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Blair K.

Procurement Leader
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Last activity Nov, 26, 2020 12:08 AM
Company: Beaconfield Partners
Industry: Information Technology and Services
  • Australia, Queensland, Brisbane
  • Overview

    Blair is a Senior Manager with Beaconfield Partners. Founded in 2016, Beaconfield Partners is a speciality advisory firm focused on the commercial aspects of Digital Transformations for Governments. Our work includes ICT Planning, ICT Vendor Strategy, ICT Market Testing, ICT Procurement & Negotiations, and ICT Benchmarking & Assurance services (including price assurance). Blair currently uses his extensive experience to assist organisations on taking the leap with Information Technology projects including digital transformations and "as-a-service" deals. This includes all procurement related activities from planning, commercial negotiation (including the competitive dialogue process), contract writing and contract management. The role included completing tasks such as reviewing contracts, developing procurement strategies, conducting market sounding activities, drafting ITO documents, conducting evaluation moderation, contract negotiation and contract writing.

Highlights

Total Work Experience :

15 Year(s)


Experience as a freelancer :

1 Year(s)


Total Experience in Procurement :

4 Year(s)


Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English

Countries i can cover :

Australia

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Advisory Services 3 year(s)
Process/Organisational redesign
Procurement Systems(eProcurement, ERPs, Data Warehouses,...)
Strategic Sourcing
Contracting/Legal
Education
  • Certificate to 2019-11-01

    Negotiation Mastery
    Harvard Business School Online


  • Bachelor's to 2010-12-01

    Business
    University of New South Wales


  • Master's to 2018-06-01

    Business
    University of New South Wales

Past Experiences
  • Beaconfield Partners | Consulting

    2018-04-01 - Today

    Senior Manager

    I am currently employed by Beaconfield Partners in a position of Senior Manager – Commercial Advisory. During my time at Beaconfield Partners, I have been responsible for providing commercial advice on over 30 IT procurement projects to our clients who are a mixture of Government and private organisations. The role included completing tasks such as benchmarking deals, creating category strategies, reviewing contracts, developing procurement strategies, conducting market sounding activities, drafting ITO documents, conducting evaluation moderation, contract negotiation and contract writing. In this role, 


  • Queensland Transport and Main Roads | Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

    2017-03-01 To 2018-04-01

    Manager - Contract Management

    During my time at TransLink, I completed two roles in a contract management role and a contract development role. The contract management role included managing numerous contracts and leading a contract management team in the passenger transport branch which included governance meetings, contract variations, contract dispute resolution and payments. In the contract development role, I was directly involved in developing the service levels/performance measures for the 4th Generation South East Queensland bus contracts to the value of $4.5 billion. In this role I was also responsible for change management function which included teaching other contract managers how to get the best out of the new contract suite.   


  • Australian Army | Defense & Space

    2008-01-01 To 2018-01-01

    Army Logistics Officer

    I joined the Australian Army in 2008 and held numerous roles before discharging at the rank of Captain. I was a member of the Royal Australian Corps of Transport, which saw me complete a wide range of logistic and supply chain management roles. This included positions in Army’s national distribution organisation, the retrograde/redeployment team for Tarin Kot (Afghanistan), HQ logistics officer, Army’s watercraft unit and logistic planning positions. All of these roles involved leading specialised teams of up to 100 people, in both barracks and field type environments. In each role I was also responsible for business planning, resource management, personnel administration, operational support, human resources, office management, customer service, training and forecasting.

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