How to Focus Procurement Activities with Jody Rowe.
With years of expertise in the Oil & Gas industry, Jody Rowe is the CEO of both Rowe Advisory (resource advisory firm) and Promitheia Procurement, providing procurement online solutions that support procurement professionals.
Jody shares her views about how Covid-19 forced businesses to better manage risks and into the obvious cost reduction activities and why any Procurement activities should start with a good plan.
With Covid-19 raising the profile of Procurement it has also highlighted the need for strong governance and the essential of having a good “Procurement Plan” in order to focus resources on high value / high risk spend — and the importance of getting the basics right.
Covid-19 has raised the profile of businesses to manage risk, whether it’s supply chain risk, or managing contracts to get that value out of it.
Andy Franks (Procurement Podcast Co-Host) enquires as to where Procurement should sit in an organisation and its implications regarding how the procurement is regarded.
Christophe Barriere-Varju (Procurement Podcast Co-Host) asks whether companies have gained or lost productivity with allowing remote work.
A fascinating interview with plenty of good insights to be gained for all procurement professionals, from entry levels to career long professionals.
About Jody Rowe
Jody is an accomplished specialist in the resources sector over 30 years’ experience gaining a strategic view of the market, its needs and opportunities for growth and continuous cost improvements.
A current Non-Executive Director for Strike Energy Limited and previous work experience includes senior Commercial roles in Australia and the United Kingdom working with organizations such as BG Group-QGC, Santos, Rio Tinto and Barrick Gold with particular focus and activity on mega projects GLNG and QCLNG and large scale mining operations.
A subject matter expert and tactical adviser for business development, contracts, procurement, tenders, negotiations and reviews where risk is significant. A strength is the conceptual and analytical ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity that often accompanies high profile projects and companies.
Jody is a strong advocate for the Contracts and Procurement profession, Local Content, Women’s networking and Emerging Talent, presenting at APPEA September 2013, Major Construction Conference October 2013 and Oil and Gas Procurement Leaders November 2013.
Jody Rowe on LinkedIn.
About the Procurement Podcast
This episode is brought to you by the Procurement Podcast, with Andy Franks (BrightSky ClearMind) and Christophe Barriere-Varju (BvW Global), two passionate Procurement Consultant Professionals.
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