Case Study:
WCMC

Find out how we provided a seamless IT hardware portal to cater for a fragmented, global workforce.
UNEP-WCMC is a collaboration between the UN environment Programme and the UK charity, WCMC. Their 300 strong international teamwork with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environmental and development decision making and to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet. I-Tel were tasked to conduct an I.T spend review audit, which highlighted a savings opportunity of 14% which is significant for this category. This led to a proposal for a single source procurement solution for the supply and delivery of IT products and related support services. WCMC has a fragmented workforce based around the globe. Standardising ranges, purchase transparency and admin reduction would be attractive in addition to the main driver of cost savings.

300 staff

Active in 25 countries around the world

£50 million turnover

Solutions summary

I-Tel’s E-procurement platform is electronically linked with full visibility of the authorised IT distribution channel including live stock levels and pricing integrated. The system was configured to cater for all WCMC’s requirements, delivering product consistency and notable savings. Our I.T Support team were trained to support installation of non-standard software, and facilitating a fast turnaround. Administration has been reduced and consolidated with customised import ready invoicing, mapped to cost centres and expense codes as an attractive option.

What our clients say

An instant 14% cost saving on I.T. products along with an online portal means WCMC now have full visibility of spend and a more cost effective solution. Credit card purchases are unnecessary and invoicing is electronic and cost centred further reducing administration and time. Utilising I-Tel’s services for software installation and international delivery, WCMC continue to expand their use of I-Tel as an external resource for the business.
“Simple, convenient, efficient and cost effective. It’s a no brainer for us to utilise I-Tel Group”

Evgeny Dmitriev

Head of Finance and IT

Gareth Shaw

Senior Procurement Consultant

Gareth has over 19 years’ experience in commercial procurement contract management across both public and private sector. Holding senior positions at the Ministry of Justice and Turner and Townsend Gareth has overseen several multi million-pound contracts.
Guiding I-Tel in best practice and sustainability while offering practical solutions to steer our procurement team towards red tape reduction and compliant, efficient services.

Gareth Thompson

Legal & Compliance

Gareth is a qualified, senior commercial solicitor with 30 years’ experience. As counsel to the directors Gareth brings a wealth of experience to enhance I-Tel’s legal compliance and ensure supply chain legitimacy.
Overseeing all our commercial agreements and supporting the individual requirements of our clients, Gareth brings tremendous credibility to the whole organisation.

Dee Sarikaya

Head of Marketing

An impressive background with blue chip companies Dee is a former global B2B Commercial manager for Dyson. A proven track record in marketing and communications Dee is responsible for I-Tel’s client onboarding and messaging.
With huge experience in strategic international campaigns and working effectively in cross-functional teams Dee brings strong commercial acumen alongside an excellent ability to interact and influence at all levels.

Paul Keenan

Head of Client Services

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in B2B sales in both the public and private sector and heads up our client services division. Overseeing high value public and private sector contracts Paul has in depth knowledge of the industry.
Key contact to senior management and C suite clients with a problem solving, customer service excellence ideology.

Andrew Plummer

Operation Director

A co-founder from the outset Andy has headed the operations team for I-Tel group. An engineer by trade Andy has a vast experience in manufacturing, logistics and warehousing.
Overseeing the day to day complexities of our hybrid model and ensuring all the individual parts function to produce the seamless highly efficient business model we see today.

Melvin Gauci

Managing Director

Managing Director and founding partner at I-Tel Group. Mel has been instrumental in transforming the business from a start-up cartridge manufacturing facility to an innovative forward thinking procurement company.
With 15 years at the helm and in depth knowledge of I.T. infrastructure and data analysis I-Tel Group is today one of the latest key players in the indirect procurement space.

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