Leadership in developing and delivering strategic greenfield and transformational procurement programs. Recent roles include General Manager – Procurement, with $1B+ spend under management, accountable for capital and recurring expenditure in direct and indirect categories, analytics, reporting, budgeting, P2P, and project management.
Over 20 years experience gained in Telecommunications, Utilities, Construction, FMCG, Mining Oil Gas, Automotive and Agriculture sectors.
With a focus on risk management, governance, probity and building effective teams, key skills include the ability to build and maintain internal and external stakeholder relationships, leading high level negotiations, commercial pragmatism, centralised and decentralised procurement processes, project/program management, change management, process engineering and implementation, procure to pay, outsourcing, off-shoring, supply chain management, supplier relationship management and low cost country sourcing.
Sam’s experience extends internationally with direct and relevant experience in SE Asia, South America, and Europe. His hallmark is developing and delivering commercially sustainable strategic outcomes, aligned to business objectives, without disrupting business as usual.