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Stuart B.

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Company: PS Consulting
Industry: Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
  • Overview

    I am a procurement professional with over 10 years’ experience within a range of industries and organisations. I have a strong exposure across end to end procurement. Experience in spend across both critical and non-critical portfolios covering travel, office supplies, fleet management, logistics, professional services, security, health & safety and financial services with spend $12 million Key skills include change management, P2P, outsourcing, contract negotiation, category sourcing, leading high level negotiations, stakeholder engagement, low cost country sourcing and tender process framework.


Total Years of Experience :

10 Year(s) Old

Total Years of Experience as a freelancer :

3 Year(s) Old

Total Years of Experience in Procurement :

9 Year(s) Old

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Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
  • Sourcing/Category Management 10 year(s)
    • Corporate uniforms (Very high)
    • Management and provision of all catering, cleaning, office and security services at location or platform (Very high)
    • Real estate listing services (Very high)
    • Logistics (Very high)
    • Stationery or business form printing (Very high)
    • Supply of fuel oil (Very high)
    • Travel agencies (High)
    • Dry cleaning (High)
    • Security guard services (Very high)
    Professional certifications :ENS - Professional Negotiating & Influencing Informa Corporate Learning - Contract Law Advanced Masterclass Informa Corporate Learning - Contract Law Fundamentals Informa Corporate Learning - Contract Law Masterclass
    Past Experiences
    • WaterNSW | Government Administration

      2017-04-01 To 2018-11-01

      Category Manager

      POSITION PURPOSE To provide a commercial procurement category management function, to manage and lead the designated Category in delivering sustainable procurement value through category management, strategic sourcing, contract management and supplier relationship management. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES * Ensure all activities are undertaken with the safety of people as the number one priority and at all times role model safe behaviour. * Identify and deliver the category strategy and a rolling program of areas to be addressed, including for the category and its sub-categories: -Analysis of procurement spend and existing supply base. - Analysis of supply markets to identify potential suppliers, market trends and benchmark industry prices and standards. -Identification of internal and external drivers to cost and effectiveness and plans to address opportunities to improve practices and reduce costs. -Establish and lead cross functional teams to manage the implementation of the category strategy, associated sourcing activities and benefits realization. *Partner with the business units to undertake market engagement activities to identify and contract with preferred suppliers for WaterNSW including: -Development of sourcing strategies and plans for the procurement activity. -Preparation of documents to engage the market including at the pre-tender and tender stages. -Lead the evaluation of market responses to select best value for money suppliers for WaterNSW’s needs -Negotiate contractual arrangements with suppliers to ensure service, quality, cost and risk are appropriately addressed. *Manage and develop key supplier relationships, benchmark the performance of WNSW suppliers, undertake regular supplier performance reviews and working with project managers and the business units, ensuring that all arrangements with suppliers are appropriately administered.

    • Beiersdorf Australia | Consumer Goods

      2015-03-01 To 2017-05-01

      Australia / New Zealand Procurement Manager

      To develop and manage the local procurement organization in close cooperation with Regional Procurement and to ensure the compliance with procurement standards, methods, and processes for strategic and operative procurement activities for the total spend of the affiliate. • Implement global procurement principles and apply standardized procurement processes, methods, performance measurement and systems locally • Manage, qualify, and select subcategory specific key suppliers • Strive for the early involvement of procurement and cooperate in defining rules for the collaboration with suppliers and cross-functions to identify innovations from supply markets • Build, document, and update local market and product knowledge continuously • Communication and coordination of procurement activities in the affiliate • Identify sources of supply, supervise purchasing operations and ensure timely delivery of raw materials • Develop purchasing policies and procedures in accordance with the company policies and procedures • Ensure goods, materials and services are purchased according to specified company requirements on quantity, quality, timeliness and cost • Investigate local and overseas sources of supply and report on new materials and equipment • Approve orders and contract negotiations • Conduct contract negotiations on behalf of the company

    • Caltex Australia | Oil & Energy

      2011-09-01 To 2015-03-01

      Senior Category Manager - Supply Chain

      Support the development, deployment and management of category strategies (and where appropriate lead the same in respect of sub-categories) in order to deliver sustained value and competitive advantage to business units and Caltex overall. Build an environment of cooperation/collaboration with business units/stakeholders whilst applying engagement principles around the need to challenge the status quo, move quickly, and ‘stretch’ both category and business objectives. • Support the Category Manager with the development, implementation and management of enterprise wide category plans for defined categories. • As directed by the Category Manager, lead the development, implementation and management of a defined portfolio of sub-categories. • Manage and achieve total cost of ownership solutions as identified in the sub-category plans. • Lead the design and implementation of sourcing strategies (including the structuring and negotiation of product and/or service contract strategies) which deliver material savings as recognised by the Business and Finance, and which contribute to Procurement’s annual benefits target. • In alignment with the sub-category strategies, develop, implement and maintain appropriate service/relationship models with key business units /stakeholders. • Provide commercial advice and direction to internal customers and suppliers to identify opportunities to drive benefits through innovative solutions. • Contribute to the development and embedding of Caltex’s Procurement IP across the business. • Develop and maintain relationships across procurement teams to continuously seek and as appropriate utilise category synergies. • Drive and ensure ‘real time’ maintenance and updates in the PM portal function for the purposes of tracking benefits and status of all projects.

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