Liann has worked at YPO for nearly five years where her role has evolved massively. Now leading the education procurement team, Liann is responsible for managing the partnerships with YPO's MAT customers and pulling together their procurement tender responses.
Name: Liann Thomson
Position: MAT Relationship Manager
How long have you been working at YPO? 5 years
What do you like most about working at YPO?
I like working for a company who I feel genuinely cares about their customers and employees.
What are your main responsibilities in the education procurement team?
My role as MAT relationship manager has evolved over the four and a half years since being at YPO. I’m now leading the education procurement team in a managerial role and responsible for managing the partnerships with our MAT customers and compiling tender responses to help make the process as streamlined as possible for them.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Seeing people in the team develop and helping MATs achieve savings I find equally rewarding.
Describe your role in three words: A rewarding role
How did you get involved in procurement?
My career before YPO has had a heavy focus on writing tender responses and dealing with procurement departments. Now in my current role, I get to work alongside our specialists on all procurement projects for the MATs we work in partnership with.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am a new mum so my time out of work now is mostly spent at soft play and farms or making toys for my little boy with the most recent one being a mud kitchen! However, I love traveling under normal circumstances, I enjoy photography and walking my Cavapoo.