Acquire Procurement Services, a new specialist procurement consultancy firm based in Brisbane was officially launched today.
Acquire specialises in establishing and renegotiating supply contracts for Australia’s leading organisations, and has extensive experience within the mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and utilities industries in both private and public sectors.
Together, business partners Simon Thompson and Greer Long have $7 billion worth of global supply experience and met working together at Portland Group’s Queensland’s operations.
Simon Thompson, Director, Asia Pacific said: “From years of providing procurement advice and establishing supply contracts, we found that although procurement is becoming more professional within organisations, there are still a large number of poor supply deals being established or contracts in place that are not working for organisations. We believe that suppliers have a critical part to play in the competitiveness of any business and it requires special skills to match a company’s requirements to a supplier solution to unlock the value the supplier can actually provide. This commonly equates to cost savings and improved operational performance.”
Greer Long, Director, Corporate Strategy said: “We have invested heavily in systems, training and databases to build a wealth of market intelligence and continually provide the best spend analytics and supply negotiation skills available in the market. Our training program also incorporates client and supply industry commercial analysis which enables our consultants to understand the specific details of our clients businesses and see opportunities when negotiating to deliver truly win-win agreements with suppliers.”