Common Interest Groups

PASA CONNECT is about building networks of members based on common interest groups. These groups may be based on seniority or responsibility such as CPO or Future leaders, by category – direct or indirect, or by specific issues. The benefit people gain from interacting with others with the same interests and responsibilities is vastly greater than that obtained through general networking.

Member Profiles

When members first join each member of the team will be asked to complete an online profile that identifies their areas of responsibility and interests. This profile enables PASA to organize members into common interest groups to plan a forward schedule of events, round-tables or virtual meetings and ensure that we only communicate with you about matters that you have declared an interest in.


By Seniority/Responsibility

  • CPO/Head of Procurement
  • Senior Manager/Member of Leadership Team
  • Middle management
  • Expert
  • Junior 

By Seniority/Responsibility

  • Travel
  • Energy
  • Facilities
  • Marketing Services (including Print) 
  • Professional Services
  • Contingent/Contract Labour
  • ICT
  • 3rd Party Logistics (3PL)
  • Fleet & Fuel
  • Packaging

By Direct Categories and Sectors

Given the diverse range of possible direct categories it is impossible to list them here. As the membership grows, with more members coming on from similar sectors, we envisage forming direct category groups and sector-based groups. In the short-term those managing direct categories will be primarily served by the topic-based groups below.

Topic-based Groups

This list is by no means exhaustive and is published purely to illustrate the kinds of issues or topics that we see groups forming around. Members will have the opportunity at all times to suggest additional topics that they would be interested in forming a group on.

  • Leadership
  • Procurement excellence/capability development
  • Procurement automation
  • P2P
  • Project management
  • Contracting & Contract Managemen
  • SRM (includes supplier enabled innovation)
  • Supplier Performance Management
  • CSR/Sustainability/Social Procurement
  • International Sourcing
  • Capex procurement
  • Analytics
  • Market intelligence
  • Market approaches
  • ‘Soft Skills’ – influencing, change management etc.
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Procurement KPIs and reporting