Our TKJ Procurement Services Successes
Winning the 2016 CIPS Pan-African Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year award was indeed a great honour for me as it signified formal recognition from industry peers for my work and contribution to furthering the business of procurement across the African continent.
Equally satisfying was my leadership of the team that won the 2016 CIPS Best Pan-African Procurement and Supply Consultancy Project of the Year. Six words best sum up this transformational initiative; they are “sustainable procurement excellence delivered at pace.” Project Ignite, as it we fondly referred to it, innovatively leveraged best practices, organisation-wide consultation, consultancy style approaches and engagements, thought leadership training, talent management and practical implementation approaches to deliver at pace across 16 African countries and in just 18 months, what was a spectacular set of results.
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY?
When Janine was appointed to lead Procurement across the 16 Standard Bank franchises outside of South Africa, she quickly came to terms with the state of Procurement in each of the legal entities, and partnered with the local Procurement leaders to craft a fit-for-purpose remediation programme and capability development programme that would satisfy both the local executive management’s requirements, as well as the minimum standards of the Standard Bank Group.
RoA Procurement led by Janine Hansby has provided Nigeria Procurement access to world class toolkits/standards that have helped leverage master supplier agreements resulting in improved value contracts/relationships with bottom line impact.
For me, Janine Hansby stands out because what she has achieved in Africa is what to many is the unimaginable. She did this through innovative means and by moving away from typical corporate style drudgery management, to consultant style innovative leadership.
What impressed me the most was her sincere people focus; that every conference she ran had significant chunks of time allocated for the teaching of transformational business and interpersonal success lessons. What this showed me was that Janine has a thorough understanding of the people business.
If leadership is about influence then Janine is an epitome of leadership. People development, talent management, stakeholder management, strategic partnership with suppliers, process improvement and strategic sourcing are key drivers of her successes.