We’ve travelled miles
to get you here.

With over $80 Bn of benchmarking
spend data, 20,000 participants in
one or more of our programs and
20 years of Australian experience
we have the track-record to help you.


Meet Benjamin Shute

Benjamin Shute

Founder and joint CEO


Qualifications
  • FCIPS, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment

Specialisations
  • Category Management, Social procurement
  • Maximising Your Leadership Potential
  • Negotiations and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Procurement Transformation and Data analytics

Overview

Ben is the CEO of Comprara – his vision is to support clients to ‘gain more ground’. Ben leads the Comprara team who deliver services, tools, training and technologies to organisations in both the public and private sector.

Every service accelerates clients efforts to deliver more with the same, or the same with less. Ben was rated in the top 35 of under 35’s by ‘Supply Management Magazine’ and ranked as one of UK’s rising stars (2005).

Ben has held distinguished roles including Head of Sourcing Strategy for Ericsson in the UK and Head of Procurement Practice for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).

Comprara works with ASX 200 companies (including some of the largest organisations in Australia and New Zealand) giving clients insights into how well they are performing against others and in the context of their own unique strategies. With insights gained and roadmaps developed your capacity will grow to do ‘more with less’ or ‘more with the same’.

Recommendation:

“Ben is a highly professional, extensively skilled procurement and sourcing specialist with an uncanny ability to keep things simple and focussed. I encourage anyone to discuss sourcing needs with him, whether it be for a small enterprise or multinational business.”

– Duncan Munro, Director, Operational Innovation


Articles authored by Benjamin Shute

Commercial Acumen: Knowledge Acquisition vs Strategic Decision Making

A man in a boat being guided by a lighthouse towards commercial acumen

It is claimed that Churchill asked his advisors to distil the issues that he needed to consider in order to make a decision onto a single piece of paper. The reality for many of us is that we are often drowning in a sea of data, and yearn for reliable…
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eLearning: Retain, Reward & Build Capable Teams

Engineers practice something called torture testing. It involves stretching a system beyond its normal operational capacity, pushing it to breaking point, in order to find underlying weaknesses. Procurement teams around the globe were put through their own torture test recently, courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic. Weaknesses were exposed. A McKinsey…
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The Spend Profile: It’s Time You Got to Know Your Own Company

No, procurement officers, it’s not your imagination. People are staring. All eyes are on you. Hellish 2020 may be over, but now it’s February 2021 and companies are desperately trying to identify areas of cost-saving opportunity while shoring up a teetering supply chain. It’s time to step into the breach.

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Be at the Forefront of Digital Transformation

digital transformation

Big events have the knack of etching themselves into our cultural timeline. Previous generations spoke of pre-war and post-war, and now, it seems, current generations have their own reference point: pre- and post-COVID. Only the events that clearly mark a point of change in our society achieve this privilege, and…
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