Karen Moorhouse

Commercial Contract Manager and CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year nominee, City of London Corporation 

Karen has been working at the City of London Corporation for 3 years, originally as a Category Manager in the Corporate Services Team and more recently as a Commercial Contract Manager. Karen has been involved in the procurement and the management of business critical corporate contracts involving a wide range of diverse stakeholders and a changing political landscape. Armed with a range of experience in the Procurement lifecycle, her next focus is to review and deliver commercial opportunities in these times of innovation. Previous to this role Karen worked in Procurement Strategy and eProcurement.

Session Details

Diverse Stakeholders – The Procurement Journey

Variety is the spice of life and procurement is no different! A procurement journey tackling a world of very diverse stakeholder priorities and contract evolution of a historic London establishment.

This session will discuss the challenges faced when procuring for a new agency workers contract with high levels of off-contract spend, low supplier confidence, diverse needs and legislative changes.

By attending this session you will learn:

> Top tips to help you gain stakeholder buy-in
> A better understanding of the highs and lows of a corporate procurement
> Key lessons learned on a second-generation contract including how legislative changes impacted procurement