Channel 4 creates head of procurement role

29 November 2010

29 November 2010 | Angeline Albert 

Barclays Bank’s strategic sourcing manager Jaime Hamilton will become head of procurement at Channel 4 from 6 December.

In the newly created role, she will set up an in-house procurement team at the television broadcasting group.

Hamilton has worked for Barclays for the past three years and was responsible for £500 million spend. Among her achievements was the restructuring of the company’s commercial model with a marketing print provider to achieve savings of £2.2 million without going to market.

She was senior procurement consultant at IBM Business Consultancy Services between 2005 and 2007 and BAA’s supply chain manager for marketing from 2004 to 2005.

She has won a top performance award on more than one occasion at both Barclays and IBM.

Between 2002 and 2004 Hamilton was the BBC’s marketing procurement specialist, creating the first marketing procurement presence across the corporation.

At the BBC she made initial savings of 20 per cent on advertising spend of £4.5 million and went on to redefine procurement strategies to achieve more value. Working with senior marketing management, Hamilton redefined contractual terms with market research agencies to include key procurement issues and brought a cost reduction of 15 per cent on £5 million.

She began her career as a graduate trainee at the procurement recruitment consultancy Value Connect in 2000.

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