8 episodes

The Procurement Podcast is brought to you by Andy Franks and Christophe Barriere-Varju, two passionate procurement professionals.

Join us as we seek to uncover techniques and best practices from leading Procurement Executives and CxO of some of the largest and complex private and public organisations around the world.

As we ask the questions, these executives will present some of the challenges and approaches they have used to unlock some of their most difficult decisions across their organisations.

From insights to best practices, and from common sense approaches to specific methodologies, all will be revealed right here, on The Procurement Podcast.

The Procurement Podcast Andy Franks & Christophe Barriere-Varju

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The Procurement Podcast is brought to you by Andy Franks and Christophe Barriere-Varju, two passionate procurement professionals.

Join us as we seek to uncover techniques and best practices from leading Procurement Executives and CxO of some of the largest and complex private and public organisations around the world.

As we ask the questions, these executives will present some of the challenges and approaches they have used to unlock some of their most difficult decisions across their organisations.

From insights to best practices, and from common sense approaches to specific methodologies, all will be revealed right here, on The Procurement Podcast.

    Episode 008: A Recap of Our 2019 Procurement Guests with Andy and Christophe

    Episode 008: A Recap of Our 2019 Procurement Guests with Andy and Christophe

    The first year of the Procurement Podcast saw a fantastic line up of great guests offering invaluable insights to the Procurement profession. From Procurement within Government Agencies to Performance Procurement, Circular Economy Procurement, Sustainable Procurement, and much much more.

    Take a notepad, listen to our guests and start noting down Procurement ideas and approaches to implement for 2020.

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    Episode 007: High Performance Procurement with Rob Halsall

    Episode 007: High Performance Procurement with Rob Halsall

    High Performance Procurement (HP3)

    In this episode of the Procurement Podcast, we speak with Rob Halsall (former Chief Procurement Officer at Westpac New Zealand) about not just what Procurement is, but how improvements can be made at an individual level.

    Rob Halsall is the Founder and Managing Director of The Executive Athlete whose aims are to provide a range of talent profiling & training solutions, commercial & strategy advisory, as well as corporate coaching options to build creative, adaptable and resilient performance.

    Using a blend of proven contemporary behavioural science and neuro-leadership practice, combined with extensive transformational leadership experience, The Executive Athlete can assist individuals, and in this case -- Procurement Professionals -- achieve organisational outcomes.

    Listen to this podcast as Rob offers some incredible insights!

    About The Executive Athlete
    As Founder and Managing Director of The Executive Athlete, Rob Halsall has coached, developed and led high performing individuals and teams for over a decade and is passionate about assisting others to achieve their personal and professional goals.

    Rob has extensive domestic and international commercial experience working within leading Automotive, Chemicals, Aerospace, Telecommunications, Tertiary and Financial Services organisations. This includes providing leadership within organisational structure and operating models, business strategy, commercial project delivery, end-to-end procurement services and delivering strategic business transformation.
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    Rob is a published author within Procurement and in 2011 he was the youngest recipient globally of the Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (FCIPS). In 2015 Rob was a guest lecturer for the Masters of Commerce & Logistics at The University of Sydney Business School. In 2018 Rob received the 2018 Ernst & Young New Zealand Procurement Professional of the Year award, the 2018 CIPS Australasia Procurement Professional of the Year award and the 2018 Asia Pacific Procurement Leader of the Year award by Procurement Leaders.
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    Rob's greatest pleasure is witnessing the personal and professional growth with the individuals he has worked with.

    Qualifications

    • FCIPS - Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
    • MCIPS - Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
    • MSc Procurement
    • BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology

    Certifications

    • Certified Neuroleadership Practitioner (The About My Brain Institute)
    • Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst (CPBA)
    • Certified Professional Motivators Analyst (CPMA)
    • Certified Professional EQ Analyst (CPEQA)

    About the High Performance Procurement Program (HP3)
    The High Performance Procurement Program will be help on Thursday 27th February 2020 at the Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 -- Australia. Catering is included. Please visit The Executive Athlete website to register for the event.

    The Program Includes:


    • The Evolution of High Performance
    • Successful Self-Leadership Habits
    • Future Proof Your Operating Model
    • List Management & e2e Talent Experience
    • Data Visualisation Strategies
    • Developing Team Creativity & Agility
    • Building Increased Advocacy & Influence​
    Plus guest speaker Christophe Barriere-Varju, co-host of the Procurement Podcast and 4 Time Dakar Rally Competitor & Procurement Consultant.

    Additional Resources:

    • The Executive Athlete Overview
    • Articles
    • Rob Halsall on LinkedIn

    About the Procurement Podcast
    This episode is brought to you by the Procurement Podcast, with Andy Franks (BrightSky ClearMind) and Christophe Barriere-Varju (BvW Global), two passionate Procurement Consultant Professionals.

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    Episode 006: Circular Economy Procurement with Myla Bulaon and Tania Lalor

    Episode 006: Circular Economy Procurement with Myla Bulaon and Tania Lalor

    Circular Economy Procurement

    Circular Economy Procurement is a non-negotiable activity to be undertaken both by Government Agencies, Public and Private Organisations for the future of our generations and for the future of our planet.

    In this Procurement Podcast, Myla Bulaon (NSW Department of Education) and Tania Lalor (Local Government Procurement) speak with Christophe and Andy (Procurement Podcast) and discuss the importance and approaches to embed Circular Procurement as one of the enabler of Circular Economy over the traditional Create + Make + Dispose value creation model.

    In today's world, it is now critical to rethink an organisation initial needs and consider social requirements. This no doubt require an important culture change to our behaviour but also educate the procurement profession in considering the final impact of onset product design and increased product utilisation.

    About Myla Bulaon
    A procurement professional passionate about social outcomes through procurement. Member of the Australian Mirror Committee for ISO 20400 development representing the NSW Public Sector procurement. Myla has also worked with various NSW government agencies helping them incorporate sustainability in their business approach. Myla has advised many other agencies about sustainability and helping them deliver sustainable outcomes through their contracts.

    About Tania Lalor
    As a senior consultant in sustainable procurement with Local Government Procurement, Tania Lalor believes that procurement is the enabler to addressing the world's sustainability challenges. Tania is a member of the Australian Mirror Committee for ISO 20400 development representing the NSW Local Government Sector. In her role with LGP Tania provides guidance, advice and resources to councils assisting them to embed sustainability into their procurement process and has spoken at number local government events on procurement challenges relating to circular economy.

    About the Procurement Podcast
    This episode is brought to you by the Procurement Podcast, with Andy Franks (BrightSky ClearMind) and Christophe Barriere-Varju (BvW Global), two passionate Procurement Consultant Professionals.

    Additional Resources:

    • NSW Circular
    • NSW Circular Economy Policy Statement
    • Circular Economy Policy - NSW EPA
    • Sustainability Advantage - Office of Environment and Heritage
    • National Waste Policy
    • Sustainable Choice | Local Government Procurement
    • Suppliers | Local Government Procurement
    • Sustainable Choice Events | Local Government Procurement
    • Dutch Public Procurement Expertise Centre
    • The Supply Chain School UK
    • Ellen MacArthur Foundation
    • China's new waste import policy (China National Sword) and Recyclables
    • Response to the enforcement of the China National Sword Policy

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    • 53 min
    Episode 005: The Role of Strategic Procurement with Jean-Michel Carriere

    Episode 005: The Role of Strategic Procurement with Jean-Michel Carriere

    In his role of Chief Procurement Officer for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (Australia), Jean-Michel Carriere discusses the role of Procurement as an enabler to achieve strategic objectives.

    As with any Government Agency, there is a level of responsibility dealing with public monies and ensuring that value is achieved to the benefits of tax payers.

    Jean-Michel Carriere also discusses the importance of having a Supplier Development Programme as a conduit for cross-enterprises value creation.

    By setting the correct Procurement Strategy to enable outcomes around:

    1. A customer-centric approach to Procurement;
    2. Strong Category Management;
    3. Governance & Risk Mitigation;
    4. Procurement Capabilities;
    5. Continuous Improvement.

    Finally, Jean-Michel Carriere talks about requirements that the market can understand, assist the market, and ensure that Government Agencies have everything at their disposal to deliver value.

    This Procurement Podcast is brought to you by the Procurement Podcast, with Andy Franks (BrightSky ClearMind) and Christophe Barriere-Varju (BvW Global).

    About the Department of Communities and Justice
    From 1 July 2019, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Department of Justice will be a single department, named the
    Department of Communities and Justice.

    The new department will enable services to better work together to support everyone's right to access justice and other help for families, and promote early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.

    The Department of Communities and Justice will be the lead agency in the new Stronger Communities Cluster.

    The new Stronger Communities Cluster brings together, and replaces, the Family and Communities and Justice Clusters. It brings all government services targeted at achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities under one roof.

    You can still access up-to-date, reliable information on the existing Department of Justice and Department of Family and Community Services websites.

    About the Procurement Podcast
    This episode is brought to you by the Procurement Podcast, with Andy Franks (BrightSky ClearMind) and Christophe Barriere-Varju (BvW Global), two passionate Procurement Consultant Professionals.

    • 49 min
    Episode 004: Sustainable Procurement with Sarah Collins

    Episode 004: Sustainable Procurement with Sarah Collins

    Sustainable Procurement is a growing topic amongst most Australian organisations. Climate Change, Modern Slavery, Circular Economy, Reconciliation are some of the elements that fall within Sustainable Procurement.

    However, many people still do not clearly understand the business imperative that sits behind integrating sustainability into procurement and supply chain management practices.

    As the Head of Procurement at the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC), Sarah Collins is passionate about Procurement and Sustainable Procurement.

    If you are curious about this topic, please listen to Sarah on the Procurement Podcast as she discusses how to get started within your organisation -- including working alongside the ISO 20400 standards to tackle issues such as the environment, human rights, modern slavery, and other social and economic impacts over the entire procurement lifecycle.

    • 56 min
    Episode 003: Procurement's role in Implementing Business Solutions with Jo Bailey

    Episode 003: Procurement's role in Implementing Business Solutions with Jo Bailey

    Andy Franks and Christophe Barriere-Varju from the Procurement Podcast interview Jo Bailey, CEO of Progressive Systems. Jo discusses the role of Procurement and its commercial role in identifying and implementing business solutions.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

MelissaJMcLeod ,

Great Insights

Really enjoy these inspiring podcasts. Thank you!

Brends1978 ,

Excellent insight

As a Procurement manager who is also developing a model within an organisation that has never historically recognised the importance of Procurement management , this has given me some great insights and ideas!

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