Steve GillisDirector of Strategy & Head of ArcBlue Defence

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Steve Gillis is recognised for his leadership abilities and technical expertise in the areas of Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Change Management. 

Steve applies a strong commercial focus and he moves strategy into implementation based on an extensive career in leading business transformation.  Highly regarded for his professional leadership and collaborative approach he partners with leadership teams to ensure their competitive advantage in the marketplace.

With global commercial experience across NFP, Private and public sectors, Steve is skilled in Strategic Planning, Change Management, Organisational Redesign and Business Integration. His leadership experience includes leading a workforce in excess of 1500 FTE and commercial influences of $400m Operating and $600m annual Capital spend.

Steve has led the transformation of Procurement from a transactional function to a strategic business unit across multiple sectors, creating new value and strategic advantage. This leadership enabled SA Water to adapt new capital procurement models in response to drought mitigation plans and the introduction of category management models to drive value in operating expenditure. 

Steve has extensive expertise in operations outsourcing, low cost country sourcing, high level negotiations and also vast experience in Global Supply Chain and international logistics across Automotive and FMGC sectors in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, UK and USA.

With a passion for business integration and organisational development, Steve undertakes management coaching with individuals to enable them to better manage complex change processes.

A university qualified and experienced procurement professional with an extensive portfolio of formal procurement skills. 

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”

– Leonard Bernstein

Contact Me

  • Adelaide Office
  • +61 403 603 929
  • steve.gillis@arcblue.com.au