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Michael has over 10 years of experience in diverse areas such as senior contracts adviser, stakeholder and communications matters with strong commercial and procurement acumen. He has experience in delivering successful and cost-effective client outcomes and is passionate about forging strong and effective relationships.
Michael has a reputation for rapidly building rapport with internal and external stakeholders based on trust and integrity, and working across cultural and language barriers. He has strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to make compelling and persuasive presentations. He has an open, honest, and approachable leadership style, employing a high degree of personal integrity, a positive outlook, a strong and dedicated work ethic, and a focus on negotiated problem solving, and achieving client-focused outcomes. Michael has led multi‑discipline teams in the development and delivery of public relations, commercial, and procurement strategies for some of South Australia’s largest projects.
Michael has a range of experience including commercial and regulatory advisory, bid preparation and management, end to end procurement processes and risk management.
What I love about working in procurement is the people & the process!
- Adelaide Office
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Chris has 20 years’ experience in procurement, shared services and outsourcing with multi-national resources companies. Chris has vast category experience such as engineered equipment, supply chain and logistics, and packaging materials, to Indirect categories including facilities management, professional services, engineering services and HR services.
Most recently, he held the position of Senior Manager Functions Supply with BHP Billiton supporting US$660m of expenditure in BHP’s corporate functions. He managed a procure-to-pay transactional team, driving dramatic improvement in performance against KPI’s including spend-on-contract, purchase order automation, invoice automation and on-time invoice payment. He also established and managed a category management team which achieved US$38m of savings in its first year.
Whilst with ExxonMobil, Chris outsourced engineering design and construction services for the Mobil Oil retail construction program across Australia and New Zealand using an innovative risk sharing “managed services” model. He then led the outsourcing of maintenance services for the 10,000-site ExxonMobil retail service station and convenience store network across Asia Pacific and Japan to a single provider, which incorporated a profit sharing compensation model that incentivised development and implementation of improvement ideas. He was a member of the supplier relationship management steering committee for outsourced real estate services for ExxonMobil’s retail network across Asia Pacific.
Chris has a civil engineering background and enjoys bringing structured problem solving methodologies and project management discipline to address root causes of problems to ensure effective and sustainable solutions that address client needs.
Delivering high quality solutions to my clients is my trademark. The quality I deliver to my clients is the quality that I demanded as a client.
- Melbourne Office