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Bree Pitcher

Director Category Management - Building Construction and Maintenance at
Brisbane, Australia
Function: Procurement
Industry: Construction
Category: Capital Goods
Level of responsibility: Senior
Procurement system: SAP

About me section iconAbout me

Bree Pitcher is an experienced senior procurement professional and manager with an excellent and proven track record in delivering responsible and best for business outcomes. Holding a Bachelor of Business Management Degree with over 10 years’ experience in the procurement profession she has an in-depth understanding of the value which can be delivered through good procurement and category management practices. Her experience and achievements recognised in 2014 where she was awarded the CIPS Australasian Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year. A confident leader and experienced manager Bree is proficient in leading a team of procurement professionals in developing and executing category strategies aligned to broader business requirements. Passionate about customer and supplier relationship management (CRM & SRM) Bree employs a collaborative approach with her stakeholders and the supply market to ensure maximisation of the relationships for the benefit of all parties. Bree’s experience spans a broad range of procurement categories and industries including Mining, Electricity Generation, Maintenance Repair Operations (MRO), Heavy Industrial, Civil and Construction (including EPCM), Information Communication Technology, Professional and Corporate Services, General Goods Supply, and Strategic Relationships and Partnerships. Outside of Stanwell, Bree is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and has a long association with the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). Committed to contributing and promoting the value of the procurement profession, throughout her career Bree has undertaken public speaking engagements, taken on association organising committee roles, and participated in the judging of national supply chain and procurement awards.

Work experience section iconWork Experience

Senior Category Specialist - Mining

Stanwell Corporation Limited

July 2014 - November 2016 (2 years, 4 months) | Brisbane, Australia
In my role as Senior Category Specialist - Mining I was responsible for leading the Mining category team in the development and implementation of category strategies to support operations at Meandu Coal Mine. Specifically the Mining category portfolio included: • Mining Services Contractors • Heavy Mobile Plant and Equipment • Fixed Plant and Mine Systems • Production and Exploration Drilling and Geological Services • Bulk Fuel Supply • Explosives Services and Supply My key role accountabilities included: • Management of the Mining Category Team • Customer and Stakeholder Engagement and Management • Management and Ownership of the End to End Procurement Process • Overseeing and Implementing Supplier Relationship Management • Strategic Category Management Analysis and Planning • Influencing Annual Spend of Greater than $200 Million
Category Specialist

Stanwell Corporation Limited

November 2011 - June 2014 (2 years, 7 months) | Brisbane, Australia
In the role of Category Specialist I have gained experience in the development, delivery and implementation of procurement category plans and strategies. I have been required to own and manage the end to end procurement process including key activities such as the preparation and implementation of procurement strategies, plans and recommendations as well as negotiations with suppliers and stakeholders. I am passionate about both customer and supplier relationship management and believe they are essential factors in ensuring the delivery of value through good category management. I have had the opportunity to work in and gain experience in a variety of categories throughout my role as Category Specialist at Stanwell. These categories include: • Mining and Heavy Industry - mobile and fixed plant and equipment, mining services contractors and professional consultants, explosives and blast services, drilling and geology services and earthmoving and minor works; • Resources - fuel and lubricants, industrial gases, chemicals and the sale of coal combustion products (ash products); • Information Communications Technology - computer hardware & software, communication technology, professional services consulting and services contractors; and • Major Projects - power station information and control systems upgrade and provision of a new enterprise resource planning system.
Category Advisor

Stanwell Corporation Limited

July 2011 - October 2011 (3 months) | Brisbane, Australia
Procurement Officer

Tarong Energy Corporation Limited

January 2008 - June 2011 (3 years, 5 months) | Brisbane, Australia
Senior Category Specialist - Assets

Stanwell Corporation Limited

December 2016 - March 2018 (1 year, 3 months) | Brisbane
In my role as Senior Category Specialist - Assets I am responsible for leading the Assets category team in developing and implementing category strategies to support Stanwell's generation and mining operations. Specifically the Assets category portfolio includes: • Design, Construction and Significant Refurbishment of Plant and Civil Infrastructure • Heavy Mobile Equipment and Plant • General Earthmoving • Coal Stockpile Management • Land and Property Remediation • Fire Protection • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning My key role accountabilities include: • Management of the Assets Category Team • Customer and Stakeholder Engagement and Management • Management and Ownership of the End to End Procurement Process • Overseeing and Implementing Supplier Relationship Management • Strategic Category Management Analysis and Planning • Influencing Annual Spend of Greater than $100 Million
Director Category Management - Building Construction and Maintenance

Department of Housing and Public Works - Queensland Government

March 2018 - Present (5 years) | Brisbane
In my role as Director Category Management – Building Construction and Maintenance, I am focussed on obtaining better value and outcomes for Queensland through working collaboratively with government agencies and industry to achieve a stronger and more sustainable building construction and maintenance procurement framework for Queensland. Specifically, I am responsible for instilling a best practice category management approach to the procurement of Building Construction and Maintenance for the Queensland Government. This includes: • leading, coaching and supporting the category management team and category working groups in the development and execution of forward thinking category plans • driving robust, collaborative and innovative thinking in category planning and performance management • working closely with senior stakeholders, category working groups and industry in the development and execution of a category management framework that considers value, risk and advancement of the government’s strategic priorities • management of stakeholder relationships in industry and across the government sector • working with the regions, category working groups and industry to improve transparency and visibility of data for the Building Construction Maintenance Forward Procurement Pipeline • Responsible for influencing a multi billion dollar annual category spend including building contractors, specialists, trade contractors, maintenance, property, real estate and building operations.

Education section iconEducation

University of Queesnland

Bachelor of Business Management

2005 - 2007
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