Iain is an award-winning technical procurement specialist with over 27 years’ experience covering both buyer and bidder sides of the procurement process. He has extensive experience of leading and managing complex, multi-£billion procurement projects, helping clients to undertake procurement exercises that are commercially minded and attractive to bidder organisations, whilst managing procurement risk exposure.
Iain has consulted on a wide range of high-profile audits of public procurements and uses this expertise to help clients to identify challenge risk areas and address them early in the procurement process.
Prior to establishing Beneffrey Consulting as an independent boutique procurement consultancy, Iain has previously led the strategic and operational functions of several high profile private and public sector organisations to CPO level, developing a proven track record of compliance, risk mitigation, cost savings and bid management.
Most recently from 2019-2023, Iain was Chief Procurement Services Officer at one of the UK’s top law firms where he established and managed a technical procurement practice area as a compliment to their existing Procurement Law practice working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary internal and external teams on some of the UK’s highest value and most complex procurement projects. In this role, Iain supported the Litigation practice area to conduct technical reviews of a wide range of hard and soft procurement challenges during litigation and pre-litigation.
Public Sector: Iain has substantial experience of public procurement at all levels, having advised on large scale projects across a number of sectors, including; civil nuclear, decommissioning, infrastructure, ICT, transport, education, healthcare, professional services and international aid.
Private Sector: Iain has led the strategic procurement functions of some of the largest and most recognisable brands internationally. During this time he developed extensive expertise of high-risk, high-value projects across a large range of sectors internationally, including; financial services, retail, defence, logistics, marketing, social care, wealth management, ICT utilities and publishing.
– Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (FCIPS)
– Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) (FCILT)
– Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI)
Procurement Director Procurement consultant Procurement professional Management consultant or business analyst Buyer or procurement officer Supply Chain Vocational and industrial trainer or instructor Purchasing manager and director
Procurement Procurement Strategy Bid / Tender Management Consulting Category Management Supply Chain Management Supplier Negotiations & Management Supplier management Preparing Tender & Contract Documentation Contract Tenders Tenders / Bids
Chief Procurement Services Officer (Partner Equivalent)
Jul 2019 - Apr 2023
Reporting to Senior Equity Partner and Head of Public Law, Iain established and developed the UK’s first combined ‘one-stop’ legal and quasi-legal procurement practice. Specialising in providing advice to clients on contentious, high-visibility and high-risk procurements to ensure their projects are commercially minded and attractive to bidder organisations, whilst managing procurement risk exposure. Client sectors: Central Government, defence, civil nuclear, decommissioning, infrastructure, ICT, transport, education, healthcare, professional services, engineering
Director of Procurement and Business Transformation
TMC Professional Ltd
May 2012 - Jun 2019
Iain established TMC Professional as a boutique procurement consultancy to provide quasi-legal consultancy support, advice and support to a wide range of private and public sector clients. Specialised in collaborative engagements with full-service UK law firms, and integrated multi-discipline ‘rainbow’ team projects. Client sectors: Civil nuclear, decommissioning, ICT, transport, education, professional services, engineering, financial services, retail, defence, logistics, marketing, social care, wealth management, utilities, publishing