Stuart Smith

Chief Procurement Officer - APAC, Cushman & Wakefield


Stuart has over 20 years’ experience in the procurement industry, with 18 years of that time spent in the property sector. He has held a range of property and procurement responsibilities with major client organisations, including global financial institutions, retail, defence contractors and commercial office developments and across a mix of government and private sector leaders.

Professional Expertise
• Property & Facilities Management • Construction Management
• Operational Efficiency Leadership • Procurement
o Corporate Services
o Facilities Services
o Professional Services
o Design & Construction
o Technology
o As well as full department back of house and governance capability development

Key Relevant Experience
• Responsible for development and implementation of outsourcing strategies to support the commercial and operationally efficient management of Capital Replacement of supermarket equipment and assets.
• Led the operational efficiency program covering all supermarket group facilities throughout Australia. Converting single digit savings from procurement into double-digit % savings through hybrid strategies of operational pragmatism and sophisticated vendor performance leadership.
• Developed and drove traction in the whole of group collaboration of multi-brand and multi-service outsourcing strategies, which optimised negotiation leverage and on-site seamless solutions for field stakeholders (staff, council, and public).
Clients Served
• Coles Group • Westpac • Level Crossing Rail Authority • ANZ
• Bouygues UK (PPP and FM developer) • BAE Systems • Fitness First

Education & Qualifications
• Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
• Master of International Procurement – KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux, France
• Qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
• Lean Six-Sigma (Black Belt)
• Prince2 Project Management
• Agile / Scrum Project Management
• Master of Property
• Bachelor of Science (Geography) – University of Portsmouth

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