Junior Consultant

Rebecca How (she/her)

Rebecca How is a Junior Consultant and works in the Commercial and Procurement team, supporting clients with value added end-to-end procurements, procurement process and procedural improvements as well as strategic reviews of a procurement function.

Rebecca is a CIPS student and a qualified Agile project manager.

Expertise

  • Public sector procurement
  • Contractual and supplier due diligence
  • Market research and analysis
  • Qualitative research and data analysis
  • Social housing governance and regulation
  • Policy creation and development
  • Project management

About Rebecca

Rebecca joined Altair in 2021 and has completed Altair’s fast-track graduate programme developing a strong holistic understanding and awareness of housing associations and local authorities.

Rebecca has developed a well-rounded approach and knowledge base to support teams across providing a holistic experience of the sector and the public sector more broadly.

Most recently, Rebecca has specialised in services offered in commercial and procurement, including managing end-to-end procurement processes, drafting procurement policies and procedures and supporting with strategic reviews of procurement functions. Since joining the Commercial and Procurement team Rebecca has gain significant experience and expertise in public sector procurement, especially in relation to the Procurement Act 2023 and associated changes.

Recent Altair Assignments

  • Pre-procurement support and shaping innovative commercial solutions and pricing schedules for a range of procurements.
  • Several large-scale high value procurements for several housing associations and local authorities, including a procurement of a £300 million Repairs, Maintenance and Capital Delivery contract for a Local Authority.
  • Development of Altair’s Due Diligence methodology and reporting. Most recently used to monitor the financial position and stability of a developer over a 12 month period.
  • Co-development of Altair’s Procurement & Commercial Health Check as a product for the Procurement & Commercial Workstream.
  • Redeveloping and modernising policies and procedures for housing associations and local authorities including procurement documents and wider social housing processes.
  • Consultation on the Scottish Housing Regulator’s regulatory framework on behalf of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations.
  • Research into the Provision of Floor Coverings in Social Housing for the Longleigh Foundation.
  • Resident engagement on the Regina Road regeneration scheme during a statutory consultation and ballot for LB Croydon.
  • Customer Vulnerabilities Review with actionable actions identified to improve service delivery and customer experience at Gentoo.

Background

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) student, on track to qualify in Summer 2024
  • Agile Project Management (Practitioner & Foundation)
  • Msc Global Futures: Geopolitics & Security, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Bsc (Joint Honours) Geography, Politics & International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London – 1st with the Felix Driver Award

Fun Facts

Outside of work Rebecca can be found hiking in the countryside, playing board games with ruthless efficiency and swooning over heritage buildings so old, they make dinosaurs look like graduates.

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