Slaying sacred cows in the IT category – A procurement CASE STUDY (VIRTUAL)

Session held on 25th February

About this session

Like any other category, IT has its fair share of sacred cows and working myths. 

The La Trobe University procurement team faced an established IT programme when it began a review of IT spend across 

Transforming the way the University worked with its IT suppliers, the procurement team harnessed stakeholder relationships then introduced and embedded SRM strategy to the category to see savings rocket past aspirational targets and save a fortune. 

Learn how the La Trobe Procurement team approached the challenge and how they tackled specific issues along the way … 

Your expert presenter 

Andrew Peacock is the incumbent Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at La Trobe University.  Andrew transitioned from a Quality Assurance role to Procurement in 2001 with a large UK based Pharmaceutical Packaging Manufacturer.

In 2005 he relocated to join Shell New Zealand as Procurement Manager supporting the Retail Business and Shell New Zealand’s Corporate Services categories. This role developed into managing Retail Procurement across New Zealand, Australia and Asia Pacific.

In 2010, Andrew was seconded to take up the role of Procurement Manager across Shell’s Australian Sales and Marketing Businesses including Retail, Lubricants, Marine, Aviation and Bitumen. When the sale of Shell Australia’s downstream businesses to Vitol occurred in 2014, Andrew was repatriated to Shell New Zealand, but returned to Melbourne to take up his current role at La Trobe University.


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Keywords case study, category mgt, IT procurement
Category IT / ICT
Topic / Interest Category Insights, IT/ICT
Type Presentations, Virtual Round-table Recording
Role N/A
Date Entered 26/02/2021