PRINCIPAL PROCUREMENT OFFICER
CORE SKILLS: Negotiation, conflict resolution, project management, procurement extraordinaire
Kel is an experienced procurement specialist with a proven ability to deliver in operational environments. With a diverse industry background including aerospace, government, energy and banking, he has developed a broad knowledge base, particularly in the specialist procurement space.
Kel can negotiate goods, services, and contract rates and conditions, locally and internationally. He has strong analytical skills to support critical decisions, is customer and delivery focused, can crunch the numbers to provide realistic budgets and can project manage teams irrespective of the size or situation. Providing sound business strategies, developing project scope, timeframes and specifications, cost analysis, and risk assessment is all part of the package.
Recent key highlights for Kel include leading the delivery of savings over 15% for a recently completed strategic procurement project for Auckland Council. He has also managed procurement review and cost-out programmes for spend exceeding NZ$700M+, with the most recent being $14M plus.
Kel has an Associate Diploma Engineering (Aerospace).
He is a keen motorsport fan.