Jim is Director of Procurement at the BBC, responsible for the external spend of £1.5 billion p.a. on goods and services, including outsourced services contracts such as Transmission, TV Licensing and Audience Services. In addition to buying in goods and services, Jim also co-ordinates the contract management activity governing the BBC’s major contracts and ensures best practice relationship management in the delivery of these contracts throughout their lifecycle.
He is currently responsible for delivering major savings initiatives in the BBC to support the BBC’s funding challenges over the next licence fee period.
Jim has been in various roles in procurement and contract management within the BBC and works closely with senior business managers across the organisation. Before joining the BBC he spent most of his career in a number of Government Departments, including the Cabinet Office and Department of the Environment.
In October 2012 he received the award for “In-house outsourcing professional of the year” from the National Outsourcing Association and currently serves as the Chairman of the now Global Sourcing Association.