Harry Hans

Senior Category Manager – IT, N Brown Group Plc

Harry Hans is currently a Senior Category Manager within the IT Category at one of the UK’s leading digital online fashion retailers N Brown Group Plc, who own brands such as JD Williams, Jacamo and Simply Be.

He joined N Brown in February 2016 having previously worked in the public sector for The Guinness Partnership and Great Places Housing Group. Since joining N Brown Harry has specialised within the IT Category and worked with in areas such as Hosting, Networks & Connectivity, Desktops/End User Computing and Applications & Support.

The scope of Harry’s current role includes leading strategic procurement projects, managing BAU activities, providing guidance and support to business stakeholders and providing market intelligence. Some of the key contracts he has executed include:

  • The delivery of a new Security Operations Centre
  • N Brown’s first Mobile App
  • Overhaul of N Brown’s workplace equipment (Microsoft licensing and new end user devices)
  • Delivering an improved customer experience through a new Multi-Channel Customer Contact Centre Solution


Session Details

The Role of Procurement in Cyber Security – Procuring a 24×7 Security Operations Centre

£1 in every £5 is earned over the internet by UK businesses and some 81% of large firms and 60% of small companies have reported a cyber breach.

This session will take you through the procurement of a 24×7 Security Operations Centre for an online retailer and the increasing need for procurement to support businesses against cyber crime.

Benefits of attending this session include:

> Learn about the importance of protecting against cyber crime
> Learn about the role procurement can play in supporting the business against cyber crime
> Using a case study, walkthrough the end to end procurement of a 24×7 Security Operations Centre