Full name: Sanet Shepperson
Position: Procurement Executive Cell C
Your organisation’s procurement expenditure: A lot!
Who does P & SM report to: Chief Property and Procurement Officer
Private sector or Public sector: Private
Core business activity of the enterprise: Telecommunications
Number of people in your P & SM organization : 12
Management motto: 1. Never expect your staff to do things you are not willing to do
2. Lead by example
Personal motto: Do not expect to be treated equally as a woman only when it suits you
Membership of professional bodies: CIPS
What is your vision for P & SM: P & SM becoming the competitive advantage in the business by being the foundation for achieving all the commercial targets (like market share growth or EBITDA achievement).
Personal best achievement: Learning Mandarin and being admitted to Northampton University for my MBA specialising in procurement.
Most important commodities: Information and communications technology, network infrastructure, commercial, human resources, fleet, inbound and outbound logistics.
The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: My husband
The person’s that has had the biggest influence on your career: Too many to mention
Person you would most like to meet: Botticelli & Gaudi – because I would have loved to see the world through their eyes.
What do you like most about your job: Every day brings the opportunity to improve the commerciality of the business
Is there anything you dislike about your job: You got to be kidding, I love it!
Businessperson who has impressed you most: Giovanni Ravazzotti (chairman and founder of Italtile)
Favorite quote: Smooth seas do not make good captains
Your favourite South African organisation: Nandos
Your favourite global organisation: Uber
Your philosophy about life: Do unto others as you would like to be done to you
Favorite reading: Stephen King
Favorite music: Almost anything
Favorite sport: Showjumping
Favorite website: Cellc.co.za
Hobbies: Horse riding
Car: Hyundai i20
Married: Yes, to Gareth Shepperson
Children: Yes. Nine-year old Christian