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Meet our new Procurement Officer, Towfiqul Islam!

22 August 2023

From his interests in sport to his day-to-day responsibilities, we sat down with Towfiqul Islam to get to know more about our new Procurement Officer.


Hi Towfiqul, could you please tell us about your job as Procurement Officer?

As a Procurement Officer, it is my duty to work alongside framework managers and relevant stakeholders on new and existing frameworks. I identify opportunities to provide a smooth and effective relationship between contracting parties, whilst being fair and transparent throughout the cycle of procurement.


What did you do before joining the company? Any skills that you think will benefit you in your new role?

Prior to joining Pagabo – I started my profession in the Steel industry as an Apprentice, studying Business and working in the procurement field. Moving from there, I joined a medical company as a Category Specialist.

Having exposure to various industry and categories – I have gained skills and knowledge which I believe will be beneficial for me in this role are:

  • Stakeholder interaction
  • Negotiation
  • Use of SAP system
  • Contract management
  • Review of T’s & C’s
  • Dual sourcing
  • Logistics/Freight
  • Spend analysis
  • Projects


Excellent! How about when you’re not at work, what do you get up to?

I am a really active person so I spend a lot of my free time participating in badminton tournaments and going to the gym. I also love being involved in charity work and exploring new places.


What part of your role are you looking forward to the most?

Working in matrix environment – I’m really interested to learn more about what other members from the group do and their involvement in progressing projects.


Finally, what do you wish to achieve with your new role?

Continuous growth and more exposure to Public Procurement. I want to provide services to both internal and external stakeholders, share my skills from other industries and broaden knowledge so all aspects within the project I work on are covered. I am keen on developing my skills and to do this I will put myself forward for any training opportunities and professional qualification(s).

Thank you for taking the time to talk to us, we can’t wait to see what you can do!

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