Alex Lawrence, Assistant Category Specialist, Procurement, University of Derby
At just 22, Alex Lawrence is making impressive inroads into a procurement career. He started in the accounts department at the University of Derby after he left school, before becoming a procurement apprentice. Recently he has been promoted to assistant category specialist. He has extended his knowledge and practical application of EU and UK procurement regulations by training, managing and evaluating tenders and improving his stakeholder and supplier management. He is also the subject matter expert on the University's new Oracle finance system and is part of the team that are instrumental in ongoing enhancement.
Talking to B News, Alex explains how he came to the role and what he wished he'd known as a school leaver.