Specialists in Procurement

Our Services

How we can help your organisation

What an organisation spends with external suppliers for goods and services is the principal enabler of business performance and typically represents between 30 and 70% or more of the balance sheet. This is clearly a large investment to make in running a business. However, it is also true that within many of those same organisations, their procurement functions have limited resources and capability to manage diverse ranges of categories, stakeholders and suppliers to ensure that these costs are managed effectively.

August Consulting helps you to solve this dilemma. We offer services to help organisations invest wisely in their functional procurement capability to ensure they are actively managing significant third-party expenditure so as to remain both competitive and financially sustainable.

Procurement Services

How aligned is your procurement function with the organisation’s vision, purpose and strategy?

We focus on what outcomes procurement need to achieve to be successful in meeting the overall strategic objectives and, importantly, exactly how these are measured to clearly demonstrate value back to the board and other key stakeholders.

We then work with you to consider what enablers and business improvements are necessary to achieve these outcomes.

Services Include

  • Procurement performance platforms
  • Category management
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Strategic positioning
  • Business improvement
  • Complex procurement

Risk Management

Organisations in both the public and private sector are increasingly under scrutiny to ensure their procurement practices are transparent, ethical, compliant with legislation and policy directives whilst being able to deliver value back to their business.

We work with you to   develop governance frameworks, gaining compliance on audit requirements, and providing expert probity advice on complex procurement matters to help ensure your outcomes can be achieved.

Services Include

  • Compliance with relevant legislation and policy
  • Pre and post audit service provision
  • Probity advice
  • Fraud and corruption awareness training

Capability

The skills required in the procurement function are broadening and changing. If procurement is to be strategic in its intent to truly manage and drive costs out of the business, then its resources need to have both technical and soft skills to influence change and be successful.

The war for talent is increasing and considerable, meaning organisations need to invest wisely in their key staff to ensure retention and continuously uplift functional capability.

Services Include

  • Procurement training
  • Probity training
  • Coaching
  • Team structure and capability assessment

Transformation

Change is constant, organisations need to be able to transform their business whilst ensuring no service disruption.

Drivers of change can arise from updates in strategic direction, shifting organisational requirements, business improvement initiatives or a host of external factors.

We assist organisations to navigate change by providing frameworks to ensure momentum is maintained and successful implementation is possible.

Services Include

  • Change management
  • Project management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Visual performance management

Get In Touch

GPO BOX 2702

Brisbane, QLD 4001

+61 4 7684 4943

info@augustconsulting.com.au