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24 March 2012 | Rebecca Ellinor
Optimum Procurement has clinched a co-sourcing deal with Everton Football Club to help it with all non-playing related purchasing.
The business announced yesterday that it had won the deal, believed to be the first co-sourcing arrangement in Premiership football, which will run until 2015. Under the contract, Optimum will work closely with staff at Everton to help them reduce costs, improve sourcing efficiency and update internal processes.
Chief executive of Everton Robert Elstone, said: “Everton’s history shows that we are often first to implement new ideas and thinking both on and off the pitch. This co-sourcing initiative with Optimum Procurement reinforces our determination to continue that trend and enhance our procurement capability and supply market leverage with a leading procurement service provider.”
Optimum told SM it has already begun work on a cross-section of categories including vehicles and transportation, lounge refurbishments at the stadium, media screens, mobiles, utilities and workwear.
The deal is expected to flex according to need as it assists with the non-playing related spend of the club which has a £82 million turnover.
Optimum chief executive Peter Rushton said the company was delighted to be working with one of biggest names in the history of the game.
As reported by SM, Lancashire County Cricket Club outsourced purchasing activities to Optimum late last year in a three-year deal to manage at least £43 million spend.