Day Two Conference - INDIRECT PROCUREMENT LEADERS FORUM

08:00
Registration and welcome coffee

8:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

René Kling
Program Manager Supply Chain Management
Tasmania University College

Unlocking the value of indirect procurement to business

9:00
The importance of people and relationships in delivering the procurement function of the future
  • Why relationships matter in procurement
  • Optimal operating models
  • The intersection between technology and people 
  • The importance of culture and the right skills in the procurement function of the future and how you can make this change

Nathan Jones
Lead Consultant
State of Flux

9:40
Technology Case Study: IVALUA

Mike Cook
Head of Public Sector Solutions
Ivalua

10:00
CASE STUDY: How to increase social procurement outcomes within indirect procurement
  • How companies are realigning and restructuring operating models to adapt to change
  • The critical role of the procurement function in preparing for uncertainties
  • How to move beyond ‘cost-savings’ into strategic partnerships internally and externally

Chris Broom
Contracts & Procurement Manager 
Senex Energy

10:40
Solution providers networking

11:00
Morning tea

11:20
HOW PROCUREMENT CAN POSITIVELY IMPACT BUSINESSES, COMMUNITIES AND CAREERS
  • Supporting your organisation
  • Market and supplier stewardship
  • Sustainability - ethical, environmental, socially responsible
  • Elevating others
  • Elevating the procurement profession

Jo Bailey
Chief Executive Officer
Progressive System

Building collaboration to maximise indirect spend

12:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Delivering direct and indirect procurement operational excellence
  • What is needed for your organisation to embed procurement excellence at the grassroots?
  • How can your company achieve procurement excellence?
  • Why must CPOs aim at procurement and supply chain performance excellence more than ever?
  • What are some of the lessons learned when improving the value chain?
  • What is the role governance plays in bringing operational excellence results?
  • Corporate services: to adopt or not to adopt?

Panel Moderator:

René Kling
Program Manager Supply Chain Management
Tasmania University College

Panellists:

Pam Proud
Program Director
Australian Procurement and Construction Council

Jennifer Jarrard
Director, Member Services (APAC)
IACCM

Glenn Johnston FCIPS (Chartered)
Director, Procurement Sustainability, Group Rail
Transport for NSW

12:40
Lunch

Placing the customer at the heart of your indirect procurement

13:40
CASE STUDY: How to contribute to top-line goals
  • Aligning spend management deliverables with functional objectives
  • How to make a shift in perception and earn a seat at the stakeholders’ table
  • Taking supplier management to the next level

Jennifer Jarrard
Director, Member Services (APAC)
IACCM

14:10
Technology Case Study: Personalising business travel to stay in control of your travel spend with BCD Travel

Tass Messinis
Managing Director
BCD Travel Australia

14:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Adopting a value-driven procurement approach with the final customer in mind
  • Redesigning supplier management to achieve maximum value to end-users and business as a whole
  • Developing strategic partnerships and identifying the most efficient potential suppliers
  • Ensuring partners’ capabilities match your organisation’s expectations
  • Engaging with stakeholders through value chain optimisation

John Browne
General Manager Strategic Procurement
Broadspectrum

15:00
Afternoon tea

Using agility to enhance business value and optimise operations
15:30
MANAGING OVERSEAS SUPPLIERS
  • How to minimize the risk of importing
  • How to effectively select and manage overseas suppliers
  • Low cost country sourcing

Lindy Chen
Managing Director
ChinaDirect Sourcing

16:00
Panel discussion: Agile indirect procurement – where to from now?
  • What role does technology play in making the indirect procurement function more agile?
  • What does indirect procurement agility mean for improved business value?
  • Explore how technology can shift the way procurement looks at talent
  • Practical insights into attracting and retaining category teams

Panel Moderator:

René Kling
Program Manager Supply Chain Management
Tasmania University College

Panellists:

Sebastian Shand
Head of Strategic Sourcing
TAL Life

Jonathan Dutton
Principal
JD Consultancy

16:40
Closing remarks from the Chair

16:50
End of stream and shared networking drinks with Construction, Mining & Energy Procurement Forum delegates