Following the introduction of our latest division, Vendor Management Solutions (VMS), Smart Solutions welcomed Paul Lockett into the role of Contract Director in late-2020. The development of our unique vendor management solution was a core focus for Smart when rounding off last year, and as we enter the New Year we are extremely excited about the opportunities that this new division and the appointment of Paul Lockett affords our company.
Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and is an experienced relationship management professional, having over 10 years’ of experience managing client relationships across the UK in the neutral and master vend arena. His experience will assist the already existing VMS team in developing partnerships with our clients and our drive to create a mutually beneficial relationship.
A core value of Smart Solutions is to build partnerships with our clients where we become an integral part of their business, assisting in improving the mechanisms of their operations to increase efficiencies, productivity and profitability. Our Vendor Management Solution division takes this initiative by implementing a workforce management led recruitment solution that is focused on compliance, efficiencies and transparency. This is achieved through the implementation of one or all of our three models (neutral vend, hybrid vend or master vend), which are fully flexible and adapt to the business needs of our clients.
Since his move to Smart Solution in November 2020, Paul has embedded himself in the business to learn and embody the key values of Smart Solutions. Speaking directly about his move to Smart Solutions, Paul said, “I see this opportunity as a way to contribute to an exciting, forward-thinking and fast-moving company which offers a number of unique and innovative models into the recruitment sector. It is a brilliant opportunity to be involved in the establishment of a leading solution, which is focused on challenging the vendor management companies that current exist in the marketplace.”
Paul’s role as Contract Director was created to assist with Smart’s ambition to become a major competitor within the vendor management arena. He will assist with the focus on delivering the current models that exist within the marketplace, and also the development of unique, innovative offerings that fill the gap that exists in the market.
Gavin Morris, Managing Director of the Vendor Management Solution division, who has worked with Paul since his appointment said. “Paul will be instrumental in driving service delivery, continuous improvement and the ongoing evolution of our service models. With our market leading technology (Quadzu), Paul’s experience and our drive to deliver unique service models, the division offers an enhanced and innovative solution to all recruitment needs, so it is a very exciting time for Smart Solutions.”