Jim is Director of Procurement at the BBC, responsible for the external spend of £1.5 billion pa on goods and services, including outsourced services contracts such as Transmission, TV Licensing and Technology. 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 a major savings initiative in the BBC to support the 20% cuts to BBC funding over the next five years. He was previously Head of Strategic Contracts at the BBC negotiating major contracts, the last one being the studio facilities for the BBC’s new location at Salford. Jim has been with the BBC for 15 years in various roles in procurement and contract management 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.