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Supporting clients who require specialist procurement expertise, we utilise our ‘Sourcing2Supervision ’ model, delivering end-to-end sourcing activity suited to complex or high risk procurement projects.
Our specialists work closely with stakeholders; to determine the project scope, objectives and key success criteria, before going out to market to identify suitable suppliers, negotiate favourable contract terms and ensure value for money.
Before completion of the project, activities including the development of an in-life handbook are used to support implementation and supplier management, to help build and maintain stronger relationships.
We review your supplier contracts and invoices to assess the fastest possible gains and mitigate risk in your organisation for the most significant impact. SMARTanalysis puts you in the driving seat of procurement so that you can you introduce small changes that deliver benefits and savings.
This solution is used by many of our clients to fund further investment, to deliver their organisation’s strategic programmes that support top-line growth and increase profits. SMARTanalysis puts you in control as you move from buying ‘stuff’ in an ad-hoc manner to a structured procurement approach; it further convinces your stakeholders about the true value of procurement as a profit improvement tool.
Novo-K can be an extension of your existing team, supporting your Procurement Office, leading on tenders or providing Supplier Management activities. Alternatively, we can be your outsourced procurement team, integrating into your organisation to provide specialist support and deliver savings. Whatever your procurement and buying needs, SMARTsupport is tailored for you, supporting the unique requirements of your organisation.
Our flexible resource can provide guidance on tools, templates and process, also working closely with your legal team to support your procurement projects. Our clients often utilise our project management capability to manage the delivery of key procurement programmes and projects.
SMARTset-up is your solution to ensure best practice procurement. Standardising and organising your procurement activities to ensure you maintain clarity and control over your buying strategies, giving senior leadership confidence that the necessary controls are in place.
Our specialist team build a tailored Procurement Office on your existing environment. This includes a centralised repository for all contractual documentation, supplier risk register and procurement guidance; this in turn supports your adherence to industry and government regulations. Implementation and training of our end-to-end procurement process ‘Sourcing2Supervision ‘, builds in-house knowledge and expertise, which we can then support and manage as your Procurement Business Partner.
Our programme starts with the classification and normalisation of your tail spend data. We review and present the output, highlighting the opportunities to save money and find the efficiencies to support more informed business decisions. Our team of procurement specialists, working with your key stakeholders, will contact your supply base and deliver the agreed approach.
We offer a range of courses designed by Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) qualified trainers. We deliver these to businesses wanting to roll out or introduce procurement into their organisation, where they are looking to standardise and up-skill their procurement function or buyers to support their longer term ambitions.
SMARTtraining delivers in-house and individual training courses, from initial principles and best practice, through to negotiation skills and the tendering process. Your team will understand the value of SMARTprocurement and the opportunity it will bring by building their personal procurement expertise and in turn realise the savings you need.
In-depth analysis of your organisation, building a procurement strategy tailored to support your objectives and values. We deep dive supplier data and key contracts to understand opportunities to save money, improve efficiencies, highlight and mitigate risk. We leverage our own expertise and those of our partners to recommend opportunities for efficiency improvements, savings and best practice.
SMARTdiscovery offers increased clarity and focus to support the delivery of your strategic objectives, increased efficiencies to realise significant savings, build strategic relationships with suppliers to encourage innovation and provide confidence to stakeholders and supporters that the necessary controls are in place. SMARTdiscovery is the most meaningful way to identify the impact of procurement on your organisation and the resulting recommendations make it clear the changes to make this happen.
Jane Noad. Programme Director. @JaneNoad
Passionate About: Bringing procurement solutions to life and seeing the impact they have when delivered. My whole career has been about making projects a reality and I get a real buzz from seeing the results publicly.
Enjoys: Travelling as much as I can with the family. Either in the motorhome across the UK or bigger trips to US and beyond. I’ve recently taken up cross stitching. I’ve always sewn and made my own curtains, blinds but decided to take up cross stitch as it’s more portable. Instead of idling on my phone when I have 5 mins free, I do a bit of stitching!