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David Jones

Indirect and IT procurement leader at John Lewis PLC

Reading, United Kingdom

I am a dynamic and target driven MCIPS qualified procurement leader with a high success rate in driving ambitious procurement strategies for leading global organisations e.g. John Lewis, Waitrose, Thames Water, Efficio, Yell and Vodafone.

I have the proven ability to move to any industry and size, bringing my experience from a range of sectors such as telecoms, retail, media, consultancy and utilities.

I have led teams delivering multi year commercial strategies in all areas of indirect spend including IT, Marketing, HR, property, professional services, travel (covering several hundred million pounds of spend). My passion is technology procurement as I love the pace of change and constant innovation.

I have a track record of engaging teams and improving delivery performance. I am experienced in working at board level - providing leadership, clear commercial strategy, and collaboration - as well as on a global scale

Specialities
>Building strategic category plans to address hundreds of millions of spend
>IT / technology sourcing including : outsourcing, managed services, software, hardware, professional services, implementation, EUC and telecoms
>Indirect procurement including : HR, FM, marketing, travel, consultancy, property and professional services.
>Category management
>Building pragmatic policies, systems and processes
>Risk management and governance
>Team and function development
>Major deal negotiation (advanced GAP training)
>Outsourcing and offshoring
>Contracts + terms and conditions
>Dispute resolution
>Supplier relationship management frameworks
>GDPR, data protection and compliance
>Systems including Coupa end to end implementation

Outside of work I love family life ferrying my kids to various activities. I am the treasurer of a local charity which is focussed on saving tiny lives. I also volunteer at Beavers, enjoy exercising and seeing friends.

Always interested in expanding my network - please do send me an invite.

David Jones Points
Academic 0
Author 23
Influencer 9
Speaker 37
Entrepreneur 0
Total 69

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Procurement
Theatre: UK
Media Experience: None

Areas of Expertise

Analytics
Big Data
Change Management
COVID19
Digital Transformation 30.25
Emerging Technology
ERP
Leadership 30.22
Legal and IP
Management 30.05
Procurement 33.45
Retail 30.13
Supply Chain 32.20
Sustainability 31.03
Health and Wellness 30.09
Startups 30.33
Blockchain 30.45
CSR 32.94
Risk Management 30.13
Business Strategy 30.42

Industry Experience

Consumer Products
High Tech & Electronics
Media
Other
Retail
Telecommunications
Utilities

Publications

17 Article/Blogs
Career reputation
Linked IN
January 17, 2022

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Tags: Supply Chain, Sustainability

What comes next for Procurement
Linked in
January 07, 2022
Article about the future trends in procurement and what comes next

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Tags: Risk Management, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Procurement in 2030
Linked in
January 13, 2021
Future of procurement

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Procurement

Future of procurement
Linked in
January 06, 2021
Interview with procurement heads

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Procurement

2030 procurement
Linked in
October 21, 2020
Predictions for procurement between 2020 and 2030

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Building a powerful profile on LinkedIn
Linked in
September 07, 2020

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Outsourcing mistakes
World of procurement
August 12, 2020
Article for world of procurement

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Procurement and Brexit
Linked In
July 21, 2020
Article discussing procurement preparations for Brexit

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Management

Dyslexia - career and home school
LinkedIn
June 24, 2020
Helping daughter and my career

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership, Health and Wellness

Retail welcome back
Linked In
June 15, 2020
Retail in the UK was closed and this post was to welcome them back

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Tags: Procurement, Retail

Dont be burnt by SAAS
Linked In
April 28, 2020
Having worked in procurement for a while now and specialising in technology procurement, I have had the pleasure of seeing my fair share of deal cycles. This includes, at a guess, leading or overseeing over 1,000 deals in my time (scary thought!).

The pressure will undoubtedly mount to conclude a deal. Driven both from the supplier perspective to secure the revenue and from your own business to start enjoying the benefits from the investment you are about to make.

It is sometimes the case that there is pressure to overlook or underestimate the following areas and rush to start implementing.

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Tags: Procurement

Procurement in the spotlight - leadership reflections
Linked In
April 28, 2020
As I described in my earlier article (link at end of page), Covid-19 has created the opportunity for procurement to step up like never before.

Now that we are six weeks in, here are the four key areas I feel we should all reflect on in our own roles and organisations.

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Tags: Procurement

Bringing procurement into the modern era
Linked In
April 08, 2020
Making the case for digital investment in procurement.

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Tags: Procurement

6 outsourcing mistakes and how to avoid them
Linked In
April 08, 2020
My guidance on how to avoid mistakes in outsourcing

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Tags: Procurement

Avoiding outsourcing failure part 2
Linked In
April 08, 2020
Implementing supplier relationship management frameworks

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Tags: Procurement

CPO leadership event - trends in procurement
Linked In
April 08, 2020
CPO leadership event

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Tags: Procurement

Coronavirus & procurement leadership
Linked In
April 01, 2020
The opportunity for procurement to step up and show leadership during Corona Virus

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Tags: Procurement

1 Keynote
Proctopus Christmas Party
Linked in
December 10, 2020
Organised party for over 170 people from all over the world!!!

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

3 Media Interviews
Cips interview
Cips
April 06, 2021

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, CSR

Future of procurement talk
Spend matters
February 17, 2021
Interview on the future of procurement

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Future of procurement
Linked in
January 06, 2021
Interview with procurement heads

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Procurement

1 Miscellaneous
Video about online meeting
Linked IN
February 04, 2022

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain

4 Miscellaneouss
What sales teams should quit
Linked IN
February 04, 2022

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain

What procurement should quit
Linked IN
February 01, 2022

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain

The best in procurement know what to quit
Linked IN
January 17, 2022

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Tags: Supply Chain, Sustainability

Tips for people early in their career
Linked IN
January 11, 2022

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Tags: Supply Chain, Sustainability

3 Panels
Procmeet Linked In Event
Linked in
February 03, 2022

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Tags: Supply Chain, Business Strategy, CSR

Procurement digitisation
Talent Talk
July 31, 2020
Appeared on panel discussion about digitisation in procurement.

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Tags: Blockchain, Procurement, Supply Chain

GEP procurement outlook 2020 panel discussion
GEP
March 04, 2020
I was invited to attend a procurement director panel discussion

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain, Sustainability

1 Podcast
Procurement digitisation
Talent Talk
July 31, 2020
Appeared on panel discussion about digitisation in procurement.

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Tags: Blockchain, Procurement, Supply Chain

4 Speaking Engagements
2030 what comes next
You Tube
February 03, 2022

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain

Proclive - Proactive in Procurement
You Tube
November 25, 2021

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Supply Chain

Proclive -
You Tube
November 25, 2021

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Supply Chain

Future of procurement
E World
March 04, 2021
Talk at eworld Procurement Conference

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

4 Webinars
Procmeet Linked In Event
Linked in
December 08, 2021
Delivered a webinar on sustainable procurement.

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Supply Chain

World of procurement
World of procurement
December 09, 2020
Catch up with Daniel Barnes

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Proc meet round table
Zoom
July 17, 2020
Procurement networking meeting for 50 people from over 12 countries round the world

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

#procmeet - global conference
Zoom
July 02, 2020
Arranged global conference call including 50 attendees from 17 countries

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Tags: Startups, Supply Chain, Procurement

1 Whitepaper
Thames Water procurement case study
Efficio
June 19, 2014
Case study of the award winning procurement function at Thames Water

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

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