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The Faculty
  SPRING 2012    

X2  - Multiplying the X Factor

Why are some procurement functions able to deliver game changing value, while others are locked in a perpetual cycle of cost downs and tactical tasks? 

Accelerate Category Value Delivery

The search to deliver significant procurement value and identify new value streams is never-ending. 

The Faculty’s Category Management Accelerator (CMA) is an interactive two-day workshop aimed at assisting procurement professionals to identify and deliver enhanced value streams from their organisations most important spend categories.

Blending theory with practical sessions, guest speakers and networking opportunities, this is your only opportunity to attend CMA in 2012. 

When:  30 & 31 October 2012

Where: The Faculty, 502 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 

Cost: $2,350 + 10% GST = $2,585



To discuss your capability requirements, please contact Training Coordinator, Karen Hill on +61 3 9654 4900, or via

When it comes to procurement teams, there are numerous factors which distinguish ‘the best’ from ‘the rest’.


Procure for a Cause

The smartest CEOs know the competitiveness of the business and the health of the community in which they operate are closely tied.  The rise of ‘social procurement’ is now giving businesses the opportunity to disband their sponsorships department and empower their procurement teams to put their money where their mouth is - spending corporate dollars with the companies, communities and people that have a social, not only a business objective. 



Know You're Right

Do you remember your first day in the role and how daunting it was to sort fact from fiction, data from noise and reality from perception?

Even today, do you KNOW that you are getting what you are paying for, or do you simply hope that what is actually happening is the outcome you are after?



Mind the Gap

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. The moment a new employee walks in the door, the clock starts ticking with judgements and opinions rapidly formed on both sides.  

In a hotly contested procurement market, attracting, selecting and engaging the brightest talent can be gruelling. 



The Art of Procurement

Considered one of Australia’s best kept secrets, The Brett Whitely studio in Surrey Hills was recently the setting for a unique gathering of Sydney’s leading CPOs. 

Sydney Roundtable members and their guests were treated to an exclusive viewing of the studio which was once workplace and home to the famed Australian artist and two-time Archibald Prize winner. 




Amazing but true, more than a decade into the professionalisation of procurement, Australia is experiencing a surge in the number of greenfield procurement opportunities and transformation of brownfield sites.  

In response to this demand, The Faculty has appointed Andrew Cordner as Director of Consulting.  



Five Things The Faculty Are Working On

It is full steam ahead at The Faculty. Here are just a handful of the projects that have been keeping the team busy: 

Global Category Management Roll Out:  Half way across the world in Chile, Principal Consultant Robert Pease delivered a tailored category management training program for a global resources business. 


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