Mike Pearce

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Specialist Area Lead (Ambulance Trusts)
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Mike is Head of Procurement at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust- a  large Ambulance Trust in the South West. He is the Specialist Area Lead (Ambulance Trusts).

Mike is an extremely competent procurement professional with more than 30 years’ experience gained within various sectors both public and private. Currently working at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust where he has have overall responsibility for a non-pay spend of 65M with a diverse spend across a broad range of goods and services, including IT and consumables, Fleet, Estates, Logistics and HR/Training.

Since taking on the role, he has been leading and managing the change of a team predominantly engaged in order processing to a team of procurement specialists working collaboratively internally/externally to achieve value for money. Mike has additionally successfully restructured the procurement function around the category management concept and continues to increase the skills of the team.

In this role Mike liaises with a plethora of internal and external stakeholders, suppliers, manufacturers, auditors and service providers and represents the Trust at the National Ambulance Strategic Heads of Procurement Group, Partners in Procurement, Devon & Cornwall Procurement Partnership and Devon & Cornwall Business Council.

Mike is a highly motivated individual always looking to encounter new challenges and expand his knowledge. He is technically strong and has an excellent working knowledge of developing procurement strategies, EU procurement regulations, category management; spend analysis, supplier and contract management.

Mike has a positive, outgoing and enthusiastic personality with which he works to unite his team in a common purpose.