Jim Hemmington

Director of Procurement, BBC

Jim is Director of Procurement at the BBC, responsible for the external spend of £1.5 billion p.a. on goods and services, including outsourced services contracts such as Transmission, TV Licensing and Audience Services.   In addition to buying in goods and services, Jim also co-ordinates the contract management activity governing the BBC’s major contracts and ensures best practice relationship management in the delivery of these contracts throughout their lifecycle.

He is currently responsible for delivering major savings initiatives in the BBC to support the BBC’s funding challenges, as well as driving the sustainability agenda.

Jim has been in various roles in procurement and contract management within the BBC and works closely with senior business managers across the organisation.  Before joining the BBC he spent most of his career in a number of Government Departments, including the Cabinet Office and Department of the Environment.

He has previously received the award for “In-house outsourcing professional of the year” from the National Outsourcing Association and is a previous Chair of the now Global Sourcing Association.

Session Details

Procurement: How Should the Function Evolve?

The session will consider how procurement teams might evolve to deal with, and deliver, the future challenges of their organisations. What will be the priorities? What skills will be required, and what will secure the future of the function as a primary professional service?

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Understanding broader opportunities for procurement professional
  • Keeping the function aligned to the dynamic business and environmental changes ahead
  • How to stay agile and adapt



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