Petrochemicals Procurement Manager, OCP
One sentence describing your
To deliver better value raw material supply contracts
year-on-year that give us a sustainable cost advantage over our
How did you come to work for Dulux?
I left England in 1994 and worked for Dulux in Malaysia.
Then a possible transfer to Australia opened up in 1997, just as it
was announced the ANZ businesses were to be de-merged to form a new
company, Orica. I moved to Australia and now I am
a fully fledged citizen of Australia, Go the Socceroos!
What do you enjoy the most about the jobs you've
I've been lucky enough to enjoy a diversity of countries and
experiences that have been about more than just the job, but I
enjoy helping people try to solve the problems that crop up
What have been your career
Designing the base paints and then jetting around Asia launching
this new idea of a paint tinting system into stores for the very
first time, which Australia was already taking for granted.
In Australia it was probably being thrown in the deep end on a
major consultancy review of our spend when I first joined the
Procurement team as a rookie buyer - and not sinking.
What training have you done at Dulux?
I did a coatings chemistry course when I first joined the
R&D team but since changing career path in 2000 I have
completed training in more commercial and project areas such as
Negotiation Skills, Managing Complex (Supply) Markets, Six Sigma
Green Belt, Facilitating Change and Interactive Management.
Would you recommend Dulux as an employer to your friends
and if so why? Absolutely, the Dulux difference is
the people and the culture that we all pitch in to deliver projects
and I have found that same culture at all the OCP businesses.
Never try to paint over an area that is partially dried as the brush will leave marks on the surface. If you see a run in wet paint, act immediately with light, even strokes.