Martin Stark

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Martin Stark is a commercially focused senior IT Strategic Procurement and Sourcing Leader, seasoned commercial negotiator with a proven track record of delivering business outcomes. With almost a decade’s experience in corporate banking Martin has deep technology sourcing and relationship management expertise. He recently led end-to-end A$300+ million strategic and commercial projects and multi-disciplinary teams, cultivating and managing relationships with executive stakeholders, strategic partners and suppliers. Westpac awarded Martin the bank’s GroupTech 2017 Individual Award. Martin is a Consumer Advocate and Innovation Judge for North Sydney Health Local District and planning to organise the inaugural World Gay Boxing Championships.

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Procurement technology transformation
Jun 10, 2020    0

The primary goal of a procurement function to achieve savings carries greater significance in a recession when obtaining the lowest cost possible needs to be balanced with not compromising the quality of products and services delivered by suppliers. A secondary goal could be supporting major technology transformation projects. These goals are made more difficult when economic disaster strikes.

In an environment where budgets are reduced and cost mitigation measures introduced, the...

IT strategic procurement sourcing
Jan 20, 2020    0

It is becoming increasingly difficult to determine the size and capabilities in the marketplace to understand where to source products and services for your stakeholders.

The U.S. has the largest software and IT services industry in the world. More than 40% of the $5 trillion global IT market contributes 10% to the national economy,...

Dec 05, 2019    0
Procurement plays a vital role in bringing new products and services to market, creating jobs and delivering economic prosperity for customers, stakeholders and shareholders. Sourcing plans identify value propositions, partnership and investment opportunities, new and emerging capabilities that have a substantial “positive” impact on the bottom line. Consumers are now demanding...
Oct 04, 2019    0
A few weeks ago, I reviewed the 2018 Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey and was not surprised that cost reduction, new products/market development and managing risks remain the top three business strategies for procurement. Sixty-five percent (65%) of procurement leaders report having limited or no visibility beyond their Tier 1 suppliers. Procurement professionals excel...