Patel leaves Accenture to become buyingTeam commercial director

26 January 2011

26 January 2011 | Angeline Albert

Business outsourcing firm buyingTeam has hired Accenture’s former director in charge of procurement services.

Vinny Patel was appointed commercial director of buyingTeam, which provides procurement outsourcing, on 4 January.

In his newly created position, Patel will be responsible for developing procurement strategies for buyingTeam’s clients, which include British Airways, National Grid and Morrisons.

At Accenture, Patel had sales responsibilities including procurement outsourcing. He has 20 years’ experience in procurement. He worked at SmithKline Beecham as European category manager for facilities management. He has also managed the marketing category for the region at the pharmaceutical company.

The procurement specialist also worked as contracts manager for the London Underground, where he was responsible for maintenance contracts on the central line.

Patel said: “Clients find themselves in procurement difficulties and it is my job to help them improve their operational capability by providing procurement solutions. I am very excited to be part of buyingTeam's continued success and expansion."

BuyingTeam has grown by 25 per cent annually for more than five years.

Matthew Eatough, buyingTeam CEO, said: "Vinny brings a wealth of experience across all areas of procurement and associated processes that will be highly valuable to us in defining more innovative solutions for our clients’ requirements."


LATEST
JOBS
Swindon, Wiltshire
upto £40K base (+ Paid overtime and corporate benefits)
Honda Manufacturing Ltd
Kew gardens, Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£37,000 - £42,500 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
SEARCH JOBS
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates
GO TO CIPS KNOWLEDGE