Marie-Claire Marquis


Main Procurement category specialisms: 

IT, BPO, HR, Marketing.Leadership, Transformation, Process Improvement


Companies previously worked for: 

IAG (Australia Insurance Group), Westpac, LafargeHolcim


Most Senior role held: 

Head of Procurement


Greatest achievements in procurement:

1. P2P transformation - moving from decentralised management of POs across 340 sites to a centralised buying team- managing 200,000 POs per year and delivering 13% savings in Year 1.

2, Managing Group Procurement for a large insurance firm and developing for the first time, a spend cube and aligning strategies to the spend!

3. Managing indirect and direct spend for a large healthcare company and delivering value outside of price negotiation given the fact there 90% of spend is under management


Best procurement advice I've been given:

Make data-driven decisions, engage your customer and make your proposals customer-centric


Procurement advice I'd give: 

Procurement is a process that can be learnt - focus on developing your soft skills


What I wish I'd known: 

To be successful you need to engage your customer before you even begin to look at anything else.






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