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About Optimum Procurement

Optimum Procurement is a leading procurement outsourcing, consulting and transformation company supporting clients in the UK and Europe.

A Pedigree of Procurement Excellence

Optimum Procurement was co-founded in 2007 by Michael J. Jones and Peter Rushton, two senior procurement practioners with a wealth of global procurement and supply chain experience. 

Optimum's heritage lies in successfully managing complex business change programmes and transforming our clients’ approach to sourcing and supply chain management. We've delivered significant and sustainable commercial value to a growing number of clients across a broad range of industry sectors. 

We offer a proven pedigree and track record of success, providing clients with high-calibre procurement resource and expertise supported by a world-class spend management technology platform. 

We create innovative commercial strategies that deliver cost reduction, mitigate supply chain risk and improve sustainability scores across 200 categories of expenditure. Furthermore, we offer procurement training courses, and operate specialist service lines in vehicle fleet management and energy procurement.

An Independently Recognised Leader in Procurement

Optimum has been independently recognised as a leader in the global procurement outsourcing market by two renowned research analyst organisations: Everest Group and NelsonHall. Optimum are positioned as a 'Major Contender' in the prestigious Everest Group PEAK Matrix for Procurement Outsourcing. Optimum is currently positioned as a top five PO service provider within the UK S2C Outsourcing market according to Everest Group data.

The Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ provides an objective, data-driven comparative assessment of pre-selected procurement outsourcing (PO) service providers, assessing their market success and delivery capability across Performance (P), Experience (E), Ability (A) and Knowledge (K).

Furthermore, NelsonHall have recognised Optimum as a 'Leader' in four key segments of their (NEAT) Vendor Evaluation for Procurement BPO, including: Overall Procurement BPO; UK Procurement; Procurement Transformation; and Strategic Sourcing. Optimum received further recognition as an 'Innovator' in the Continental Europe and APAC market segments.

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