I am a CPO
Chief Procurement Officers are facing a growing level of complexity in their business and in their function. With supply channels growing and diversifying and the risk associated with this, having a well structure, experienced and effective procurement capability is more fundamental and critical than ever.
In order to ensure the ‘C’ level is best equipped to engage with and address these challenges, The Faculty has developed a unique set of leadership and development programs. We encourage you and your senior team to review and participate in these, to ensure you are exposed to the latest thinking, leading practice and knowledge transfer.
To truly compete in today’s complex global economy, companies must transform the way they work with their suppliers, building collaborative partnerships that create sustainable competitiveness.
The CPO Forum is an annual event that was initiated by The Faculty Roundtable five years ago. Our members recognised then, as they do today, that for procurement leaders to inspire their organisations to achieve commercial excellence they need to be inspired by great commercial thinkers themselves. Much like our Roundtable, The Faculty’s objectives in running this annual Forum are therefore to:
- Accelerate the professionalisation of the procurement function across Asia-Pacific
- Challenge procurement to deliver additional shareholder value to their organisations
- Drive greater networking and benchmarking among procurement leaders
- Provide a targeted, unique and challenging leadership development opportunity for CPOs
- Provide a platform for sharing best-practice strategies, learning and market intelligence in a confidential environment
- Provide procurement leaders with an opportunity to discuss what’s at the top of the agenda for the region’s most senior business leaders
Each year our delegates consistently recognise the CPO Forum as the premier procurement leadership event in the region. Below are some comments from previous years:
- “The Forum provided the necessary time and insightful content to challenge my thinking about whether my organisation is well-positioned for the future.”
- “The organisation of the event was probably the best I have experienced.”
- “The Forum's focus on addressing key strategic issues for the profession, premised on a backbone of networking is a unique and very effective model for this kind of activity.”
- “Fantastic range of presentations, excellent presenters and the facilitator was exceptional.”
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In today’s global economy, market intelligence is key to ensuring competitive advantage.
Since early 2006, some of Australia’s most senior procurement leaders have been generating additional value for their organisations through participation in a procurement roundtable.
The Roundtable comprises members from organisations who meet quarterly for open and honest discussion resulting in an energetic output of ideas and actionable projects.
The simple process of sharing ideas and implementation milestones with one another has enabled roundtable members to make a business case for change and then fast-track projects with a lower rate of error.
Professional meeting facilitation ensures all members have the chance to address issues important to their business, as well as sharing with others the ideas and techniques contributing to their own success.
As a member, participants have access to a ready supply of valuable expertise to enhance both their professional and personal skills.
They are also regularly exposed to industry thought-leaders and commentators. The motivation and inspiration this offers provides a catalyst for continued effort.
The Roundtable program also provides networking and professional development opportunities for team members.
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Procurement Executive Program
Organisations worldwide are reviewing their overall supply and sourcing capability as part of their bid to become more competitive, sustainable and socially responsible.
They are realising the critical role of procurement in a market where reducing spend alone is an incomplete means for maintaining a competitive advantage. With procurement leaders gaining greater commercial and strategic influence, there is a critical need for more developed “soft skills” to enable them to lead and work in project teams, work in different business contexts and cultures, and facilitate external supply networks in a global context.
The program was conceived and developed by The Faculty Management Consultants’ Procurement Roundtable in association with Mt Eliza Executive Education, part of Melbourne Business School. The Roundtable is an industry group comprising procurement representatives from some of Australia’s leading organisations.
The Roundtable identified the opportunity to address the specific development requirements of the next generation of procurement leaders by providing access to a customised executive education program.
Whether you are looking to develop your own capability or a senior member of your team, the Procurement Executive Program will deliver a greater understanding of strategic procurement and equip you with the necessary commercial and leadership skills to guide the organisation.
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