Jamie Cooper - My successes this year at STAR Procurement

I’m Jamie and I’m the newly appointed Category Manager for the Place Category within STAR Procurement.  I have been a part of the STAR Procurement team for 4 years, working as a Procurement Officer.  One of my biggest achievements to date has been the development of the Associated Building Contractor Framework; a multi-disciplinary Works framework which is accessible to all Greater Manchester Local Authorities. 

I am also proud about my work leading elements of the Local Investment initiative which has now been rolled out to all STAR Councils and has really made a difference in how we address below-OJEU spend and create opportunities within the local area. 

Some of the key challenges in my new role moving forward, will revolve around our new partner, Tameside Council, in terms of compliance and savings opportunities; and identifying any possible collaborative opportunities with the other STAR Councils.  I will also be looking into the development of a new Highways & Civil Engineering Framework.  I relish the new challenges ahead for me, as STAR evolves and I’m happy to be part of such knowledgeable and well respected team.

On a personal note, I have recently moved into my first home and have had success in my hobby as a DJ - playing at this year’s Creamfields festival, amongst other high profile events. 

One of the major positives of working for STAR is the flexibility it offers and how supportive the Service has been to me, both personally and professionally.

Jamie Cooper,
Category Manager

Posted on Friday 26th October 2018