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Jayne Thorn

Head of Category Management Services - Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium

Jayne is a specialist in Corporate and Professional Services with expertise in public procurement, category management, tendering and contract management. She brings 20 years of experience from the private and public sectors, from a wide range of industries including food, pharmaceuticals, ICT and luxury goods.   She has also worked in procurement for a number of categories including IT, marketing and communications, manufacturing, and all aspects of facilities management and indirect procurement.

Jayne is responsible for leading the Category Management Team and working with the Head of Procurement Services to ensure delivery of the category management plan and organisational strategy.   Jayne leads on SUPC’s work in the field of responsible procurement and she is responsible for ensuring our policies fully reflect SUPC’s commitment to sustainability, responsible procurement and social value.