Procurement Achievers: Aubrey Staples of Clover Industries SA

This month SmartProcurement profiles the achievements of Aubrey Staples, Procurement Manager at Clover Industries SA, who has been awarded MCIPS (Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.)

Aubrey is now entitled to use the coveted designatory letters MCIPS after his name.

SmartProcurement congratulates Aubrey on his achievement and wishes him every success in his future supply chain career.

Full name? Aubrey John Staples

Position? Procurement Manager

Your organisations’ procurement spend? R890-million a year on direct materials

Who does P & SM report to? Supply Chain Executive

Private sector OR Public sector? Private

Core business activity of the enterprise? Dairy and beverages

Number of people in your P & SM organisation? 79, of which 5 are procurement.

Management motto? “To be a leading and competitive company in South Africa and selected African countries, reaching every consumer on a daily basis with its most admired branded and trusted products, delivering improved and sustainable shareholder value by being a responsible corporate citizen and preferred employer.”

Membership of professional bodies? IPSA and, most recently, membership of CIPS

What is your vision for P & SM? To be the best in our industry from a quality, service and price perspective.

Personal best achievement? Completing the Argus Cycle Tour and attaining my MCIPS in Procurement

Most important commodities? Milk

The person that has had the biggest influence on your life? My Family

The person that has had the biggest influence on your career? Myself

Person you would most like to meet? Richard Branson

Business person who has impressed you most? Richard Branson and Donald Trump

Your favorite South African organisation? Clover Industries SA

Your favorite global organisation? Heineken

Your philosophy about life? Do it right the first time

Favourite reading? Wilbur Smith, Supply Management magazine

Favourite music? Adult Comtempory

Favourite sport? Cycling, swimming

Favourite website? Google

Hobbies? Golf, gardening, the outdoors

Car? Nissan Xtrail

Married? To Joyce for 24 years

Children? Two daughters. Kerry 19 yrs and Larah 15 yrs

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