Mark Gill

Commercial Director, Northumbria University (Xoomworks)

Mark has worked in the Higher Education sector for the past two years as Commercial Director at Northumbria University, with responsibility for procurement, purchasing and payments, as well as other commercial income generative activities outside of the Procurement arena. Having successfully implemented a P2P solution within the University in early 2017 resulting in greater visibility across the purchase to pay value chain, focus has now turned to continuous improvement across areas of process efficiency, approval mandates and contract/ supplier performance management. Prior to this role, Mark undertook a number of strategic, business development and operational roles within the private sector, across financial services and manufacturing industries.

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.