Karl McEneaney


Main procurement specialisms:

IT, BPO, HR, Marketing, Leadership, Transformation, Process Improvement


Companies previously worked for:

Capital One, Rolls-Royce (both Direct and Indirect), Wilko Retail


Most senior role held:

Head of Procurement


Greatest achievements in Procurement:

1. Transformation of a team from a reactive contracting shop to a proactive and influential business partner

2. Leading a major outsourcing programme (multiple work streams such as data centre, payroll call centre, etc.) which helped maintain a business through recession

3. Helping a previously overlooked IT function transform its infrastructure; automating processes and decision making, and transforming the customer engagement model


Best procurement advice I’ve been given:

Understand the needs of others (stakeholders and suppliers) and put them above your own ideas of success

Procurement advice I’d give:

Seek first to understand, keep things simple, relevant and proportionate

What I wish I’d known:

How Procurement is perceived, outside of Procurement


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