Kylie Chain

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Kylie Chain

Organisational Coach, Procurement Consultant and Mentor

PRESENTATION TOPIC:  How to Engage with Procurement for Success

CONFERENCE TRACK: Event Management

Kylie is an Organisational Coach, Procurement Consultant and Mentor with over 20 years’ broad industry experience in blue chip organisations including Metcash, QBE, Adobe, Vodafone, Microsoft, Westpac and Eli Lilly.

Kylie has held multiple senior procurement /commercial roles including Head of Procurement at Metcash and Procurement Country Manager at Adobe, and has utilised her skills as a coach to deliver best practice, strategic solutions with a pragmatic approach.

Kylie began her career in Marketing and Events and has maintained her passion for these categories throughout her Procurement career; she is now widely acknowledged as a Thought Leader.   

Kylie is accomplished at leading teams, building trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders, negotiating for business change, and delivering commercially sustainable results.  In addition to coaching leaders and individuals to achieve business and career outcomes in her own practice, Kylie is currently consulting to local Government on a range of Procurement initiatives, and is taking part in the 2019 Procurement Mentoring Program (PMP) as a Mentor to aspiring procurement leaders.

 Kylie holds a B Comm Marketing, G Cert Org Coaching, and is an IECL accredited coach.

Session Overview

Working with Procurement can be a challenging experience, however it doesn’t have to be.  With a little insider knowledge, you will be able to navigate the process more easily for success.  

Find out what Procurement look for when selecting agencies, and how to position yourself as a preferred partner.  Gain insights and tips for preparing winning tenders and pitches.  

Whether you’re already under contract or are pitching for new business, learning how to engage with Procurement will help you become an Agency-of-Choice.  

Three key takeaways from Kylie’s presentation

  • Find out what Procurement look for in Agency partners
  • Gain insights and tips for preparing winning tenders and pitches
  • Learn how to engage with Procurement for success

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