Sandra Nagels

Head of Procurement Business Services and People, Australia Post


Sandra Nagels has been working within Procurement for over 15 years and has experience in a range of different industries that include automotive, FMCG, distribution and is currently extending her Procurement experience within the services industry in her role at Australia Post.

Sandra started her career in Belgium with Anixter Logistics, a global distributor of Wire & Cable, Communications products. Having grown within the organisation she was offered the opportunity to move to London (UK) 4 years later to develop further in the Procurement department. Having gained strong Procurement experience, led training courses and complex project teams and having she was asked to lead the integration of the Procurement team within the Product team in Manchester (UK) in 2006. The successful integration led to some well-deserved time off spend travelling in New Zealand which eventually saw Sandra finding a new place to call home in Melbourne (Australia). Once established, Sandra found herself with some great opportunities and strong learning curves at Nissan Motor Company in the capacity of Procurement and later as the National Logistics Manager. Following up with new eSourcing capabilities in the FMCG space at Carlton United Breweries. 2012 saw a move to Australia Post with great opportunities across multiple large projects in divestment, risk management, core product tenders and Supplier Relationship Management, leading all to form a new team as Head Of Procurement, Corporate Services.

Having led complex Procurement projects and teams, Sandra has developed into a flexible leader and quick thinker with a love of a communication, people and strong commercial outcomes. Her particular passion is in a people development capacity, working with people to help them achieve in their roles, and make them part of a successful team. She believes in the power of relationships and communication to drive success in business as well as on a personal level.

Sandra has a Bachelor in Interior Design, which launched an unsuccessful relationship with minute detailed floor plans. Procurement has been the preferred career choice due to the continuous challenge to deliver value to the business in a fast changing world. A passion for shoes, a professional beach bum with a camera and the continuous wrestle with a 4 year old son complete the picture.


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