across UK&I, servicing 8 business units and leading a team of 70 category management, sourcing and back office professionals.

SSE is primarily a developer (which includes being a builder), an operator and an owner of low-carbon energy assets and businesses, with a strategic focus on regulated electricity networks and renewable energy. More broadly, SSE is involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity and the production, storage, distribution and supply of gas.

Chris led SSE’s Procurement Transformation Programme in 2015 that delivered a new Procurement and Commercial operating model, implemented a new source to contract system, and made improvements to the purchase to pay process. All on time and on budget.


Session Details

A Journey Through Procurement Transformation

The Procurement Operations team are now focused on a ‘world class’ ambition with a big focus on digital procurement, sustainability (aligned to company strategy and UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals) and innovation.

Chris will share SSE’s journey through wholesale Procurement transformation and talk about the next stage of the function’s evolution.