Chris Platts

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

Chris leads the Procurement Operations team at Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), comprising 80 people, servicing 7 distinct business units with an annual spend of £3bn. Chris was recruited into SSE to lead the Procurement Transformation Programme in 2015, which ran until 2018.

Having transformed the function, Chris is now focusing on Sustainable Procurement, Social Value and Digital. Chris has worked in various Procurement and Supply Chain roles at SSE, Accenture, DHL Supply Chain and United Utilities.


Session Details

Procurement Transformation – A Case Study from SSE

SSE recently ran a Procurement Transformation Programme in order to become a World Class Procurement function to support the group’s business plans. This seminar will step through the approach taken and aim to be a useful guide for anyone considering a large change programme.

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Understand the approach and lessons learnt in undertaking a large scale change programme
  • Look into a useful case study from a FTSE 30 utility company