Behind the scenes at AusNet is a talented team of people working to constantly improve our services and connect communities with energy and accelerate a sustainable future.
Meet Chris Croisdale
Chris is a Centre of Excellence Manager in AusNet’s People, Sustainability and Transformation team. He leads a team of seven which primarily works to deliver value from our supplier engagements alongside, driving continuous improvement in our procurement processes.
How long have you been at AusNet and what made you want to join the organisation?
I’ve been at AusNet for two and a half years. I saw joining AusNet as a great opportunity to work in a new industry which is so important to Australia, having spent most of my career in the financial services consulting industry in the United Kingdom. I was also impressed by the capabilities of the procurement leadership team and felt I could learn new skills from my management team.
What does an average work day look like for you?
No two days are the same. Identifying ways we can drive continuous improvement in our procurement function is one of the key aspects I focus on each day. I spend time catching up with my team and supporting them when they need help. I also work on some big and exciting strategic procurements which underpin our organisational strategy.
What’s the best part of your job?
What I love most about my job is having the freedom to identify process improvements in my area and own them through to delivery. The other great part is my awesome team. They work hard, are smart, adaptable and most importantly, fun to work with.
What makes you most proud about working for AusNet Services?
The thing I’m most proud of at AusNet is the capability and culture of our team and how we all work together to deliver outcomes for challenging problems.
What opportunities has AusNet Services offered you?
My time at AusNet has been great as all the hard work I did when I joined was recognised by my General Manager and I was rewarded with a promotion. For me, this has shown the organisation has faith and confidence in me to take on managing a team.
Has AusNet offered you flexibility in your role?
If so, how and what impact has that had for you?
The flexibility AusNet offers has been really beneficial for me. Being able to flex and choose which days I work in and out of the office has been a huge help particularly with a young family and being able to work before and after normal work hours at home. It’s also pleasing to be able to offer my team flexibility which makes their working life easier while still delivering really good outcomes.
What’s something interesting about your job, or team that people might not know?
Within our total team of eight we have eight different nationalities!
What advice would you give to people looking to work at AusNet?
Get in contact with someone who works here and find out what it’s all about.