2019 Award Categories

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Find out more about this years’ award categories

Young Procurement Professional of the Year

This award celebrates the up-and-coming stars of procurement. We do have an age limit on this award and we are looking for nominations who are 30 years or under as of 31/12/2018. These young professionals will have made excellent contributions to their teams and are proactively managing their personal and professional development. They have enquiring minds and seeking out and actively using leading and innovative practice. Above all they are passionate about procurement and the impact that their contribution has to their business

Procurement Professional of the Year

This award recognises individuals who have strived to be at the forefront of procurement within the New Zealand marketplace. They show both thought and team leadership, so whilst they may not be the ultimate manager or head of procurement they are viewed as a leader for procurement in their organisation and outside. They weather the challenges both big and small with resilience, humanity and continue to drive impactful and sustainable change and pioneer ongoing growth and innovation. This is a special person who shows the all-round aspects of a procurement professional.

Social and Environmental Impact of the Year

This award celebrates those who have demonstrated strategic success in any of the areas of social and environmental initiatives. This could be a Corporate Social Responsibility, economic or environmental initiatives which have delivered value to their organisations. We are looking for those procurement individuals and teams who have owned and driven a successful sustainability initiative to ensure their company’s operational life improves and/or improves the life of individuals, their companies, their communities and potentially the wider world.

Most Effective Teaming of the Year

This award celebrates teams who have driven value from high levels of engagement and working successfully within multi-disciplinary teams whilst undertaking procurement activities. This can be within organisations or in collaboration with other buyers or suppliers. The award recognises high performing teams who are achieving exceptional benefits from leveraging their collective knowledge and expertise.

Most Innovative Project of the Year

This award recognises procurement teams or individuals who are pushing the boundaries of how we conduct Procurement and deliver value adding solutions to our clients and to New Zealand. This covers innovation across how the project is conducted as well as what is procured. This award looks at the practice of cultivating innovation from the supply base, and thinking differently about Procurement strategies and market approaches to deliver increased value as well as the procurement of innovative goods and services to challenge standard purchases.