Secret to a successful CIPS Supply Management Awards entry revealed_2

13 August 2010

15 August 2010

Have you ever wondered what makes a CIPS Supply Management Awards winner?

Come along to the CIPS annual conference in London on 23 September and hear four previous winners discuss their transformation projects: what they did, how they sold it internally and how they dealt with challenges. It could make all the difference to your future entries.

The four winners – Matt Oxley, Guy Bruce, Paula Gildert and Alison Parker – will form a panel to answer your questions and discuss making a difference to your organisations, as well as how winning an award affected theirs.

Guy Bruce, strategic director of procurement and supply chain at Interserve, was group procurement director and commercial and business transformation director at Homeserve between 2006 and 2009. The company picked up the overall award in 2008.

Paula Gildert is former head of research and development procurement at AstraZeneca, and the recently appointed head of development strategic sourcing at Novartis. Last year AstraZeneca won two awards – for best purchaser-supplier collaboration for an outsourcing deal and international purchasing project of the year for work to transform the company’s packaging procurement. In 2007, the company also clinched the best use of technology award.

Matt Oxley, group director, procurement and property, at General Healthcare Group, was formerly associate director, property and procurement, at Nuffield Hospitals, which won the overall award in 2006 and Alison Parker is head of supply management for the UK, Europe and Middle East at HSBC. The bank collected CIPS Supply Management gongs in 2005, 2006 and 2009.

The theme of the conference “Driving business, delivering opportunity, directing the future” will cover issues facing buyers including profile-raising, gaining influence, reputation, relationships and innovation.

It will provide a central forum for sharing positive experiences and best practice for those working in a much-altered environment.

Click here for details and to book your place.


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