Procurement plays a critical role in navigating the business to achieve sustainable success. Teams are constantly being challenged to adapt to worldwide impacts and current events in a strategic, innovative, and efficient way. Therefore, It is essential that procurement leaders adopt innovative and impactful technologies to help ensure efficiency at scale and drive smarter and faster results for the business. Access a recording of the first installment of the Procurement Matters: Sourcing Success Series in London where attendees learned from industry expert’s shared experiences, best practices, and recommendations for establishing procurement as a strategic adviser to the business through increased visibility, efficiency and automation.
Nick Wright is bp’s digital and innovation sourcing director, having spent eight years with the company. Nick is responsible for directing professionals across multiple markets to deliver technology deals with around a billion dollars in digital spend. He heads up the digital & innovation sourcing team, who are deal specialists for digital technologies (Blockchain, IoT, Cloud Services, Cyber, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Automation, Robotics etc) across bp and are responsible for the way in which bp approaches the market and secures supply in this space. Nick has always been keen on understanding the nuances of supplier performance, having previously worked with First Data Corporation and Wordplay as a supplier performance manager. and lent his expertise to Barclays and Transport for London (TfL). He has a degree in Combined Science (Computer Science and Biology) from Nottingham Trent University and was a member of the IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) UK and Ireland chapter’s leadership team.
Ben joined Fairmarkit in November 2021. He heads up customer success operations in Europe. Ben has over 15 years of procurement expertise, occupying technical and business roles within a varied array of different industries. Previous to Fairmarkit was at Coupa Software where he managed Middle East and South Africa in a customer success capacity