Conference Day Two

Wednesday 23 March

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08:30 | Welcome coffee

08:50 | Opening remarks from the Chair

Karen Carmichael, Chief Financial Officer, Versent

09:00 | INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Building inclusive workplaces in Procurement and Supply Chain

Nelli is an Australian supplier management specialist based in Hong Kong, with up close and personal experience in operating in a very different and challenging culture. She has excelled in her career and in 2015 was nominated as the CIPS Young Procurement Professional of the Year.

  • Insights into key Telstra initiatives to drive diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • A personal account on how Telstra’s diversity and inclusion initiatives have benefited my career so far
  • Exploring how diversity and inclusion benefits procurement and supply chain

Nelli Kim, Senior Supplier Management Specialist, Telstra International Group

09:35 | An overview of the evolution and future of women in leadership from social science perspective

  • Discussing some of the social, economic and community contexts in which emerging leaders work and implications of ethical practice
  • The value of staying current and effective in constantly evolving environment
  • How these changes can be an opportunity for emerging leaders to play a key role
  • Considering the perception of ‘double standards’ of any type in any industry and achieving professional fulfilment

Margaret Alston, Professor, Monash University, and Director, GLASS (Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability) Research Unit

10:10 | Morning tea

Devising strategies for value driven procurement to support collaboration and foster competitive advantage

10:40 | ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Assessing how procurement can support a company’s value proposition

During this interactive discussion, participants will be divided into groups. The session moderator will pose a question to the groups to discuss their thoughts on the table. After the group discussion, the moderator will turn to the tables for their responses.

  • Aligning procurement strategies to overall business value and delivering a sustainable competitive edge
  • Benchmarking quality, capability and reliability if the procurement chain
  • Creating a long term vision and plan that also allows for short term agility and responsiveness in a global marketplace

Thomai Veginis, Director – Procurement, Telstra

11:25 | How supplier relationship management can be a critical enabler of business performance and driver of value and reputation

  • Analysing how one of procurement's most fundamental – yet often overlooked – functions is maintaining positive relations with suppliers
  • Learning from industry leaders on why supplier relationship management can be a big driver of value and reputation within your business
  • Understanding why supplier management is not the same thing as value and reputation

Jennie Vickers, Director Australia and New Zealand, IACCM

12:00 | Developing a successful procurement approach that drives value and competitive edge within your organisation

  • Developing a ‘value driven’ strategy that enables you to assess the ROI of your company and your suppliers
  • Sharing knowledge and leveraging suppliers capability to increase value and competitive advantage for your organisation
  • Demonstrating a commitment to collaboration and improving mutual benefits and values

Honey Meares, Procurement Manager - Supply Strategy, Genesis Energy (Winners CIPS Annual Awards 2015 – Overall Winner)

12:35 | Networking lunch

Transforming procurement to a high performance capability by aligning the department’s vision with the organisation’s strategy

13:35 | How to transform your organisation’s values and ensure procurement professionals spend the company’s money as if it was their own

  • Analysing how you can transform your procurement values by meeting specific demands from all stakeholders
  • Maximising productivity and cost efficiency by engaging your team and improving procurement practices
  • Delivering savings by investing in innovative technology and implementing successful systems throughout the organisation

Rosita van Vuuren, Head of Sourcing & Quality, Best & Less

How category management relates to contracting and how to manage different models

14:10 | CASE STUDY: Coordinating a decentralised procurement model - Assessing the challenges and benefits

  • How RMS is establishing a procurement community of practice
  • Developing and implementing strategies, policies, systems and processes to support decentralised procurement models
  • Identifying technical and training requirements to develop to increase the department’s productivity and maturity

Sarah Collins, Chief Procurement Officer, Roads and Maritime Services

14:45 | ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: An analysis of various contracting models and benefits of alliances and partnerships

This 45 minute interactive discussion with delegates will be facilitated by Megan Jefferson and discuss various contracting models and challenges and benefits of alliances and partnerships.

  • Considering how companies are re-thinking their contracting models to deliver value from all possible sources
  • Assessing the challenges and benefits of alliances and partnerships and extracting maximum value from them
  • How different contracting models can help improve supplier relationship management and drive innovation and value chain optimisation

Megan Jefferson, Assistant Director of Policy and Education at the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Health WA

15:30 | Closing remarks from the Chair and drawing of the lucky door prize!

15:30 | End of Day Two and close of conference

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