CIPS Australasia Conference and Supply Management Awards - Update: 27 May 2020

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People Development – Westpac New Zealand


WINNER: Westpac New Zealand PROJECT: Tomorrow’s Skills Today - Developing Procurement Resilience

Westpac New Zealand, Commercial Services has been on a journey towards radical reform of its previously traditional sourcing emphasis into a fully functional agile procurement team. Its people development strategy encompasses two key streams: to expand each individual’s capabilities and experience, empowering them to be the best they can be; and to develop and improve the balance of skills in the team to deliver great commercial outcomes and steer the business through rich insights and compelling opportunities.

The outcomes impressed judges. Investment in training exceeds standard training budgets, with business units paying for the development in return for enhanced outcomes. Competency assessments, weekly sprints, a commercial knowledge hub, lean training and the creation of executive packs with projections, options and recommendations to help tell the story and provide compelling cases for change are all delivering outcomes for the business, including multi-million dollar savings, positioning Commercial Services as credible providers and achievers.

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