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The evolving world of procurement; are you fit for the future?


The evolving world of procurement; are you fit for the future? 

The world is changing at an ever increasing pace, with shifts in markets happening at lightening pace; technological developments offering new solutions to old challenges and creating demands on our supply chains from distribution to the social and economic. The political uncertainties present even more challenges to our increasingly complex supply chains and traditional product life cycles have been replaced by a phenomenon where products, services and solutions seem to super-nova in and out of existence. So how does procurement keep up with all of this and continue to add value for the business and its customers?

Now, more than ever, the profession needs to be fit for the future. The traits of procurement leaders are evolving, EI and communication skills are playing an increasingly important role, disruption is no longer the buzz word – it’s everyday reality. This event will look at the challenges and opportunities presented by these change drivers and provide insights into how procurement can become the architect of innovation. Senior practitioners from leading organisations will explore the theme of advancing the need for agile procurement. Join us for this exclusive event kindly hosted by Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd.

Date: Friday 15 September 2017
Venue: Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
Fee: Members - £10.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person


41 Places left - Booking ends on Wednesday 13 September 2017


Members and non-members welcome to attend.


13.30  -    Registration and networking
14.00   -   

Welcome - Event Chair
Mark Lamb - General Manager, CIPS Australasia

14.10   -    Bringing out the best in procurement people: Commercial and close to the business
Joerg Wienke - Vice President Contracting and Procurement Downstream, Shell
14.30   -    Adopting digital technology to exceed stakeholder expectation
Benjamin Wee, Resort World Sentosa
15.00  -   

Innovation and technology
Speaker to be confirmed

15.30  -    Networking break
15.50  -    Recruitment market: procurement state of play
Robert Wisdom - Team Manager, Hays Recruiting
16.10  -    Panel discussion: career progression: the way to procurement leadership
17.00  -    Close with networking reception
18.30  -    End


Mark Lamb - General Manager, CIPS Australasia

He has worked across various industries for more than 25 years in various management roles, both locally and globally, with a range of experiences in different environments including procurement. Originally in banking, he transitioned to more broadly based financial services focusing initially on insurance and risk management. He has held a number of strategy and consulting roles, especially in relation to key areas such as leadership and team building, with proven business, strategy and operation skills. Much of his consulting was focused on the areas of professionalism - quality improvement and change management – both internally and externally. He has assisted many organisations to transition into new strategies and methodologies.

Many years of management consulting experience with a professional consulting services firm taught him key analytical skills as well as the importance of applied research. He also learnt the importance of developing teams through leadership, interpersonal and people management skills. In addition, working as a management consultant taught him how to develop strategies for companies by identifying and capitalising on competitive advantage.


Joerg Wienke - Vice President Contracting & Procurement Downstream

Joerg joined Shell Information Technology in 1991; by degree he is a Computer Scientist in combination with Economics. He later spent three years in Marketing with the Chemicals business. During his next 16 years, Joerg moved to the Retail business where he worked in several functions including Strategy, Sales & Marketing. He became General Manager for Retail in DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland).

Joerg then spent 2 years working in the “Downstream One” organizational change project including clustering country businesses in Europe, rolling out standardized global processes to reduce cost and complexity, introducing new technology such as the Global SAP system as well as driving behavioural change. In 2014 he was appointed global VP Downstream Operational Excellence.

Joerg took on the role of Vice President Contracting & Procurement Downstream in February, 2017. He is married with two daughters and in his spare time enjoys sports such as sailing, swimming, skiing and rowing.


Benjamin Wee - Procurement , Resorts World at Sentosa

Benjamin has 18 years of experience in procurement, supply chain management and logistics. He has broad experience in various industries, mainly consumer electronics, petrochemical and semiconductor. He is a change agent and led many transformational projects in various companies. He served as the business process and compliance leader for Motorola Mobility, SABIC APAC and Resorts World at Sentosa. As a member of Change Control board at Motorola, he was a key influencer in transforming Motorola’s Supplier Relationship Management system (known as MOTISS). He is also a strong advocate of sustainable procurement practices and an active volunteer at CIPS Singapore branch.

Mark is an executive manager who thrives when working in a team environment. His goal is to apply the expertise of CIPS along with his own passion for excellence in order to professionalise their people and systems and as a result, improve and grow their organisations.


Robert Wisdom - Team Manager, Hays Recruiting

With over 14 years’ experience recruiting all levels of roles in procurement and supply Robert has an extensive background of the role that the profession plays within an organisation.

Being based in Singapore for over 5 years his understanding of the current job market in the region for the profession is very broad, and he is well placed to be able to advise both employer and employee to get the best result for both.


£30 + VAT for non-members
£10 + VAT for CIPS members.


Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
The Metropolis, Tower 1
Singapore 138588

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