Barry Donovan

Barry Donovan

Client Relationship Manager, Project Specialist: Procurement Capability, Purchase to Pay and Travel

Barry Donovan has over 35 years’ experience of delivering enterprise-wide procurement improvement. His expertise took him from Reuters to the Office of Government Commerce and from Carphone Warehouse to the Lloyds Banking Group, prior to joining ERA. Based upon this long practical experience Barry has developed an effective set of ‘reference’ points for any organisation looking to develop , design or improve its Procurement capability. Barry has been an early innovator and implementor of Purchase to Pay systems to aid process development

Barry has also helped establish and optimise Travel Management programmes for top organisations to ensure best value for the business and the highest duty of care for travellers. Coupled with an extensive knowledge of the Travel market he is now able to manage travel programmes for ERA clients and has delivered very attractive cost savings.

Where can having a discussion with Barry help?

Board Room
> Cost savings & Targets
> Centralising Procurement
> Centralising Finance
> Procurement Organsiation design
> Strategy reviews
> Healthchecks

Finance Dept.
> Reducing Invoice backlogs
> Improving Payment performance
> Savings realization
> Cost Management
> Indirect spend solutions

Procurement Dept.
> Category Planning
> Reducing Suppliers
> Performance reviews
> Preferred Supplier programmes
> E-Auctions & eTendering
> Low Value/Tail Spend

Process & Systems
> Supplier Selection
> Setting the right project expectations
> Embedding Procurement across the organisation
> Change delivery

Relevant Experience:

    – Led the Global Procurement deployment in 90 countries for Reuters PLC. Centralisation of activities into 5 hubs. £100m savings on £700m of spend.
    – Established a centralized transactional procurement team across all Lloyds Banking Group activities. Approval of a £25m investment case to drive substantial improvement & compliance across all procurement activity. Over £1bn savings.
    – At Carphone Warehouse conducted a pan European capability review and a subsequently set up a -purchasing hub set up. Over £10m of savings achieved.
    – Responsibility for developing and deploying e-Procurement, e-Sourcing and e-Auction technologies across Central HM Government and Local Government with cross platform IT systems.
    – Created a common sourcing process for use as a core business methodology at Serco Plc.