Conference Day Two - Wednesday 25 March

08:15
Network, drink coffee
08:50
Meet our Chair and set the scene

Jennifer Jarrard
Director, Corporate Member Services
IACCM

LEADING AND MANAGING STRATEGIES TO BUILD, GROW, ENCOURAGE AND EMPOWER
09:00
Work-Life BALANCE vs Work-Life SUCCESS

Naomi opens our day filled with inspiration, motivation, and empowerment. This trailblazer is here to tell you about her own unique journey and how you can own yours.

  • Why you should focus on leading the way, rather than merely managing your day
  • How to lead the way in your own personal and professional journey
  • Understanding what success looks like to you and how to take the next steps towards it

Naomi Lloyd
Director Procurement and External Manufacturing Partnerships Asia Pacific
Campbell Arnott's

09:40
Leadership with a purpose

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence”, Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

A highly-motivated leader with a proven track record in strategy and implementation, Sharon fosters and motivates those around her to achieve their best; whether leading a workplace culture that embodies core values, with a clear vision and purpose or advocating for change.

  • What kind of a leader are you?
  • Applying strategies to build, grow, encourage and empower employees
  • The benefits of investing in personal growth and career progression – and developing your own style
  • Going beyond good intentions, intervening, steering and influencing to make a difference

Sharon Morris
General Manager for Australia & New Zealand
CIPS Australasia

10:10
Tailoring management approaches with future generation employees

Embrace the present for the future; start drawing the roadmap to future success by analysing the people you’ll be passing the baton to. Discover how to adapt your business and management style to make procurement attractive to the next generation.

  • Who will be working for you in the future and why is it necessary to think about that now?
  • Addressing the needs and expectations of today’s workforce to fit with business goals
  • Why enhancing the attractiveness of procurement as a profession for the next generation is essential
  • How to go about hiring and retaining the right talent in the procurement profession
  • The importance of the procurement and supply chain function in your career journey

Taylor Pearce
Procurement Specialist
MLC Life Insurance

10:40
Stretch your legs, network, drink tea or coffee
SUPPLY CHAIN - IMPROVING BUSINESS ETHICS AND IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABILITY
11:10
Is your supply chain 100% ethical? How to make the change…

Outland Denim does business in a way that makes sense for today, tomorrow, and for future generations. Awarded the 2019 Ethical Fashion Report’s A+ rating, they use less water, less energy, and more conscious construction. Every button, rivet, and stitch is carefully selected to minimise impact on the environment and to mitigate the risk of exploitation in their supply chain. From the cotton farm right through to the courier who delivers their jeans, they aim for “Zero Exploitation”. Hear from James about how to improve ethical standards, the pitfalls of product integrity and what the way forward looks like.

James Bartle
Founding Chief Executive Officer
Outland Denim

11:40
Panel discussion: Sustainability AND profitability – discuss!

Sustainability; we all know we need to strive for it but what does it actually look like in today’s world and what does it mean to your business’ bottom line?  Join this session to share sustainability challenges and opportunities:

  • Environmental concerns; how it can really have an impact on your industry?
  • What exactly does a sustainable supply chain look like?
  • Success stories (and where you’ve learnt a few lessons along the way……)
  • Drawing your sustainability roadmap

Moderator:

Jennifer Jarrard
Director, Corporate Member Services
IACCM

Panellists:

James Bartle
Founding Chief Executive Officer
Outland Denim

Anna Lindsay
National Supply Chain Manager
Ruralco Holdings

Gwen Inglis
Chief Procurement Officer
Veolia Australia and New Zealand

12:10
Indigenous procurement

As CEO of Supply Nation, Australia's leading supplier diversity organisation, Laura Berry will discuss the business, economic and social benefits of including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses within Australia's supply chains.

  • Benefits of including local ingenuities
  • Diving deeper into Australia’s supply chains
  • How diverse supply chains bring significant business profits

Laura Berry
Chief Executive Officer
Supply Nation

12:40
Breathe, network, eat lunch
INNOVATION BY MEANS OF PROBLEM SOLVING, NOT INNOVATION FOR THE SHINE AND SAKE OF IT
13:40
Leading useful innovation in your organisation

We all talk about innovation but does it really solve the problem at hand?  Or is it a distraction from meeting today’s needs. 

Anna will share her experience on enabling companies to be forward-thinking for tomorrow but also hit the KPIs of today.

  • Knowing when to innovate
  • What does sustainable innovation look like?
  • Highlighting your challenges and how innovation can solve them

Anna Lindsay
National Supply Chain Manager
Ruralco Holdings

TECHNOLOGY – ARE YOU GETTING AHEAD OR FALLING BEHIND?
14:10
Case study: How Origin Energy is using robots

Science fiction or fact? Many businesses from a wide range of industries are increasingly relying on
a robotic ‘workforce’. Melissa Hayles shares an eye opening case study regarding Origin Energy’s use
of robots. The future is now!

  • Taking the step from turning theory into practice
  • Gaining strategic approaches to transformation – with robots!
  • Comparing traditional procurement methods to the new

Melissa Hayles
ERP Project - Functional Stream Lead (Procurement)
Origin Energy

14:40
Stretch, network, drink more tea or coffee
FLEXIBILITY IN MOVING FORWARDS WITH CHANGE
15:10
The new normal of work

Businesses want to hire talent with adaptability and flexibility, but are these traits also practiced in the workplace? Kath shares how Versa introduced a no-work Wednesday policy where revenue increased by almost 50% and profits almost tripled. How is this possible you may ask? Find out in this session designed to inspire you and your team.

Kath Blackham
Chief Executive Officer
Versa

15:40
Panel discussion: The final word - what does the future of procurement look like?

To some people the future is a far-fetched idea that they either deal with once it arrives or is something that isn’t their problem. To others, the future is a result of strategy and action now. Round up your learnings, takeaways and inspiration with a discussion on what to do today, for tomorrow..

Moderator:

Jennifer Jarrard
Director, Corporate Member Services
IACCM

Panellists:
Coretta Bessi
Chief Procurement Officer
Westpac

Gwen Inglis
Chief Procurement Officer
Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Saija Kuusisto-Lancaster
Chief Procurement Officer
Sandvik Mining and Rock (Finland)

16:20
Chair sum up
16:30
End of Women in Procurement & Supply Chain 2020