Oculus Procurement recognise that different clients have different priorities at different times. As such, we offer a range of procurement services to suit the needs of all businesses. During the initial procurement consultation, we will work with the client to agree an approach to deliver the maximum value to the organisation.
Most clients engage Oculus Procurement for the implementation of cost and governance controls, the management of end to end tender processes, leading the implementation of contracts and providing post contract supplier management support.
Achieving sustainable cost reductions, driving innovation and significantly improving supplier service levels is at the heart of everything we do.
Cost Reduction Programmes
With over 40 years of combined procurement experience, the team have consistently delivered significant cost savings across a range of category spend areas.
The Oculus approach brings a streamlined yet thorough approach which would establish quick-win and strategic opportunities within your supply-chain.
The experience of the Oculus team allows us to deploy a best practice procurement approach across a complete range of direct and indirect spend categories ensuring it is delivered at-pace whilst being pragmatic and making the best use of your time.
Typically, expenditure reviews can achieve cost savings of 15%-20% to the client but savings of up to 50% have also been delivered without impacting on quality.
These figures don’t include the added benefits realised through service improvements, innovations and risk mitigation.
Organisations are increasingly seeing the value that strong procurement practices can provide; however, many organisations view procurement as a transactional ‘cost killer’, rather than a strategic function.
Oculus has demonstrable experience of assessing and developing procurement teams and practices, using our proprietary methodology, addressing:
- Developing a procurement vision and strategy.
- Undertaking a procurement maturity and team skill-gap assessment.
- Redeveloping or creating a new procurement team as appropriate. Including the development of new team role profiles.
- Creation of procurement governance and controls.
- Development of procurement ‘toolkits’ to drive a standardised and efficient way of working that promotes transparency and collaboration.
- Embedding the new ways of working.
Procurement Project Support
Procurement, by its very nature, is cyclical. Workload, demands, and complexity can rise to peaks and fall into troughs.
The experience of our team enables us to support targeted and specific projects where you may require very focussed procurement expertise over a short period.
Typically, clients who engage us in this way are undergoing significant periods of change, or unplanned resource challenges, where support is needed in (for example);
- Procurement project management
- One-off sourcing projects (capital investments for instance)
- Mergers and acquisition
- Contract drafting
- Supplier improvement programmes
How Can We Help?
If you would like to make contact with us to have an initial conversation/meeting please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be delighted to hear from you.
The business has extensive consultancy experience which when combined with the focus, passion and the drive of the Directors makes Oculus a specialist in their field who consistently deliver significant and sustainable cost savings.Stuart Knight — Northern Sales Manager The Senator Group
By engaging Oculus Procurement to conduct a holistic review we were able to develop a coherent corporate strategy across our service portfolio that took advantage of our growing market position – Through their professional and methodical practices we were able to reduce the number of suppliers and develop win-win commercial arrangements with key supplier partners.Colin Wilson — CEO Simply Solutions Europe
Another great piece of work completed by our procurement partners - Oculus Procurement. Acquisition of a new managed print fleet whilst also reducing costs by 50%. Well done and thanks to all.Steve Baxter — CIO Furness Building Society
I have worked with the team for 3 years now and have been impressed with their passion and drive for ensuring the best financial results for their business. The consultative, yet hands-on, approach undertaken by the people at Oculus in conjunction with the significant savings this consultancy should deliver makes the decision to engage with Oculus a positive one for a businessStuart Dugdill — Divisional Director Howden Group UK Limited
Oculus' approach from the start was incredibly refreshing; these are very high calibre and experienced procurement professionals who deliver their service with real passion and commitment in a results driven way. I have no hesitation in recommending Oculus to any business looking for procurement support and Lyceum are now looking at further engaging Oculus in our wider portfolio of investments.Mark Rogerson — Partner Lyceum Capital
Having worked with the team at Oculus for in excess of 10 years I have found them to be extremely passionate about the work they undertake, professional and commercially focused in their approach, but most importantly they achieve fantastic results in terms of price and service from suppliers.Carl Edwards — Director Griffiths & Armour Insurance Brokers