Kevin Collon MCIPS

Kevin Collon MCIPS

Procurement Manager, Facilities & Property Services & International Procurement Contsultant

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About Me

International procurement transformation leader, consultant, and Asia Pacific expert, previously working with MTU Detroit Diesel Australia (a Daimler / Rolls-Royce Power Systems company). Other previous companies include HP, NCR & Avaya Communications as APAC Regional Procurement Manager. Now working on international assignments.

Systems and tools expertise: Ariba/SAP and Oracle. Coupa, ProCon (from 8over8), Netsuite, Zycus, Think, Gatekeeper, Bravo Systems, Fieldglass and others.

Commercially orientated manager experienced in procurement strategy and business alignment, communication strategies (internal & external), category planning & development, fact-based cost modelling & TCO, risk management & governance (including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), procurement automation & contract management, budget preparation, reporting updates & dashboards, transformation & change management planning and execution, deep data analysis, business law, Supplier Performance Management (SRM), Sustainable Corporate Environment Responsibility. Team leadership: development, mentoring and training of others to create a continuous improvement team culture. Graduate and Interns programs.

Expert in end to end (P2P) procurement and Indirect & Direct spend categories within Automotive, Technology/Telecommunications, Oil & Gas/Mining, Logistics/Transport & Supply Chain. Extensive experience in cost saving, contract review and reduction strategies, project negotiations, market analysis, quality management, Global Sourcing (GSM). Proven track record in influencing and building strong relationships to deliver multi-year sustainable procurement plans

Recently attended ProcureCon Asia in Singapore.


JOB TITLE: Procurement Manager, Facilities & Property Services & International Procurement Contsultant

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Business Services & Consulting

CATEGORY: Professional Services



Work experience

Procurement Manager, Facilities & Property Services

Automotive Holdings Group (AHG)

November 2015 - Present | Perth & Sydney

Snr Strategic Procurement Consultant

AVA Consulting Partners

March 2015 - September 2015 ( 6 months ) | Perth/Sydney & Singapore

Next Generation Procurement (4th generation - value chain integration)

- All of Business (360 degree) Data Analytics (Rosslyn Analytics Partner)
- Global Strategic e-sourcing automated systems & platform tools
- Social & Ethical Procurement/Transparent Supply Chain/Social Value impact metric's
- Procurement Analytics and Supplier Performance Management
- Graduate and Interns Development Programs
- Risk / Audit / Compliance and Governance..
- Asia Pacific coverage (with in-country support)

International Procurement Contsultant

Asia Pacific International Business Services

February 2015 - Present | Singapore, Sydney & Bangkok

- All of Business Data Analytics (360 degree corporate data view). Rosslyn Analytics Partner
- Global Strategic digital sourcing on automated systems & platform tools (Reviews, implementation & training)
- Social & Ethical Procurement/Transparent Supply Chain/Social Value impact metric's. SERATIO.
- Procurement Analytics and Supplier Performance Management
- Graduates and Interns Development Programs (Next Generation Development).
- Audit, Compliance and Governance.
- Asia Pacific coverage (with in-country support)

National Procurement Manager - ANZ

MTU Detroit Diesel Australia

November 2012 - December 2014 ( 2 years, 1 month ) | Sydney

National Procurement Manager to transform procurement and supply chain at Support 22 Branches within ANZ.

Senior team member of project “Connect” a Supply Chain improvement project and including a national/international freight RFP and many other supply chain improvements. (Including introducing new freight agreements, savings, procedures & software improvements to develop supply chain transparency). Working with sister company Mercedes-Benz on major projects (Fuel, Freight, IT, Travel).

Regional Procurement Manager, Asia Pacific

Avaya Communications

October 2007 - October 2012 ( 5 years ) | Sydney / Singapore

Countries of responsibility include: Australia/NZ, China, Singapore & ASEAN Countries, Japan/Korea, Taiwan & HK.(alignment with India team). Included All indirect, Third party and professional services. Also some direct activities and projects working within global and regional team.

Manage Nortel acquisition in 2010 in Asia Pacific (working with corporate and key stakeholders to meet timeline of milestones in Procurement).

Procurement Supplier Manager, Asia Pacific

NCR Australia Pty Ltd

April 2003 - September 2007 ( 4 years, 5 months ) | Sydney

Management of Regional spend of regional agreements. (All Asia Pacific, except Japan) for Outsourced Services (Third Party Maintenance, ATM Installation, Security, ATM Customization, Disaster Recovery Centre’s in Malaysia & Australia). Select regional suppliers (Singapore & Australia) for ATM refurbishment & disposal programme.

Manage Regional Supplier Performance Evaluation (SPE) programme using defined performance metrics.


University of Western Sydney

B. Business, of Operations Management

2005 - 2007



1995 - 1997