Justin SaraDirector, SA & ACT

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Justin is a Director with ArcBlue and leads our business in SA and the ACT and is our Public Sector Lead. Justin joined ArcBlue in 2019 and has lead consulting projects for clients across Australia.

Justin is an experienced procurement leader who has led the establishment and management of a range of high value and highly complex procurement projects. Justin is able to balance the competing priorities of public sector procurement including budget savings, industry participation, support for regional communities, social procurement, and ethical procurement. Justin has a strong interest in the role that procurement can play in improving economic participation for Aboriginal communities and has led the delivery of several projects aimed at increasing the inclusion of Aboriginal businesses as part of organisation’s procurement planning.

He also has extensive experience undertaking commercial negotiations with large corporates including HP, DXC, Qantas, Hays, Randstad, Alinta, AGL, Microsoft, Caltex, BP and NEC. Justin has also acted as a Bid Advisor to companies looking to secure Government contracts including Leader, Data#3 and Suez, including the development of Industry Participation Plans.

Justin is a highly experienced probity advisor/reviewer, providing advice to local government and a range of agencies across the SA Government including, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Department for Innovation and Skills, SA Housing Authority, TAFE SA, Department for Correctional Services, Renewal SA, SA Health, SAFECOM and the Department for Education on procurement projects up to $1 Billion in value. Justin has also acted as a Probity Reviewer, assisting agencies in responding to supplier complaints, as well as delivering Probity Training to evaluation teams. Justin also has a strong interest in corporate governance and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

In relation to Procurement Training, Justin is an experienced facilitator and trainer who has delivered programs including Advanced Category Management, Preventing Fraud and Corruption in Procurement, Procurement Governance, Procurement Frameworks, Probity Awareness, Developing tender responses as well as Procurement Awareness for Executives. He has also acted as a Moderator for the CIPS Advanced Practitioner Program in South Australia.

Justin holds an Executive Master of Public Administration from Flinders University, through ANZSOG EMPA Program. This was a two-year postgraduate qualification for high-performing public sector managers. Justin is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) and currently holds Chartered Status in recognition of his ongoing commitment to professional development. He also holds a Bachelor of Management and a Bachelor of Applied Science, both from the University of South Australia.

The best part of my role at ArcBlue is the opportunity to get out of the office and get out on site to work with clients on solving procurement problems.

CONTACT ME

  • Adelaide Office
  • +61 401 252 770
  • justin.sara@arcblue.com.au

Jacqui PriestlyChris Gunn