Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Tutors
Oxford College of Procurement and Supply has brought together a team of CIPS training specialists to guide you through your courses and exams.
Sandra has been an examiner with both CIM and CIPS for a number of years. She has also lectured on a part-time basis for over 20 years on a range of professional business courses.
In addition, Sandra is a part-time university lecturer at both undergraduate and post graduate level. Sandra has worked extensively in both the public and the private sectors in both marketing and procurement roles.
David has been an experienced contracts and procurement practitioner for over 30 years. In terms of procurement, he started with British Gas where he let and carried out contract management on a whole range of projects. In particular, he worked on the Rough Enhancement and Interconnector Pipeline Oil and Gas projects. The total value of contract he dealt with being 30million pound. David then had a range of procurement and consultancy positions in Local Government and the Fire Service. One highlight being that he worked for the IDeA as Principal Procurement Consultant advising local authorities to improve its procurement practices in line with the National Procurement Strategy and the Gershon agenda. He has also worked for a number of year for Fire Buy, the national procurement service of the Fire Service, placing a number of high profile framework agreements.
Over the past few years, David has been in the short term consultancy for the North Somerset Council. Wiltshire Council, University of Bath, NHS, Leicester City Council.
David gained his MCIPS qualification in 1991 by the examination route and became a qualified teacher with the City and Guilds 7307 qualification in 1998 and has taught a range of procurement programmes at UK College and developed and delivered contract management programmes throughout the world. He is an expert in the public sector sustainable procurement and developed an e-learning module ‘Passport to Procurement’. David is PRINCE Foundation qualified and is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and a former examiner. His is currently teaching CIPS at all levels in South Leicestershire and Level 4 at West Notts College. He is being used as an ad hoc trainer at Crown Agents, in addition to his work with the Oxford College of Procurement and Supply.
Jane Lubbock is a highly regarded senior manager and procurement expert, commercial focus on sustainable savings and improvements. Public Procurement Regulations, outsourcing and OJEU expert. Jane led and managed service re design transformation across multiple services introducing new processes and exploiting technology to deliver savings and improvements.
Jane developed collaboration opportunities and designed and marketed services to maximize and exploit commercial potential from new business opportunities and creating positive partnership working.
Jack combines 30 years’ business experience in the real world with 15 years’ teaching experience on professional business qualifications including procurement, project management and marketing. This rounded experience means that students don’t learn a subject via a silo approach but can instead see the wider, practical applications of what they are learning and can see how it fits into the wider picture of the organisation.
Prior to a focus on teaching and consultancy, Jack worked for large organisations including the Halifax but also has experience of working with smaller businesses from both a training perspective and on a consultancy and project management basis. This also helps bring a rounded perspective of the different challenges and opportunities faced by large and small organisations, both national and local.
David Santhouse is an Aston MBA and Transport BSC(Honours) degree educated and highly experienced Supply Chain professional, having worked in consultancy, retail and third party logistics. For a number of years he has been a self-employed supply chain consultant, working for organisations such as Tesco, BOC, Jaeger, Menzies Distribution, DSG and Frontline. He was Supply Chain Director for a medium-sized distributor, and previous employers include TDG, B&Q, Thorn Europe and Logistics Consulting Partners. He is a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner. He has lectured on the CILT’s Certificate course and trains and assesses for CIPS and CILT.
He has worked in the UK, across Europe, Canada, South Africa, the UAE and Hong Kong. He has over twenty five years’ experience managing supply chains, procurement, analyzing operations, developing and implementing strategies and delivering service improvements and cost savings to a variety of companies in Retail, FMCG, Public Sector, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Paper, Transport, and Distribution. Experienced in inventory management, fulfillment, supplier management, e-auctions, process re-engineering, service centre operations, business continuity, ITT processes, simulation, transport modeling, warehouse layouts, distribution operations, contract negotiation, project management, supply chain strategies, outsourcing and benchmarking. He is a confident, self-motivated individual with proven ability to work at all levels in an organization, from strategy to implementation.
Fiona Wood has been a member of CIPS for more than 20 years and was awarded her fellowship (FCIPS) in 2012. Fiona completed her CIPS studies via the exam route early in her career.
Currently Fiona leads a team of school based business educators covering Economics and Business Studies at GCSE and A-level. Prior to teaching, Fiona worked in procurement, both in directs and indirects for many High Street brand organisations including Staples Office Superstore, Debenhams, Top Man and the Sears Clothing Group. Most recently Fiona created and lead a highly professional procurement team at Yell, the consumer directory business. Fiona has experience of leading new procurement operations as well as developing and executing transition plans for teams moving into new business units. Fiona pioneered the supplier communications programme and supplier awards programme within the Yell group, demonstrating her passion for supplier engagement and how this can drive significant benefits for both buyers and sellers.
Fiona is a graduate of Surrey University and was awarded an MBA in 2001 for studies into business innovation and change.
Fiona is a passionate believer in the benefits of education and works with OxCom as Course Level Manager to support CIPS students in their studies.
Tony Harris MCIPS
With over thirty years experience in supply network management and development, Tony Harris has been providing training and consultancy to procurement departments and supply chains in blue chip companies throughout the U.K. and internationally as well as public sector organisations including central and local government authorities and the NHS.
From strategic purchasing, supplier improvement programmes, contract negotiations, centralisation initiatives through to I.T. implementation projects, Tony is a firm believer in a Total Supply Network Management approach to business management.
An experienced practitioner, knowledgeable consultant and enthusiastic tutor, Tony turned his hand to training and development in the early nineties devoting a period of time as Development Manager for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. His articles in Supply Management magazine are often quoted by his peers.
His record includes training and developing professionals for international companies throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, the UAE and USA.
As well as supply chains and networks, he focuses on training key management abilities including inter-personal skills and change management.
Tony has developed an in-depth understanding of the educational needs of major corporate clients and this is reflected in his teaching style.
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