I head vendor management for UK Retail & Business Banking (UKRBB) at Barclays, reporting to the UKRBB chief operating officer. I am responsible for the service and supplier management of more than £500 million of annual supplier spend and look after the critical, operational suppliers that support the bank.
Sourcing and supplier management functions play in a similar space. In some organisations both sit in procurement, but I’m a firm believer the business should be accountable for managing its own suppliers post contract. There are also some suppliers it makes sense to manage centrally, such as group wide technology and telecoms suppliers. (more…)