Ben Briggs

Ben Briggs

Group General Manager Procurement and Supply

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COMPANY NAME: Crown Resorts

JOB TITLE: Group General Manager Procurement and Supply

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Leisure, Travel, & Tourism

CATEGORY: HR - Generalist




Work experience

Group General Manager Procurement and Supply

Crown Resorts Limited

November 2013 - Present ( 5 years, 7 months )

To maximise group-wide procurement and supply chain efficiency with the primary objectives of delivering sustained year on year improved cost , quality, delivery and technological benefits to the business.

Of note are the following detailed points pertaining to the role...
- Responsibility for Crown Resorts (Australian) external spend for all Goods and Services
- P/L responsibility with a headcount of 90
- Deliver year on year cost savings as well as seeking creative ways to drive revenue uplift via sourcing activities
- Redefine and develop procurement policy with a key emphasis on aligning with corporate risk
- Plan, execute and finalise procurement projects according to deadlines and within budget, acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and internal departments in order to deliver to plan
- Development and execution of short and long term strategic commodity plans
- Development and execution of short/medium and long term skills development plans to drive organizational capability

General Manager - Purchasing and Supply

Crown Melbourne Limited

October 2012 - Present ( 6 years, 8 months )

Successfully lead a talented team of 54 across Procurement and Warehouse functions with the primary focus of delivering world class cost, quality, service and delivery standards to the business.

National Sales Manager - Fleet

General Motors

August 2011 - September 2012 ( 1 year, 1 month )

Manage a National Sales team of 9 to...
- Actively prospect, develop, build and manage long term business relationships with national fleet customers and target accounts
- To organise and coordinate the activities of a remotely based field sales team with the primary objective of increasing Holden's share of the business fleet market nationally
- To work in conjunction with dealers and other members of the Holden fleet sales team to maximise fleet sales

Purchasing Manager - Indirect & Capital - Aftermarket - Global Process

General Motors Holden

December 2009 - August 2011 ( 1 year, 8 months )

Manage a team of 24, looking after the Holden Indirect (all categories), Capital, Aftermarket & Spare Parts and Global Business Process teams to ensure service levels, continuity, price and quality objectives achieve world competitive levels. To co-ordinate the Business Units spend activity from a purchasing perspective and link it globally to ensure greatest category strategy alignment and leverage

Global Commodity Manager - Interiors

General Motors (Detroit, USA)

January 2006 - January 2009 ( 3 years )

Manage a global team of 10 to....

Develop tactical sourcing strategies with key stakeholders ensuring both future and current product is sourced at global benchmark levels relative to price, design and quality. Ensuring sourcing strategies protect from significant fluctions in steel, raw material and exchange rate pressures. Ensure continuity of supply at all times, and proactive management and planning of poor performing/high risk suppliers

Senior Buyer/Asia Pacific Commodity Manager - Interiors

General Motors Holden (Port Melbourne, Australia)

January 2005 - January 2006 ( 1 year )

Distribution Analyst/Senior Buyer

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

January 2002 - January 2005 ( 3 years )

National Category Buyer - Power Tools/Hand Tools/Plumbing Suppliers

John Danks & Son Pty Ltd

January 2000 - January 2002 ( 2 years )

Business Development Manager - Steel Sales

John Danks & Son Pty Ltd

January 1998 - January 2000 ( 2 years )


Swinburne University of Technology

Graduate Certificate of Supply Chain Management

2004 - 2005

Victoria University

Bachelor of Business of International Trade/Applied Economics

1998 - 2003