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Gordon Donovan

Intelligent Spend Evangelist at SAP

Melbourne, Australia

Having qualified with a graduate diploma in 1996 and achieving a master’s in strategic procurement, Gordon is widely recognized as a Fellow of CIPS and for his extensive work in procurement as both a practitioner and consultant in the UK and Australia.
Gordon has delivered procurement transformations, strategy development, cost savings, process and service improvements across a wide variety of categories and industries.
Gordon has also designed and implemented a range of assessment regimes to understand the current and future capability requirements for procurement teams. He is a sought-after speaker, writer and presenter, and also a licensed SDI ™ facilitator.
Within SAP Gordon’s role as APJ Intelligent Spend Evangelist aims to infuse procurement and finance thought leadership to our intelligent spend management messaging both internally and externally

Available For: Authoring, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Melbourne, Australia
Speaking Topics: Procurement, Transformation, Supply Chain

Speaking Fee $1

Gordon DonovanPoints
Academic45
Author24
Influencer17
Speaker84
Entrepreneur65
Total235

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Procurement Transformation

How can procurement transform itself into a value adding service?

Sustainability in procurement

How can procurement lead the sustainability imperative for its organization.

Its more than bundling!

How can procurement increase its options in sourcing for improving outcomes

Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise
Theatre: Asia Pacific

Areas of Expertise

Analytics
Leadership 30.47
Management 31.62
Procurement 67.24
Supply Chain 45.87
Change Management 30.71
ERP 30.47
Future of Work 30.33
Fintech 33.01
Business Continuity 31.49
Digital Disruption 30.24
Digital Transformation 31.10
Sustainability 32.73
Business Strategy 30.04

Industry Experience

Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
Insurance
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Travel & Transportation

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Publications

2 Academic Certifications
Masters in Procurement
University of south wales
June 16, 2016
Masters of Management - Strategic Procurement

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Tags: Management, Procurement, Supply Chain

MCIPS
CIPS
January 29, 1998
Graduate member of CIPS

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

1 Academic Fellow / Scholar
FCIPS
CIPS
August 10, 2010
Awarded Fellowship of CIPS

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

1 Academic Whitepaper
In Search of influence
CIPS
July 20, 2016
A STUDY INTO THE CURRENT STATE OF
INFLUENCING SKILLS IN PROCUREMENT,
AND IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE
DEVELOPMENT OF INFLUENCING SKILLS.

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Procurement

17 Article/Blogs
Digital IQ
LinkedIn
July 26, 2020
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) traces the first uses of the terms ‘digitization’ and ‘digitalization’ in conjunction with computers to the mid-1950s. In the OED, digitization refers to “the action or process of digitizing; the conversion of analogue data (esp. in later use images, video, and text) into digital form.” Digitalization, by contrast, refers to “the adoption or increase in use of digital or computer technology by an organization, industry, country, etc.”

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Scenario Planning
Procurement Pracademic
April 07, 2020
Why scenario planning is more important than ever for procurement.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

WHEN Harry met Jo
Procurement Pracademic
March 06, 2020
An article discussing the use of Johari Windows

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Show me the money
Procurement Pracademic
December 10, 2019
An article discussing how we manage payments within procurement to increase supplier relationships

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Reflections on Ariba Live
Linked in
October 15, 2019
Review of recent Ariba Live events

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Tags: ERP, Procurement, Supply Chain

Incentive's behaviors
Linked in
October 15, 2019
We get the behavior we incentivise.

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Tags: ERP, Procurement, Supply Chain

How i met my learning style
Linked in
October 15, 2019
Learning styles

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Tags: Management, Procurement, Supply Chain

Jack of all trades
Linked in
September 05, 2019
Outsourcing for benefit

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

The times they are a changing
Linked in
August 06, 2019
Change management the key to procurement transformation

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Whats next
Art of procurement
August 06, 2018
How procurement can develop

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Whats the story procurement
Art of procurement
March 06, 2017
Storytelling to gain influence

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Days of future past
Art of procurement
December 08, 2016
Looking back over previous future thinking reports, gives us insights into timing for the next future.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Influencing Skills
CIPS/Supply Management
December 08, 2016
How to improve your influencing skills

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Procurement agility
Linked in
May 03, 2016
How procurement can become more agile

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Tags: Management, Procurement, Supply Chain

In a split second its gone
Linked in
October 06, 2015
Lessons from F1 for procurement

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

What does it mean to be commercial
Linked in
August 10, 2015
Understanding of commercial acumen.

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Look behind the Supply Chain Curtain
Marketing Magazine
March 11, 2015
Supply chain disruption in the food sector

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

1 Founder
Procurement Pracademic Website
Procurement Pracademic
August 19, 2019
Website for blogs, thoughts and tools for procurement professionals

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Tags: Procurement

1 Industry Award
Best in Procurement
CIPS
June 04, 2017
Award for best in procurement for people development

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Tags: Procurement

1 Industry Certification
CIPS Certified Assessor
CIPS
May 01, 2017
Assessor of CIPS Certification procurement standards

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Tags: Procurement

1 Keynote
Why digitising procurement enables organisations high value strategic outcomes
Procurement Australia
August 13, 2019
How procurement can increase value to organisations

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Tags: Procurement

2 Media Interviews
Planning for negotiation
Linked in
June 05, 2019
How to effectively plan for negotiation

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Eliminating slavery from supply chains
BRW
May 29, 2015
Interview with BRW about modern day slavery

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain, Sustainability

2 Podcasts
Scaling procurement impact
Art of procurement
August 06, 2018
We start by talking more broadly about capability development, before narrowing in on capability frameworks. A good capability framework is as much of an art than a science, they can be too simplistic, but more often than not get way too complex to be actionable. In our discussion, we explore how to create an effective capability framework that is integrated into the employee assessment process and mapped into the job roles across your procurement group.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Influencing Skills in procurement
Art of Procurement
November 07, 2016
Podcast where i was interviewed about influence

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Tags: Change Management, Procurement, Supply Chain

16 Speaking Engagements
ASEAN Cross Cultural working practices
IACCM
September 23, 2020
The aim of this session is for delegates to network and learn more about the different ways contracts and commerce are conducted around the globe. Participants will listen and learn from you, the experts, as you talk about cross-cultural communications and behaviors that can lead to misunderstandings.

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Tags: Procurement

Sustainability in Action
SAP
February 21, 2020
Lunch and learn workshop on sustainability

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Tags: Procurement, Sustainability

Sourcing and collaborating with suppliers on direct materials
SAP
February 21, 2020
Lunch and learn workshop on direct purchases

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Efficient v effective procurement
SAP
February 21, 2020
Exec roundtable on procurement transformation

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Tags: Procurement

Intelligent Spend - The journey to best in class
SAP
October 30, 2019
Hosted a day of speakers, gave open keynote and chaired 2 x panels

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Intelligent Spend - The journey to best in class
SAP
October 24, 2019
Hosted a day of speakers, gave open keynote and chaired 2 x panels

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Intelligent Spend - The journey to best in class
SAP
October 22, 2019
Hosted a day of speakers, gave open keynote and chaired 2 x panels

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Intelligent Spend - The journey to best in class
SAP
October 16, 2019
Hosted a day of speakers, gave open keynote and chaired 2 x panels

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Sustainability Conference
SAP Ariba
September 18, 2019
Hosted sustainability conference at Ariba LIve

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Tags: Procurement, Sustainability

Ariba LIve - Guiding outomes
SAP Ariba
September 18, 2019
Hosted panel session with Uni of Sydney

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Ariba LIve - Customer value journey
SAP Ariba
September 18, 2019
On panel session with medibank

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Executive briefing
SAP Ariba
September 18, 2019
Ran a breakfast series for executives on procurement evolution

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Big Ideas
Linked in
September 05, 2019
Understanding our supply chain

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Executive briefing
SAP Ariba
August 21, 2019
Ran a breakfast series for executives on procurement evolution

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

The Procurement Revolution: We Get the Behavior that We Incentivize
Art of procurement
July 05, 2016
The Procurement Revolution was a virtual, global, multi-media movement aimed at getting procurement professionals to stand up, speak out, and drive change.

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Tags: Procurement

Big Ideas
Procurious
August 03, 2015
Big Ideas

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

1 Steering Committee Membership
IACCM Asia Pac member
IACCM
July 02, 2020
IACCM Council member

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

10 Webinars
Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Chain resilience post Pandemic
ISCM
September 10, 2020

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Payments reimagined
SAP Ariba
September 03, 2020
Webinar on the changing aspects of payments

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Tags: Fintech, Procurement

LIfe Sciences and chemical supply chain resiliance post pandemic
ISCM
September 03, 2020

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Path to procurement digitisation
SAP
August 06, 2020
A key part of an organization's digital transformation journey is that every business function needs to be re-tooled and re-imagined for how it affects the customers. Supply Chain. Finance. HR. And yes, procurement. The global health crisis has accelerated the pace of digitization as businesses, governments, and communities navigate the new normal. What does the digital future bring to procurement?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Procurement

Making a difference in the communities you operate in
SAP
June 10, 2020
Webinar about how to drive liquidity in the supply chain

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Tags: Fintech, Supply Chain, Procurement

Supply Chain Finance
PASA
May 22, 2020
PASA Webinar on Supply Chain finance

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Tags: Fintech, Procurement

Driving Efficiencies in public sector procurement
Public Sector Network
May 21, 2020
NSW procurement reform requires an agile approach.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

New Frontiers in Procurement Planning
ISCM
May 20, 2020
This pandemic has brought about an unprecedented supply shock with the lockdown of china and then a demand shock with the global spread of the pandemic. How have firms managed business continuity by securing supply bases, unlocking funds, and forging a partnership? What's their localization and diversification strategy. It was realized that firms will have to map their deep tier supplier structure using digital tools and create a resilient strategy.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Business Continuity

Managing an External Workforce in a Crisis
SAP
May 19, 2020
How several organisations have managed external workforce using technology

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Future of Work

Taxonomy for procurement
PASA
May 04, 2020
PASA Webinar on Taxonomy best practice

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Tags: Procurement

Blog

1 Article/Blog
No longer the enemy.....
Thinkers360
August 13, 2020
Digital transformation means re imagining processes and relationships. Thinking about how our suppliers are impacted and actively seek to improve their experience is key to fueling innovation which delivers customer delight.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Procurement

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