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Senior Contracts & Procurement Officer

Tel: 0161 974 0945

Email: k.blackburn@thecpc.ac.uk

What my job role is:

Working as part of the contracting team providing support to member institutions. Setting up new frameworks adhering to EU regulations. Managing and monitoring a portfolio of frameworks using our internal contract management procedures and being the main point of contact for suppliers.

What I'm professionally passionate about:

Providing guidance and support to members, assisting them to use our frameworks in the correct way and, helping them obtain value for money.

What previous experiences I have that link in with my current role:

I’ve previously worked within the Finance Department at the University of Salford. For the past nine years I’ve worked at CPC in various roles so I understand the business and FE sector well.

My inspiration and motivation:

When I receive positive feedback from members and suppliers. It’s nice knowing that the work we do is valued.

How would I describe myself in three words?

Reliable, enthusiastic and honest.