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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | July 25, 2017

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About David Wyer

David Wyer

David Wyer

Over the past few years David Wyer has become increasingly involved in developing the area of contract, commercial or supplier management – one that has so many dimensions, is often critically important to the function of an organisation and yet is often overlooked. He has spent a number of years working within the security and defence sector of government holding a variety of roles spanning Project and Programme Management to Head of a Retained Organisation; in that time he has led programmes mandated to delivery Procurement transformation and re-procurement of business process outsourcing, negotiations to outsource technology services, and has designed, established and led a retained organisation in a multi-sourced environment. He is qualified as a commercial mediator with CEDR, and is currently at the BBC helping to build on considerable existing expertise and strengthen commercial management of strategic contracts.

Posts By David Wyer

It’s all Greek to me…

May 11, 2015 |

Have you ever looked around and wondered why some people rise quickly through an organisation? Perhaps you’re one of them? What’s your secret? What’s their secret? How do they view the world around them? What kind of leaders are they? … Read More

The outsourcing conundrum: why does success still appear so elusive? (Part 2)

December 17, 2014 |

To read Part 1 of this article, click here.

What to make of all this? We could be forgiven for suggesting that a different approach is necessary not only in the consideration of what to make vs buy but also … Read More

The outsourcing conundrum: why does success still appear so elusive? (Part 1)

December 10, 2014 |

I met a consultant friend recently and our conversation got around to considering why successful sourcing still appears to be so elusive. Not to suggest that it isn’t achievable; just that it doesn’t seem to be the norm. We discussed … Read More

The Assumption of Noble Intent

October 27, 2014 |

I wonder if you’re a contract manager and you’ve ever sat in a negotiation where the topic has arisen of ensuring the supplier bid team is actually going to become the supplier delivery team: “We need to see who we’re … Read More

On the Shoulders of Giants

July 14, 2014 |

I wrote an article recently for Outsource where I attempted to describe a utopian ideal as far the relationship between customer and supplier of outsourced services is concerned. I even went so far as to suggest some ideas that may … Read More

Why isn’t everything just about perfect?

May 20, 2014 | 1


The contract has been signed and everyone is optimistic, even jubilant. Meetings are well attended, positive, and the talk is very much of what can be achieved. The months drift past and people become more familiar with the strengths … Read More

Great expectations: getting commercial management right

April 30, 2014 |






IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too;Read More