To achieve Jersey Electricity’s objectives, Barkers provided a senior procurement and commercial consultant experienced in various procurement and commercial aspects as well as communications and stakeholder management. The amount of support was increased over time based on the business readiness and need for the change.
Barkers applied various methodologies to achieve the outcomes:
- Project management;
- People management;
- Communication management;
- Stakeholder management;
- Process design and management;
- Data analytics;
- Procurement techniques: tender management, supplier relationship management, negotiations, spend analysis.
All initiatives started with the “as-is” analysis and best practice modelling, followed by the gap and stakeholder impact analysis. Barkers drafted implementation plans, basing everything around the stakeholder and change management.
One of the critical overarching deliverables was the start of the cultural change within the company. Teaching the company to embrace the change, encouraging the approach of not being happy with “we have always done it that way.” This was achieved by leading by example: taking on projects that were slightly more than the initial scope, showing the different ways of approaching questions by dealing with them one by one.
The team was reorganised and positioned into sustainable long-term roles to be able to deliver maximum value.
The systems were implemented, and process controls were put in place to secure the achieved changes.
Throughout the process, Barkers remained focused on the importance of the project timeline whilst achieving an excellent commercial outcome.