Jin Sahota, Commercial Director, Supply Chain, UK Department of Health

Jin has worked across a range of sectors within global organisations. He has held senior board level positions in operations and end-to-end supply chain roles at Technicolor, Honeywell, Motorola and Psion.

Jin joined the Department of Health in February 2016 and has focused on raising commercial standards and capability whilst establishing a positive challenging working environment in the DH Commercial Division. He is responsible for leading the Procurement Transformation Programme (PTP), operating across the NHS Supply Chain to replace the current contract with a Future Operating Model. He will establish the Future Operating Model to make the NHS one of the most effective and powerful procurement entities in Europe.

Before joining the Department Jin was SVP worldwide operations at Technicolor Connected Home, based in Paris. He held senior regional leadership positions within three of the global business divisions of the Technicolor Group: Connected Home, Broadcast & Media Services, and Home Entertainment Services.  

Jin started his professional career with Psion, a handheld computer company, working as operations and business manager for six years. Jin then moved to Motorola (Land Mobile Products Sector) in Ireland as EMEA sourcing manager before being appointed commodities manager to Motorola Mobile Phones (Personal Communications Sector) for an additional two years in Ireland, a year in the UK, and then in Germany. Two years later he began his career with Honeywell Electrical Devices and Systems as head of sourcing before leaving after two years to join Technicolor.

Jin has a MSc. in operations management from London Thames University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from Portsmouth University, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and the Chartered Management Institute. He has attended a number of executive programmes at Harvard Business School, IESE New York, London Business School and more recently Stanford Business School.

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