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.