Meet the team
Kosta is a Procurement Manager and Consultant with 20 years’ experience, providing end-end procurement in diverse sectors including information technology, electrical, government agency, consumer goods, FMCG and health/pharma, influencing spends of up to $200M in private and public sector portfolios. His experience across these industries has exposed Kosta to wide range of indirect and direct spend categories.
He has a strong background in identifying savings opportunities through spend analysis and then consultation with customers to prioritise the opportunities. Kosta has experience and considerable success in developing spend cubes, sourcing, and savings program with digital enablement across many sectors.
Kosta has set up greenfield procurement functions, transformed existing procurement functions, digital transformations and led the growth of sourcing, contract management, and contract negotiations. Also having implemented best practice procurement governance, and significantly lifted capability in the teams he has managed. Whilst adding social procurement to strategic projects for his workspaces as a key function.
Savings opportunities and analysis are a key aspect of his deliverables. Kosta’s successful career stems from his ability to engage with his customers, to listen to their needs, and to advise on the most suitable procurement approach required to best align with an organisations’ business objectives and looking for solutions.
Project, Consulting and Training Achievements:
Kosta is an enthusiastic and balanced senior consultant that is driven by problem solving/digital procurement. He enjoys collaboration/team results and helping to add time back to peoples roles.
– Australia Post – Lead several channel enablement/digital projects.
– Thermo Fisher Scientific – Introduced electronic data interchange to link large accounts for automation, notification, and live views.
– Introduced social and ethical sourcing with UN and Modern Slavery Act Policies and Guidelines.
– Current client – Financial Services with a Simplify and Negotiation Project. As Project Manager he has delivered a successful savings program with digitisation and procurement planning. Created digital spend hubs, deep dive commercial analysis and added strategic project overlays for operations.
- Melbourne Office