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The Procurement Podcast
49 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Episode 014: MECLA - Reducing Embodied Carbon in the Building & Construction Industry with Monica Richter and Hudson Worsley
Reducing Embodied Carbon in the Building & Construction Industry with Monica Richter and Hudson Worsley.In this episode of the Procurement Podcast, Andy Franks and Christophe Barriere-Varju speak with Monica Richter and Hudson Worsley to introduce MECLA and the purpose of the Alliance.MECLA stands for Materials & Embodied Carbon Leaders' Alliance which is a collaboration of organisations that have come together to drive reductions in embodied carbon in the building and construction industry.MECLA seeks to align with the Paris Agreement targets and principles of the circular economy and recognise that the building and construction sector is a complex ecosystem.As you listen to this podcast we will touch on some of the key MECLA initiatives such as:Demonstrating a clear demand and activating supply of low embodied carbon materials.Developing common language for design specifications, procurement guidelines and tendering criteria as standard practice for government agencies and companies.Better understanding and/or developing where appropriate benchmarking tools, measurements, implementation guides and practice notes, such as EPDs, LCAs, BIMs, definitions, principles and simplifying tools.Knowledge sharing through best practice education, case studies, myth-busting, demonstrations, and supporting innovation in materials and processes as part of a pre-competitive approach.Helping to manage industry’s climate transition risks, risks associated with adopting innovative materials and the required skills development.Focussing on priority materials; steel, cement and concrete, and aluminium due to their carbon intensity.A must-listen podcast on this extremely important topic for our planet. For more information or to participate in the MECLA initiative, please contact Monica Richter at MRichter@wwf.org.auDisclaimer: BvW Global and its director Christophe Barriere-Varju (Co-host of the Procurement Podcast) is a founding Partner of MECLA.About Monica RichterMonica Richter is an economist and social ecologist with extensive experience in environmental sustainability with an interest in the role of business in accelerating the uptake of low and zero carbon solutions.Recent career highlights include establishing the Business Renewables Centre – Australia, deep engagement in WWF’s PandaLabs Innovation Program, and running the Science Based Targets Initiative in Australia, getting companies to set ambitious long term greenhouse gas emission reduction targets aligned with a 2oc/1.5oC pathway, in partnership with Global Compact Network Australia.Monica recently collaborated with the NSW government and Lendlease to launch reports on the need to tackle embodied carbon in the building and construction industry and Materials Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA).Monica is a thought leader and has been invited to participate in many forums and conferences as both a speaker and a chair. Monica is a graduate of the Future Directors program, a Board Member of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Chair of the Mercury Centre collaborative enterprise catalyst, and board member of Pingala.Monica Richter on LinkedIn.About Hudson WorsleyHudson Worsley is a co-founder of the sustainability consultancy Presync, specialising in innovative energy solutions for the property sector, climate mitigation and adaptation.His career started as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen’s utilities team before the sustainability bug bit, and he then worked inside TransGrid's Risk and Audit Team before moving into sustainability in the development industry. He has led the sustainability team in Stockland’s residential business and in 2015 he led and wrote the City of Sydney’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.Hudson has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business and Masters of Environmental Management. He led the work for Presync to become a certified BCorp in 2017.In 2020, Hudson co-authored The Time is Now: Decarbonising Building and Construction Materials. This stakeholder research laid the foundation for the formation of MECLA, of which he is chair.Hudson Worsley on LinkedIn.About the Procurement PodcastThis 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.Think your colleagues might be interested? Please share this Procurement Podcast!
34 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Episode 013: How to Focus Procurement Activities with Jody Rowe
How to Focus Procurement Activities with Jody Rowe.With years of expertise in the Oil & Gas industry, Jody Rowe is the CEO of both Rowe Advisory (resource advisory firm) and Promitheia Procurement, providing procurement online solutions that support procurement professionals.Jody shares her views about how Covid-19 forced businesses to better manage risks and into the obvious cost reduction activities and why any Procurement activities should start with a good plan.With Covid-19 raising the profile of Procurement it has also highlighted the need for strong governance with the focus on the essential of having a good "Procurement Plan" in order to focus resources on high value / high risk spend -- and the importance of getting the basics right. It has raised the profile of businesses to manage risk, whether it's supply chain risk, or managing contracts to get that value out of it.Andy Franks (Procurement Podcast Co-Host) enquires as to where Procurement should sit in an organisation and its implications regarding how the procurement is regarded.Christophe Barriere-Varju (Procurement Podcast Co-Host) asks whether companies have gained or lost productivity with allowing remote work.A fascinating interview with plenty of good insights to be gained for all procurement professionals, from entry levels to career long professionals.About Jody RoweJody is an accomplished specialist in the resources sector over 30 years’ experience gaining a strategic view of the market, its needs and opportunities for growth and continuous cost improvements.A current Non-Executive Director for Strike Energy Limited and previous work experience includes senior Commercial roles in Australia and the United Kingdom working with organizations such as BG Group-QGC, Santos, Rio Tinto and Barrick Gold with particular focus and activity on mega projects GLNG and QCLNG and large scale mining operations.A subject matter expert and tactical adviser for business development, contracts, procurement, tenders, negotiations and reviews where risk is significant. A strength is the conceptual and analytical ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity that often accompanies high profile projects and companies.Jody is a strong advocate for the Contracts and Procurement profession, Local Content, Women’s networking and Emerging Talent, presenting at APPEA September 2013, Major Construction Conference October 2013 and Oil and Gas Procurement Leaders November 2013.Jody is the Chief Executive Officer of Rowe Advisory and Promitheia Procurement.Jody Rowe on LinkedIn.About the Procurement PodcastThis 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.Think your colleagues might be interested? Please share this Procurement Podcast!
46 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Episode 012: Using Procurement Collaboration to Improve an Organization with Paul McCarthy
Using Procurement Collaboration to Improve an Organization with Paul McCarthy.Paul McCarthy talks about buying products and services in a way that is effective, not necessarily cheap, but the best for your company, the best for right now, and the best for the future. Paul talks about a huge procurement knowledge gap that began with procurement employees that began their career post the 2008-09 financial crisis. With 10 years of expertise to 2019-2020, and a market now in decline, the focus is still buying as cheap as possible, but at the same time this approach expedites the decline of the market in the paper industry due to poor(er) profitability of its participants. And with COVID-19 coming along, the decline of the market has been even more dramatic.McCarthy regularly challenges his organization to look for everything and anything that is other than magazines and newspapers. He regular asks his staff -- quote -- "find ways to replace plastic with paper, don't ask children, ask your parents. Remember when fish was wrapped in paper not plastic?"Only by adopting a collaborative approach, paradigm shifts can occur, new uses of products can be identified and keep organizations alive. Finally, by ensuring all functions work in sync toward the same end goal -- and getting employees to buy into this paradigm shift, everyone should be able to sell the organisation. About Paul McCarthyManaging Director SCA Graphic Paper UK Limited. Driving sustainability in print and paper from the forest to the office. SCA £10.7bn turnover brands include GraphoCote, GraphoInvent and GraphoNews. McCarthy has spent 12 years in paper sales, most recently as publishing sales manager at Sappi Fine Paper Europe. Prior to joining the paper trade he worked in magazine production and was commercial production manager at Condé Nast.Paul McCarthy on LinkedIn.About the Procurement PodcastThis 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.Think your colleagues might be interested? Please share this Procurement Podcast!
52 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Episode 011: The Role of Procurement in the Banking Industry with Tony Crane
The Role of Procurement in the Banking Industry with Tony Crane.In this episode of the Procurement Podcast we talk about the Role of Procurement in the Banking and Financial Industry and the impact the Bank's Supply Chain has onto the end consumer.During our conversation with Tony Crane, we uncover some hidden areas that Banks can explore to continuously add value to their vertical supply chain, and how difficult it is to articulate the customers benefits -- often emotional -- and then being able to deliver a real customer experience.About Tony CraneTony has worked in the Financial Services industry for over 24 years having started his career as a cashier with Nationwide in 1996. Since then he has worked in leadership roles at Barclays, RBS, Santander, Bank of Ireland, Lloyds and a range of smaller FS institutions and start-ups. Tony speaks frequently in the UK & around Europe on the topic of Customer Experience and the impact societal change will have on the Financial Services Industry.Tony Crane on LinkedIn.About the Procurement PodcastThis 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.Think your colleagues might be interested? Please share this Procurement Podcast!
56 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Episode 010: Advanced & Strategic Procurement with Mario Adamo
Advanced and Strategic Procurement with Mario Adamo.In this episode of the Procurement Podcast we talk about Advanced and Strategic Procurement with Mario Adamo.Brace yourself for an almost hour-long in depth conversation with Procurement defined as "Optimising price, availability, reliability, innovation, TCO in consultation with stakeholders and where Procurement is embedded into the organisation as a 'complex and strategic' fact based function."And in Mario's words, "Procurement is to be able to think at the next level and bring all the pieces together into concise and well articulated plans."Mario Adamo's is the founder and Managing Director of AVA Consulting Partners and has over 20 years of International Procurement and Supply Chain experience in line roles and consulting having worked at companies such as McKinsey & Company, General Motors, Foster;s Group, AT Kearney and corProcurement across a wide range of industries -- FMCG, Mining, Oil & Gas, Phamaceutical, Manufacturing, Transport/Logistics, Automotive, and Government.About AVA Consulting PartnersMario Adamo on LinkedInAVA Consulting Partners -- Sustainable Capability Building, Dynamic Coaching Approach, Clever and PracticalAbout the Procurement PodcastThis 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.Think your colleagues might be interested? Please share this Procurement Podcast!
26 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Episode 009: High Performance Procurement Program - HP3 Event
High Performance Procurement Program - HP3 EventIn this episode of the Procurement Podcast we speak with attendees of the High Performance Procurement Program (HP3) developed and presented by Rob Halsall.Listen to the valuable information and feedback from:Dave Dellow - Contract and Commercial Manager Group Procurement at QBE Insurance;Rey Louw, Head of Procurement & Property at Alinta Energy;Kara Watson - Customer Interactions at Westpac;Marie Viant - Procurement Manager, IT & Professional Services at Origin Energy;Thomas Poulton - Global Portfolio Lead at Macquarie Group;Avneel Naidu - Senior Commercial Manager at Westpac;Zoe Lin - Senior Category manager at Westpac;Juan Casas - Procurement Specialist at Alinta Energy.About the High Performance Procurement Program (HP3)Due to COVID-19, The High Performance Procurement Program is now available via Virtual Platform Delivery. For more information on how to build creative, adaptable & resilient performance & sustainable results, please visit https://www.theexecutiveathlete.comThe Program Includes:The Evolution of High PerformanceSuccessful Self-Leadership HabitsFuture Proof Your Operating ModelList Management & e2e Talent ExperienceData Visualisation StrategiesDeveloping Team Creativity & AgilityBuilding Increased Advocacy & InfluenceAdditional Resources:The Executive Athlete OverviewArticlesRob Halsall on LinkedInAbout the Procurement PodcastThis 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.Think your colleagues might be interested? Please share this Procurement Podcast!
17 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
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.
48 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
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 AthleteAs 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.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.Rob's greatest pleasure is witnessing the personal and professional growth with the individuals he has worked with.QualificationsFCIPS - Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & SupplyMCIPS - Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & SupplyMSc ProcurementBSc (Hons) Business Information TechnologyCertificationsCertified 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 PerformanceSuccessful Self-Leadership HabitsFuture Proof Your Operating ModelList Management & e2e Talent ExperienceData Visualisation StrategiesDeveloping Team Creativity & AgilityBuilding Increased Advocacy & InfluencePlus guest speaker Christophe Barriere-Varju, co-host of the Procurement Podcast and 4 Time Dakar Rally Competitor & Procurement Consultant.Additional Resources:The Executive Athlete OverviewArticlesRob Halsall on LinkedInAbout the Procurement PodcastThis 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.Think your colleagues might be interested? Please share this Procurement Podcast!
54 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
Episode 006: Circular Economy Procurement with Myla Bulaon and Tania Lalor
Circular Economy ProcurementCircular 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 BulaonA 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 LalorAs 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 PodcastThis 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 CircularNSW Circular Economy Policy StatementCircular Economy Policy - NSW EPASustainability Advantage - Office of Environment and HeritageNational Waste PolicySustainable Choice | Local Government ProcurementSuppliers | Local Government ProcurementSustainable Choice Events | Local Government ProcurementDutch Public Procurement Expertise CentreThe Supply Chain School UKEllen MacArthur FoundationChina's new waste import policy (China National Sword) and RecyclablesResponse to the enforcement of the China National Sword PolicyThink your colleagues would be interested? Share this Procurement Podcast!
49 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
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 JusticeFrom 1 July 2019, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Department of Justice will be a single department, named theDepartment 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 PodcastThis 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.
56 minutes | May 16, 2019
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.
45 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
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.
41 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
Episode 002: Responsive suppliers in Government with Rod Lambert
Andy Franks and Christophe Barriere-Varju from the Procurement Podcast interview Rodney Lambert, Procurement Manager of NSW Fire Service. Rod offers fascinating insights of his procurement management approach and the importance placed on having responsive suppliers.
24 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
Episode 001: The Procurement Podcast - Your hosts, Andy Franks and Christophe Barriere-Varju
Listen to our first Procurement Podcast where Andy Franks and Christophe Barriere-Varju discuss some of the procurement topics they will be discussing during their interviews with leading Procurement Executives.
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