Outsource for success

Indirect spend can account for as much as 20% of spend for a company, yet in most organisations it’s either unsupported or at least under supported internally. This is often because it’s expensive to assemble a procurement team, while developing the expertise to manage it effectively is time consuming.

Very often, indirect procurement is left to execs that don’t necessarily understand how to get the best out of the indirect spend, despite best intentions. The result is spiralling costs, badly managed suppliers and fluctuating product quality.

It highlights the need for a structured and consistent approach to indirect procurement, and one that is in line with wider business strategy. To achieve that, organisations are increasingly outsourcing their indirect spend. It’s partly to get a handle on costs and quality, and partly to improve process, systems and procedure – things that have a significant impact on the business as a whole. When you outsource, you are not only hiring expertise, but you are hiring an approach, a set of processes and a set of systems that are designed to optimise a core aspect of your business.

When those are implemented, they have a far reaching effect on operations as whole. With costs rationalised and suppliers consolidated, your spend reduces. Relationships with existing suppliers improve because they’re managed better – thus increasing legal compliance and reducing risk. And with better suppliers and supplier relations, and with better managed spend, come improved efficiency, value and innovation. These all significantly enhance business process and performance.

Moreover, outsourcing frees your organisation to concentrate on the activities that it does best – its core function. To quote Peter Drucker: ‘A company should be engaged only in the front room activities that are core to supporting its business. Back room activities should be handed over to  other companies for whom these are front room activities.’ It makes a hell of a lot of sense.

At I-Tel, we specialise in Indirect Procurement. It’s our front room activity. We do it for companies in all sectors and of all sizes – and it works. Why? Because the approach is always the same – a partnership. We lead with data, secure savings and improve efficiency through automation – and that’s just in the first month. From there we work on constant refinement, to improve process, deliver value and ensure your procurement supports your long-term business strategy.

Want to put your procurement in the hands of experts? Drop us a line today and we’ll arrange a free, no obligation audit of your spend to get you going. Call on 029 2049 2111 or visit itelgroup.co.uk/contact to request a call back.

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Gareth has over 19 years’ experience in commercial procurement contract management across both public and private sector. Holding senior positions at the Ministry of Justice and Turner and Townsend Gareth has overseen several multi million-pound contracts.

Guiding I-Tel in best practice and sustainability while offering practical solutions to steer our procurement team towards red tape reduction and compliant, efficient services.

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Managing Director and founding partner at I-Tel Group. Mel has been instrumental in transforming the business from a start-up cartridge manufacturing facility to an innovative forward thinking procurement company.

With 15 years at the helm and in depth knowledge of I.T. infrastructure and data analysis I-Tel Group is today one of the latest key players in the indirect procurement space.

A co-founder from the outset Andy has headed the operations team for I-Tel group. An engineer by trade Andy has a vast experience in manufacturing, logistics and warehousing.

Overseeing the day to day complexities of our hybrid model and ensuring all the individual parts function to produce the seamless highly efficient business model we see today.

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in B2B sales in both the public and private sector and heads up our client services division. Overseeing high value public and private sector contracts Paul has in depth knowledge of the industry.

Key contact to senior management and C suite clients with a problem solving, customer service excellence ideology.

An impressive background with blue chip companies Dee is a former global B2B Commercial manager for Dyson. A proven track record in marketing and communications Dee is responsible for I-Tel’s client onboarding and messaging.

With huge experience in strategic international campaigns and working effectively in cross-functional teams Dee brings strong commercial acumen alongside an excellent ability to interact and influence at all levels.

James is a fellow of the institute of chartered accountants and has held senior positions with PwC and most recently Azets. He plays a pivotal role in providing financial direction and guidance for integrated solutions.

Experienced in dealing with group reorganisations, acquisitions and disposals and has significant experience of working with companies under UK GAAP, US GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Gareth is a qualified, senior commercial solicitor with 30 years’ experience. As counsel to the directors Gareth brings a wealth of experience to enhance I-Tel’s legal compliance and ensure supply chain legitimacy.

Overseeing all our commercial agreements and supporting the individual requirements of our clients, Gareth brings tremendous credibility to the whole organisation.

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