What is Procurement? A Recap from our 2019 Procurement Speakers & Leading Executives
All of our podcasts begin with the same question: ‘What is Procurement?’ Yet the answers differ greatly.
In its first year the Procurement Podcast offered insights from Procurement Professional with deep knowledge about the profession.
What is Procurement? There is no single answer. Yet, Procurement, the Procurement function, and the Procurement profession in general offer many keys to unlock the potential performance within any organisation.
Here is a summary of the insights gained from our procurement guest speakers in 2019. We urge you to listen (re-listen), Take a notepad, listen to our guests and start noting down Procurement ideas and approaches to implement in 2020.
Episode 007: High Performance Procurement with Rob Halsall
Rob Halsall (former Chief Procurement Officer at Westpac New Zealand and Managing Director of The Executive Athlete) talks about not just what Procurement is, but how improvements can be made at an individual level using a blend of proven contemporary behavioural science and neuro-leadership practice
Episode 006: Circular Economy Procurement with Myla Bulaon and Tania Lalor
Myla Bulaon (NSW Department of Education) and Tania Lalor (Local Government Procurement) discuss the importance and approaches to embed Circular Procurement as one of the enabler of Circular Economy over the traditional Create + Make + Dispose value creation model.
Episode 005: The Role of Strategic Enabler with Jean-Michel Carriere
In his role of Chief Procurement Officer for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (Australia), Jean-Michel Carriere discusses the role of Procurement as an enabler to achieve strategic objectives – to enable outcomes around: A customer-centric approach to Procurement; Strong Category Management;
Governance & Risk Mitigation; Procurement Capabilities; Continuous Improvement.
Episode 004: Sustainable Procurement with Sarah Collins
As the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) Head of Procurement, Sarah Collins is passionate about Procurement and Sustainable Procurement. Sustainable Procurement is a growing topic amongst most Australian organisations. Climate Change, Modern Slavery, Circular Economy, Reconciliation are some of the elements that fall within Sustainable Procurement. However, many people still do not clearly understand the business imperative that sits behind integrating sustainability into procurement and supply chain management practices.
Episode 003: Procurement’s Role in Implementing Business Solutions with Jo Bailey
Jo Bailey, CEO of Progressive Systems. Jo discusses the role of Procurement and its commercial role in identifying and implementing business solutions.
Episode 002: Responsive Suppliers in Government with Rod Lambert
Rodney Lambert, (now former) Procurement Manager of NSW Fire Service. Rod offers fascinating insights of his procurement management approach and the importance placed on having responsive suppliers.
Episode 001: The Procurement Podcast with Andy & Christophe
Andy and Christophe discuss some of the topics they will be discussing during their interviews with leading Procurement Executives.
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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