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The evolving world of procurement; are you fit for the future?

Overview

The evolving world of procurement; are you fit for the future? 

The world is changing at an ever increasing pace, with shifts in markets happening at lightening pace; technological developments offering new solutions to old challenges and creating demands on our supply chains from distribution to the social and economic. The political uncertainties present even more challenges to our increasingly complex supply chains and traditional product life cycles have been replaced by a phenomenon where products, services and solutions seem to super-nova in and out of existence. So how does procurement keep up with all of this and continue to add value for the business and its customers?

Now, more than ever, the profession needs to be fit for the future. The traits of procurement leaders are evolving, EI and communication skills are playing an increasingly important role, disruption is no longer the buzz word – it’s everyday reality. This event will look at the challenges and opportunities presented by these change drivers and provide insights into how procurement can become the architect of innovation. Senior practitioners from leading organisations will explore the theme of advancing the need for agile procurement. Join us for this exclusive event kindly hosted by Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd.

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Date: Friday 15 September 2017
Venue: Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
Fee: Members - £10.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person

Availability:

Bookings are no longer being taken for this event

Audience

Members and non-members welcome to attend.

Please note: Users have been experiencing intermittent issues with our event booking system for this event. We are currently investigating this issue, but if you do experience any difficulties booking online please download an event booking form, and email it to infosg@cips.org. Any queries please contact us on +65 6403 3940.

Programme

13.00  -    Registration and networking
14.00   -   

Welcome - Event Chair
Mark Lamb - General Manager, CIPS Australasia

14.10   -    Bringing out the best in procurement people: Commercial and close to the business
Joerg Wienke - Vice President Contracting and Procurement Downstream, Shell
14.30   -    Adopting digital technology to exceed stakeholder expectation
Benjamin Wee, Resort World Sentosa
15.00   -    Emergence of the digital CPO
Michael Koh - Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific, Dimension Data
15.30   -    Networking break
15.50  -    Recruitment market: procurement state of play
Robert Wisdom - Team Manager, Hays Recruiting
16.10  -    Panel discussion: career progression - the way to procurement leadership
Joerg Wienke, Kaustub Wadekar, Robert Wisdom
17.00  -    Close with networking reception
18.30  -    End

 

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Speakers

Mark Lamb - General Manager, CIPS Australasia

He has worked across various industries for more than 25 years in various management roles, both locally and globally, with a range of experiences in different environments including procurement. Originally in banking, he transitioned to more broadly based financial services focusing initially on insurance and risk management. He has held a number of strategy and consulting roles, especially in relation to key areas such as leadership and team building, with proven business, strategy and operation skills. Much of his consulting was focused on the areas of professionalism - quality improvement and change management – both internally and externally. He has assisted many organisations to transition into new strategies and methodologies.

Many years of management consulting experience with a professional consulting services firm taught him key analytical skills as well as the importance of applied research. He also learnt the importance of developing teams through leadership, interpersonal and people management skills. In addition, working as a management consultant taught him how to develop strategies for companies by identifying and capitalising on competitive advantage.

 

Joerg Wienke - Vice President Contracting & Procurement Downstream

Joerg joined Shell Information Technology in 1991; by degree he is a Computer Scientist in combination with Economics. He later spent three years in Marketing with the Chemicals business. During his next 16 years, Joerg moved to the Retail business where he worked in several functions including Strategy, Sales & Marketing. He became General Manager for Retail in DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland).

Joerg then spent 2 years working in the “Downstream One” organizational change project including clustering country businesses in Europe, rolling out standardized global processes to reduce cost and complexity, introducing new technology such as the Global SAP system as well as driving behavioural change. In 2014 he was appointed global VP Downstream Operational Excellence.

Joerg took on the role of Vice President Contracting & Procurement Downstream in February, 2017. He is married with two daughters and in his spare time enjoys sports such as sailing, swimming, skiing and rowing.

 

Benjamin Wee - Procurement , Resorts World at Sentosa

Benjamin has 18 years of experience in procurement, supply chain management and logistics. He has broad experience in various industries, mainly consumer electronics, petrochemical and semiconductor. He is a change agent and led many transformational projects in various companies. He served as the business process and compliance leader for Motorola Mobility, SABIC APAC and Resorts World at Sentosa. As a member of Change Control board at Motorola, he was a key influencer in transforming Motorola’s Supplier Relationship Management system (known as MOTISS). He is also a strong advocate of sustainable procurement practices and an active volunteer at CIPS Singapore branch.

Mark is an executive manager who thrives when working in a team environment. His goal is to apply the expertise of CIPS along with his own passion for excellence in order to professionalise their people and systems and as a result, improve and grow their organisations.

 

Robert Wisdom - Team Manager, Hays Recruiting

With over 10 years’ experience recruiting all levels of roles in procurement and supply Robert has an extensive background of the role that the profession plays within an organisation.

Being based in Singapore for over 5 years his understanding of the current job market in the region for the profession is very broad, and he is well placed to be able to advise both employer and employee to get the best result for both.

 

Michael Koh - Head of Procurement, DIimension Data

Michael Koh is the Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific, at Dimension Data, A Nippon Telegraph and Telephone corporation Group Company. Prior to his role, Michael served as the Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific, at T-Systems, ICT services and consultancy firm, A Deutsche Telekom Group Company and Schneider Electric ITB, global specialist in energy management, automation and critical power and cooling for data centers. Michael started his procurement career with Hewlett Packard, held supplier quality management and supply chain roles with Motorola and Dell. In 2017, he joins Supply Chain Asia as a The Procurement Council member to create awareness of procurement career in the society. Michael is a certified Green Belt. He was awarded the Supply Chain Asia Award for Technology Sector in 2015.

Michael holds a Master degree in Materials Engineering sponsored by National Science and Technology Board, preceding agency of A*Star, and Nanyang Technological University. He has articles published in The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Supply Chain Asia, APAC CIO Outlook etc. He is a vivid speaker at various procurement forums i.e. Procurecon Asia, KPMG, CIPS, Procurement Leaders etc. With his experiences in IT industries, he believes procurement is no longer cost saving alone. He is working towards valuable contribution where procurement unlocks opportunities to drive organization profitability and serve ever greater values for today's global businesses by leveraging technology.

 

Kaustubh Wadekar - Group Chief Procurement Officer, Singtel

Kaustubh has over 20 years of experience in fields of Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Commodities Trading and Strategy Consulting, ranging from operational to executive leadership roles at regional and global levels. Kaustubh joined the Singtel Group in July 2014 as Group Chief Procurement Officer where he oversees the procurement and supply chain activities for the group companies in Singapore (Singtel & NCS) and Australia (Optus). Prior to joining Singtel, Kaustubh was the regional CPO & Director of Sourcing/Supplier Relations China & Asia Pacific at Starbucks, based in Hong Kong.

He played a pivotal role in regonialising the supply network for Starbucks Asia Pacific. Before joining Starbucks he held various global and regional leadership positions at Kraft Foods Inc., managing procurement strategy, direct and indirect materials procurement portfolios as well as procurement operations based out of London, Chicago and Zurich. His earlier career included roles as a management consultant and as a commodities trader. Kaustubh holds an MBA from INSEAD in France.

 

Please note: Users have been experiencing intermittent issues with our event booking system for this event. We are currently investigating this issue, but if you do experience any difficulties booking online please download an event booking form, and email it to infosg@cips.org. Any queries please contact us on +65 6403 3940.

Fee

£30 for non-members
£10 for CIPS members.

Please note: Users have been experiencing intermittent issues with our event booking system for this event. We are currently investigating this issue, but if you do experience any difficulties booking online please download an event booking form, and email it to infosg@cips.org. Any queries please contact us on +65 6403 3940.

Venue

Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
The Metropolis, Tower 1
Singapore 138588

Please note: Users have been experiencing intermittent issues with our event booking system for this event. We are currently investigating this issue, but if you do experience any difficulties booking online please download an event booking form, and email it to infosg@cips.org. Any queries please contact us on +65 6403 3940.

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