The world’s most prestigious procurement accolade

Entry Deadline

30 December 2022

Celebration Date

25 May 2023

Headline Partner

Ivalua

Celebrating procurement’s business impact

Procurement is more critical than ever, and you and your team have a story to tell: how you mitigated risk, gained transparency, navigated disruption or leveraged the right technology.

Entering the annual World Procurement Awards is a must-do to spotlight your innovation, value and impact.

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Categories and Entry Criteria

Choose the categories for which you have clear evidence of the impact your project, team, or organisation has made. There is no limit to the number of categories you may enter, but we recommend aiming for quality submissions over quantity. Click on each award to find out more and reveal the entry criteria.

Ivalua Procurement Excellence Award

Ivalua Procurement Excellence Award

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The flagship award, recognising a leading and impactful example of the procurement function creating significant value for the business.

Excellence can be defined as when procurement delivers tangible and quantifiable commercial impact through advanced approaches to spend management and collaboration.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how procurement:
  • Has contributed to overall business results in a quantifiable way
  • Is a strategic business function with the support of the executive committee
  • Is a destination of choice for ambitious talent
  • Enables scalable impact through functional-led initiatives
  • Is involved in strategic business decisions at an early stage
  • Acts fairly and responsibly
Eligibility: Submissions are open exclusively to corporate procurement functions. Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022

Supplier Collaboration & Innovation Award

Supplier Collaboration & Innovation Award

Showcasing how procurement has worked with the supply base to drive innovation into the organisation – whether it be product, service or process.

The supply base is a rich source of innovation, and procurement is perfectly positioned to orchestrate how the organisation can capture and leverage innovation.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how procurement:
  • Worked closely with a supplier or group of suppliers to develop an innovative solution(s)
  • Segmented and identified suppliers based on their innovation potential
  • Developed and maintained a reputation for being a customer of choice within a given market 
  • Had a meaningful impact on business results
  • Acted fairly and responsibly
Eligibility: Entries are open to corporate-procurement-function-driven collaboration initiatives. Submissions must focus on the partnership and collaboration between the corporate and one or more suppliers. Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

Transformation Award

Transformation Award

Celebrating significant advancement in a procurement function, whether improvement of an underperforming team or taking an already high-performing unit to the next level.

Procurement transformation can be driven by a number of goals – to achieve a step change in capability, to move closer to business strategy, to align with key markets or in response to business or political cycles, to name a few.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how procurement:
  • Transformed itself in response to business need 
  • Has driven significant improvement in productivity 
  • Managed and communicated change to relevant stakeholders 
  • Met or exceeded predetermined goals for the transformation 
  • Acted fairly and responsibly
Eligibility: Submissions are open exclusively to corporate procurement functions. Although the transformation may be a multi-year journey, entries must demonstrate its significant impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

Business Partnership Award

Business Partnership Award

Showcasing the function that illustrates true alignment and deep collaboration with the business for ultimate business success.

True business partnership means that procurement is involved early in strategic decision-making across relevant functional teams and is a valued contributor to planning and decision-making at a strategic level.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how procurement:

  • Collaborated with another function for business outcome
  • Driven tangible business results in partnership with other teams 
  • Supported other business functions with insight developed in procurement
  • Been involved early in strategic planning and decision-making
  •  Respected by and aligned at the C-suite level 

Eligibility: Submissions are open exclusively to corporate procurement functions. Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

Environmental & Social Impact Award

Environmental & Social Impact Award

Recognising the procurement function that is significantly reducing the environmental impact of their business through innovative and collaborative approaches across the business and supply base.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how procurement has:
  • Quantified (as much as possible) the scale of the challenge and the opportunity for addressing the challenge
  • Worked with supplier(s) and other key stakeholders to improve environmental and/or social impact
  • Embedded environmental and/or social considerations into sourcing and category management processes
  • Exhibited tangible progress in tackling environmental and social issues
  • Taken a leading role internally to drive ESG improvement
Eligibility: Submissions are open exclusively to corporate procurement functions. Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Award

Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Award

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Celebrating the procurement function that uses its influence and reach to positively impact the diversity and inclusivity of its supply base.

With many global companies purchasing goods and services from tens of thousands of suppliers, the opportunity to make significant improvements to the diversity within that supply base is obvious. Responsible and progressive procurement functions, therefore, must look to work with suppliers that are representative of the communities, geographies and demographics they serve and touch.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how procurement has:

  • Proactively and deliberately looked to make the supply base more equitable
  • Made meaningful progress in tackling inclusivity and diversity imbalances
  • Worked with the business to identify opportunities to drive greater supplier diversity and inclusion 
  • Established clear goals and timelines to encourage positive change 

Eligibility: Submissions are open to corporate procurement functions. Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

Procurement Team Award

Procurement Team Award

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Recognising teams that share a clear purpose and are committed to excellence in procurement and driving business impact; yet foster a culture of openness, individual and collective growth, and trust.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how procurement:

  • Built a high-performing team with a culture of openness and trust.
  • Delivered tangible business results thanks to the unique contribution of the team.
  • Fostered a results-driven culture based on diverse thinking and positivity. 
  • Broken down silos and encouraged cross-functional collaboration.
  • Developed capabilities in the team that future-proof the function.

Eligibility: Submissions are open exclusively to corporate procurement functions. Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

CPO of the Year Award

CPO of the Year Award

Celebrating the senior-most procurement leader who empowers their team, inspires progress for the function, and is fixated on delivering sustainable and business-critical results for the organisation.

Our CPO of the Year award recognises a great leader who is at the top of their game and is responsible for a high-performing team that delivers tangible business results. This award is restricted to senior-most executives with strategic responsibility for their organisation’s procurement function.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight how the CPO:

  • Built a high-performing team 
  • Fostered a culture of excellence, trust, belonging and performance
  • Managed change and encouraged diversity
  • Helped improve the reputation of the function, both internally and with suppliers
  • Introduced innovative approaches and techniques that have advanced the function

Eligibility: Submissions are open to the senior-most CPO of a corporate procurement function. Although the CPO’s leadership impact may have been a multi-year journey, the entry needs to focus on examples and success achieved between June 2021 and December 2022.

Future Leader Award

Future Leader Award

Highlighting an individual who is the one to watch for the future – a passionate, curious high performer who is destined for great things, whether as a future CPO or leader elsewhere in the business.

Recognising and developing future leaders is crucial to the retention of high-potentials, as well as succession planning – these are the individuals who will be leading our procurement functions in the coming years and who will take the function itself to even greater heights.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how the individual has:

  • Made a significant contribution to the impact of procurement.
  • Helped to foster a culture of excellence, trust, belonging and performance.
  • Gone above and beyond the expected to deliver excellence in their role.
  • Displayed creativity, inclusivity, and innovation in how they work.
  • Stood out from the crowd and demonstrated initiative.

Eligibility: Submissions are open to any rising star within a corporate procurement function who is destined for great things. Future Leader candidates are likely to be in the earlier stages of their career in procurement. Any outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

Risk & Resilience Award

Risk & Resilience Award

Showcasing a procurement organisation that has helped the business to navigate unexpected events and volatile environments, using advanced techniques, processes and technology.

Supply chains are a complex melting pot of risk, with the global business and geopolitical landscape providing challenges that are rarely seen. Those procurement functions that provide predictability, security of supply, rapid responses and confidence to the executive committee will drive significant competitive advantage.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how procurement:
  • Has mapped and segmented the supply base to an advanced level based on risk footprint. 
  • Worked cross-functionally to redesign approaches or products from a resilience perspective.
  • Has addressed multiple facets of risk – whether it be cyber, ESG, logistical, reputational, geopolitical, etc.
  • Introduced technology to help manage and mitigate risk. 
  • Worked with key suppliers to derisk their exposure.
  • Provided business-critical insight based on supply chain and supplier data.
Eligibility: Submissions are open exclusively to corporate procurement functions. Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022. 

Supply Chain Initiative Award

Supply Chain Initiative Award

Recognising how a function has taken a fresh approach to managing its complex supply chain for positive business impact or collaborated deeply with the supply chain function for the same aim.

Supply chain agility has never been more critical to keeping goods and services moving for company success and customer satisfaction. Procurement functions that drive and collaborate on supply chain initiatives that have positively impacted the performance of a company will stand out. This could be a specific project or a long-term programme that has achieved significant results.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how procurement:
  • Has worked cross-functionally to match demand and supply. 
  • Introduced capabilities, processes, and technologies to gain greater control over the supply chain.
  • Developed innovative approaches to managing supply chain complexity. 
  • Provided business-critical insight based on supply chain and supplier data.
  • Showed excellence in logistics and warehouse management. 
  • Responded quickly to external trends and events.
Eligibility: Submissions are open exclusively to corporate procurement functions. Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

Digital Impact Award

Digital Impact Award

Celebrating the procurement function that has driven significant positive impact by implementing a digital technology or data solution

Deploying technology for technology’s sake has repeatedly resulted in disappointing, expensive failures. But those procurement organisations that make full use of the data at their disposal to drive business insight or implement leading digital solutions can drive significant competitive advantage.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how procurement:
  • Has rolled out data or digital solutions based on true business need. 
  • Managed how users adopt the new approach to maximise efficacy. 
  • Has made the data that procurement has access to available for better decision-making. 
  • Has reduced complexity and/or improved speed of decision-making and agility. 
  • Delivered a rollout on time and within budget. 
Eligibility: Submissions are open exclusively to corporate procurement functions. Entries should focus on the implementation of a specific digital technology or data solution, rather than a digital transformation (digital transformations are eligible for the transformation award). Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and demonstrated an impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

Procurement Technology Provider Award

Procurement Technology Provider Award

Recognising the technology provider that demonstrates the most impactful and valuable solution for procurement functions.

Procurement excellence cannot be achieved without digital enablement and the functions that partner with solution providers who provide a significant return on investment are the functions that progress faster. The award celebrates technology solutions that have a clear value proposition and address a meaningful and tangible procurement challenge or opportunity.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how the solution provider’s technology:
  • Provides value for money and a strong return on investment for adopters. 
  • Addresses a real and significant challenge or opportunity faced by the procurement function. 
  • Has been developed with usability as a priority. 
  • Is future-proofed and able to fit within typical corporate environments. 
  • Brings innovation to a company’s technology stack. 
Eligibility: Submissions are open to any company providing technology to corporate procurement functions. Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

Procurement Consultancy Project

Procurement Consultancy Project

Highlighting the consultancy or advisory organisation that is helping the procurement function to push boundaries within its business.

Professional services have made a significant contribution to the evolution of the function over the years and continue to do so. This award recognises the project in which a procurement team has been supported by an external organisation through the provision of advisory, consultation or recruitment services.

Entry criteria:

Judges will be looking for entries that highlight elements of how the project:
  • Addressed a real and significant challenge or opportunity faced by the procurement function. 
  • Delivered return on investment within planned timings. 
  • Is innovative in approach and impactful beyond procurement. 
  • Demonstrates value for money, great customer service and positive client feedback
Eligibility: Submissions are open to consultancies, advisors or associations partnering with a corporate procurement function for progression and impact. Outlined initiatives must have been delivered and made an impact between June 2021 and December 2022.

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Spotlight your excellence

With the world’s most prestigious procurement award

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Build and motivate your team

Attract, retain and reward top procurement talent

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Turn stakeholder heads

Position your team as a strategic partner in sustainable business growth

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Prove your business impact

Show board directors and investors how you’re driving and delivering value

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Celebrate your achievements

Enjoy recognition within and outside your organisation

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Select the categories you would like to enter

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Populate each required section using your submission checklist. Tip: No need to complete all at once; you can save and come back to your entry at any time.

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Check back through relevant category criteria--have you covered all the points?

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Submit your entry by 30 December 2022

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Entry Overview

COMPANY & FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
‣ Detail what markets and regions your organisation operates in.
‣ Explain how procurement is structured in your organisation, and how and why this contributes to superior performance.

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Elevator pitch

COMPELLING OVERVIEW
‣ Imagine you have 60 seconds to communicate the impact of the project or initiative to your board of directors.
‣ Record a short video as your elevator pitch

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Describe your approach

CHALLENGE
‣ Describe the challenge (or the opportunity) that the entry addresses.
‣ Explain the reason for you committing resource and/or investment to the initiative.

APPROACH
‣ Outline what you did.
‣ Describe how you ensured the outcome would be a success.
‣ Explain who was involved from procurement, the wider business and beyond.
‣ Show when the initiative was established and how long it took to show results.

OUTCOME
‣ Explain the impact of the initiative and why it was deemed a success.

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Showcase the impact

EVIDENCE
‣ Provide evidence of the success and a testimonial of its impact by a senior stakeholder from outside procurement.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
‣ These can include third-party endorsements, analyst reports, other accreditations etc. Please limit these to three slides/pages Tip: Supporting evidence should be clearly referenced and illustrative of the quality of the submission. Avoid attaching large documents that will disengage the Judges.

Judged by the best

Meet your esteemed panel of judges.
Entries will be profiled in front of the biggest names in the function as they determine who to shine a light on.

Dave Deakin

Group Chief Procurement Officer
Rolls Royce

Kai Nowosel

Managing Director
Accenture

Alvin Limqueco

SVP - Supply Chain Management
Philippine Airlines, Inc.

Veronica Jones

Chief Procurement Officer
Gilead

Christian Friedrich Linhart

Group Chief Procurement Officer
Ooredoo

Eric Espinasse

Chief Procurement Officer
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

David Wylie

Director of Commercial and Procurement
Thames Water

Tony Roberts

Head of Procurement
URENCO Group

Michael Skyum

Head of Supply Chain
BW Offshore Ltd

Graham Wright

CPO
Kyndryl

Paris Pavlou

Executive Director
General Motors

Robin Shahani

Chief Procurement and Real Estate Officer
FIS Global

Celeste Steyn

Head of Procurement
South African Reserve Bank

Thomas Roemer

Chief Procurement Officer
Covestro

Nolan Smith

VP Global Supply Management
Corning

Paul Howard

Chief Commercial Officer
NZDF

Andrew Cannon Brookes

Global Head of Supply Chain Management
Standard Chartered

Andy Richards

Group Manager Procurement
Auckland Transport

David Everett

Head of Indirect Procurement, Honda Motor Europe
Honda

Jan Piskadlo

GM Head Group Procurement
MISC BERHAD

Lisbeth Buschkühl

Senior Vice President Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer E.ON SE
Eon

Maria Luisa Alvendia

FVP, Chief of Staff and Supply Chain Advisor
Meralco

Tim Snow

Vice President Procurement, Contracts, Insurance and Sustainability
Inmarsat

Hervé Le Faou

CPO
Heineken

Alex Drew

Global Procurement Director,
Fleet Management

Arindam Sengupta

CPO APAC
Dole Asia Holdings

Amanda Davies

Chief Procurement & Sustainability Officer
Mars

Carol Danoff

SVP and Chief Procurement Officer
Warner Bros Discovery

David Lainchbury

SSVP International Operations & Chief Procurement Officer
Keurig Dr. Pepper, Inc.

Siva Periasamy

VP Global Supply Chain,
Tata Communications

Melani Wilson Smith

CPO Pepsi Co

Marielle Beyer

Head of Global Procurement
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Marcos Eloi

CPO
Kraft Heinz

Melissa Salo

CPO
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Monique Beersma

Head of Global Procurement IM&S
Givaudan S.A.

Stuart Caborn

CPO
Nomad Foods

Tiffany Sen

CPO
The Met

Volker Pursche

CPO
Siemens Healthineers

David Hauxwell

CPO
AB InBev

Tamás Gyömbér

CPO
MOL Group

Jackie Strum

Corporate VP and GM of Global Supply Management,
Intel

John Butcher

Group Procurement Director
Just Eat

Jan Keller

EVP Sourcing and Supply Chain
ASML Holding

Russ Major

CPO
USAA

Jamie Westfahl

CPO
Molson Coors

Kim-An Hernandez

CPO
Vanguard Group

Headline Partner

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