Company: Anglian Water
Job title: Head of direct procurement
Karen Thompson is the head of direct procurement with Anglian Water Services Ltd. An approachable and driven individual, Karen is no stranger to procurement having spent 20 years in a number of roles within the profession and became a full CIPS graduate member in 2005. Karen helps Anglian Water Services Ltd to drive value through the complete procurement process. She is keenly focused on enabling the business to make the right decisions by delivering solid category strategies and realising the value through contract management and SRM initiatives. Karen’s current focus is ‘direct procurement for customers’ as part of PR19.This is new element of the business plans for the water industry. A key difference for this new direction is that under a direct procurement arrangement, the service provider is competing to provide finance as well as construction and potentially operation of the project.
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day: 27 January 2020