Your Benchmark for Procurement Excellence

17 May 2018
18:00 - 23:59
Intercontinental London - The O2
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Raising the bar for procurement excellence

850+ procurement elite from across the globe gathered for the big revelation of the 11th annual World Procurement Awards winners on 17 May 2017.

The prestigious ceremony, hosted by Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville, took place following the World Procurement Congress at The Intercontinental London - The O2. Teams from across the world came together to benchmark their function, celebrate procurement excellence, and recognise the most progressive teams and individuals across 15 categories.

The World Procurement Awards are the most sought-after accolade in procurement, and with each submission enduring a rigorous 3-stage judging process of online judging, peer review and face to face regional debate, we ensure the winners really are the best of the best. Entries will be open for the 2018 programme 7 September 2017, with an entry deadline of 7 December 2017. Meet with the team now and decide which projects and initiatives are worthy of an award this year. Good luck!

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Watch this short video for a quick round up on everything you need to know about the World Procurement Awards. Join the impressive Hall of Fame in 2018 and get the recognition you deserve


2017 Highlights

Take a look at the 2017 highlights to find out what you can expect from the biggest night in the procurement calendar. With 2018 set to be even bigger and better, you won’t be disappointed.


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Procurement Excellence Award Partnered by SAP Ariba

Procurement excellence can be defined as when procurement:


  • Delivers tangible results to the bottom and top line of the business; in terms of cost, risk and value creation;
  • Is a strategic business function with support of the management board;
  • Has key relationships with business stakeholders and is involved in strategic decisions at an early stage;
  • Brings continual improvement to the function and innovation from the supply base;
  • Acts in a responsible and fair manner

Procurement Leader Award Partnered by The Smart Cube


Great procurement leaders inspire, challenge and build great teams around them. They know when to play safe, when to take risks and are passionate supporters of the function. They are visionaries and strategists who are also able to spur on those around them to achieve great things.


The Procurement Leader award is open to all senior executives who have strategic responsibility for their organisation’s procurement function and will recognise how he or she has impacted the wider business and put procurement at the top table in their organisation.

Procurement Team Award Partnered by GEP


This category recognises the team that has worked together to achieve a significant goal. The team will have demonstrated initiative, creativity, and drive to be a positive force for change and improvement in their business.


Judges will be looking for teams with a broad mix of skills, personalities and backgrounds which have worked together to drive world-class performance in procurement.

Read: The Next Frontier in Procurement Transformation

Future Leader Award


Recognising future leaders is crucial to the retention of high-potentials as well as succession planning. These are the individuals who will be leading our procurement functions in the coming years and who will take the procurement profession itself to even greater heights.


This award recognises a future star of procurement whose senior leader believes will go on to achieve great things in the profession. Judges will be evaluating personal drive and determination, business acumen and ingenuity in tackling genuine procurement challenges.

Transformation Award Partnered by h&z


To greater reflect the varying levels of maturity within the procurement function and across all industries, this year, the transformation category will yield three shortlists based on whether your function is:

  • Developing
  • Established
  • Pioneering

Once your entry has been submitted, the Procurement Leaders expert research team will give each entrant company a score to determine maturity level, based on various factors including, company size, region, industry and turnover.

Innovation AwardPartnered by ivalua


Innovation is a popular word which is easily over-used, but in the context of these awards judges will be looking for how procurement organisations have succeeded in one or both of the following two scenarios:


  • Employed innovative new approaches or processes within the procurement function to achieve great results.
  • Helped to develop new product or service functionality/value through the use of recognised procurement levers.

To help our judges score this category, those entering are encouraged to focus on a specific project or initiative which took place during the past 12 months. This might include a specific new tool set, process improvement or product-improvement initiative.

Cross-Functional Collaboration Award


Collaboration with the wider business is crucial if procurement is to make a significant impact; whether that be with finance, product development, operations or marketing or another key business function.


This category will recognise a project or initiative which has collaborated with another function or group of functions at its core and that has delivered tangible commercial benefits. Judges will be looking for specific evidence of success and the role played by procurement in the collaboration.

External Collaboration Award


Procurement is in an excellent position to take advantage of the capabilities that exist in the supply base, and by collaborating with suppliers or other third parties can help both parties to succeed.


This award will recognise the collaborative efforts of an organisation and an external supplier or group of suppliers, which have had a tangible impact. Judges will look for real evidence of success in the form of improved efficiencies, innovative new approaches or product developments, reduced costs or reduced risk, among others.

Learning & Development Award


It is important for staff in any organisation to be supported in their learning and development needs and if done well it is also something that can lead to improved retention and superior results.


Whether developed entirely in house or in partnership with an external provider/institution, this award will recognise procurement functions that are giving their staff a tangible learning journey through their training programme.

CSR Award


With influence over thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of suppliers, this award will recognise the procurement function that has used that influence for a positive effect, while remaining financially responsible.


The award will recognise outstanding social, ethical, environmental and community-focused initiatives and judges will give particular praise to organisations that are using CSR or sustainability to gain competitive advantage.

Supply Chain Initiative Award


This award will be presented to the initiative that has most positively impacted the performance of an organisation’s supply chain. This could be a specific project or a longer-term programme which achieves significant results.

 

Judges will be looking for specific examples of excellence in demand forecasting, logistics, CSR, supply chain risk, on-time-delivery, among others and the impact these have had on the wider business.

Risk Mitigation Award


Managing and mitigating risk is one of the most crucial elements of procurement and with large, complex supply chains, and increasingly onerous regulation, it is a challenge that gets more difficult every year.


This category recognises companies that have mature approaches to supply, reputational or regulatory risk, which have had a tangible impact on the business. Judges will be looking for clear examples of how procurement has managed specific risks, the tools and techniques employed and specific results.

Procurement Employer Award


Being able to attract the best talent into procurement doesn’t only come down to money. High potentials demand to be in an environment of strategic influence, to work in a function which has the full support of corporate leadership.


Judges will be looking for organisations that combine excellent benefits with solid opportunities for career progression and development. At the same time, judges will be looking for evidence of how supportive corporate leaders are to the procurement function.

Procurement Service Provider Award


The vendor community and the work they do to help procurement teams achieve their goals is vital to the overall success and development of the procurement profession.


This category is open to consultancy, outsourcing, recruitment, solutions and technology and training organisations. Companies that believe they provide a high standard of service to their clients. Winners will describe a project implemented for a client that demonstrates value for money, great customer service and positive client feedback. Part of the criteria involves entrants providing a detailed and verifiable client testimonial.

Lifetime Achievement Award


The winner of this award will be a long-time proponent of procurement and a leader of the growth of the procurement function throughout their career. Businesses are welcome to nominate function luminaries, leaders and colleagues.


There is no shortlist for this awards and the winner will be announced on the night. On this occasion, the winner will be informed prior to the event.

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2017 Winners

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Babcock International - winner winners of the Procurement Employer Award

Procurement Employer Award

Winner: Babcock International

PeopleTicker - winners of the Procurement Service Provider Award

Procurement Service Provider Award

Winner: PeopleTicker

GSK - winners of the Supply Chain Initiative Award

Supply Chain Initiative Award

Winner: GSK - Unlocking Untapped Value in the End-to-End Supply Chain

Highly Commended: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust - Scan4Safety

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Winner: Essilor International

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Winner: Essilor International

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IBM - Risk Mitigation Award

Risk Mitigation Award

Winner: IBM

Highly Commended: Express Scripts

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Maersk - winners of the Innovation award

Innovation Award, partnered by Ivalua

Winner: Maersk - Project Holger

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Flex - Learning & Development Award

Learning & Development Award, partnered by bridge][ability

Winner: Flex - Supply Chain Leadership Program

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Brose - winners of the Cross Functional Collaboration award

Cross Functional Collaboration Award, partnered by Icertis

Winner: Brose

Highly Commended: John Lewis Partnership

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Mars Chocolate - winners of the External Collaboration Award

External Collaboration Award

Winner: Mars Chocolate

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Transformation Awards, partnered by h&z

IBM - winners of the Transformation Award

Transforming Extern al Partnerships - Pioneering business impact

Winner: IBM

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Amcor - winners of the Transformation Award

Internal Transformation - Establishing the function

Winner: Amcor

Highly Commended: Swiss Re

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Citrix Systems - winners of the Transformation Award

Cross Functional Transformation - Developing strong internal relationships

Winner: Citrix Systems

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Malaysia Airlines - winners of the Procurement Team Award

Procurement Team Award, partnered by GEP

Winner: Malaysia Airlines

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Krisztina Jedzinak, Citi - winner of the Future Leader Award

Future Leader Award, partnered by Capita

Winner: Krisztina Jedzinak, Citi

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Alexandra Lopez, Cisco - winner of the Procurement Leader Award

Procurement Leader Award, partnered by The Smart Cube

Winner: Alexandra Lopez, Cisco

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Owens Corning - winners of the Procurement Excellence Award

Procurement Excellence Award, partnered by SAP Ariba

Winner: Owens Corning

Highly commended: GSK

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Tom Linton, CPO, Flex - winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Tom Linton, CPO, Flex

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Past Winners

Procurement Employer

Mars

Procurement Service Provider

DSJ Global

Supply Chain Initiative

Flex

Corporate Social Responsibility

Roche

Public Sector

Ministry of Economic Development & Trade, Ukraine

Risk Mitigation

Flex

Innovation Award

Johnson & Johnson

Learning & Development

Delphi Automotive

Procurement Leaders Academy Alumni

Volvo

Cross Functional Collaboration

Philips

External Collaboration

SABMiller

Transformation Award

City of Gold Coast

Procurement Team

Brose

Future Leader Award

Bekki Peters

Procurement Leader Award

Marcos Saraiva

Procurement Excellence Award

Husqvarna

Lifetime Achievement Award

Detlef Schultz

Procurement Excellence

Atos

Procurement Leader

Kylie Towie, WA Health

Highly Commended - Andrew Newnham, ITV

Procurement Employer

Sony Electronics

Highly Commended - Roche

Supply Chain Initiative

Delphi

Highly Commended - Fujitsu

Procurement Service Provider

Fieldglass

Risk Mitigation

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Public Sector

The Hyde Group

Highly Commended - Transport for London

Cross-Functional Collaboration

SABMiller

Highly Commended - Direct Line Group

Innovation

Brose Fahrzeugteile

Learning & Development

Roche

Transformation

Cancer Research UK

Highly Commended - Babcock International Group

Procurement Team

Nike - Europe Procurement Team

Future Leader

Charmaine Tan, AIG

CSR

BT

Highly Commended - Roche

External Collaboration

Tesco

Highly Commended - Kimberly-Clark

Lifetime Achievement

Shelley Stewart, CPO, DUPONT

Procurement Excellence

Delphi

Procurement Leader

Scott Wharton, Citigroup

Best Procurement Employer

BuyIn

Supply Chain Initiative

Husqvarna

Procurement Service Provider

epi Consulting

Risk Mitigation

Vale

Public Sector

North East Procurement, UK

Cross-Functional Collaboration

GSK

Innovation

GSK

Learning & Development

LABB Mangement Services

Transformation

Kimberly-Clark

Procurement Team

Rolls Royce

Future Leader

Taran Hay, E. & J. Gallo Winery

CSR

E. & J. Gallo Winery

External Collaboration

Anglo American & Weir Minerals

Lifetime Achievement

Don Klock

Procurement Excellence

Unilever

Procurement Leader

Cynthia Dautrich, Kimberley Clark

Best Procurement Employer

Mars

Procurement Champion

HP, Marty Homlish

Procurement Service Provider

Newton Europe

Risk Mitigation

Delphi

Public Sector

Essex County Council

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Buhler

Innovation

Roche

Learning & Development

Telus

Transformation

Blackberry

Procurement Team

Procter & Gamble

Future Leader

Mathew Moore, Director, Global Corporate Sourcing and Procurement, Blackberry

CSR

Lafarge Tarmac

External Collaboration

Rio Tinto

Lifetime Achievement

John Paterson

Procurement Excellence

Deutsche Post DHL

Procurement Leader

Sidney Johnson, Delphi

People development

Dairy Crest

Public Sector

NHS Midlands and East

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Kraft Foods Europe

Innovation

Kraft Foods Europe

Best use of technology

HP

Transformation

Reed Elsevier

Procurement Team

Kimberly-Clark

CSR

Unilever

External Collaboration

BP and Bovis Lend Lease

Procurement Excellence

Unilever

Transformation

Delphi

Procurement Leader

Detlef Schultz, Vodafone

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Premier Foods

People Development

Anglo American

Innovation

Thames Water Utilities

Best use of technology

Delphi

Procurement Team

Reed Elsevier

Partnership award

H. J. Heinz

CSR

Tata Steel

Procurement Excellence

A. P. Moller-Maersk Group

Procurement Leader

Hans Melotte, CPO, Johnson & Johnson

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Astrazeneca

People Development

Siemens

Innovation

Syngenta

Best use of technology

A. P. Moller-Maersk Group

Procurement Team

Sainsbury’s

CSR

BT

Procurement Excellence

Proctor & Gamble

Procurement Leader

Esam Mousli, Saudi Aramco

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Merck-Sharp & Dohme

People Development

Diageo

Innovation

Saudi Aramco

Best use of technology

IBM

Procurement Team

Olympic Delivery Authority

CSR

National Grid

Procurement Excellence

DHL

Future Leader

Mark Edwards, BP

Cross-Functional Collaboration

North West Procurement Hub

Innovation

Southern Water

People Development

HSBC

CSR

Marks & Spencer

Innovation

HP

Future Leader

Lucy Haighway, BT

Excellence

BAE Systems

CSR

Vodafone

People Development

France Telecom

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