ProcureCon Indirect East 2021

May 18 - 20, 2021

12:00PM ET

DAY 3 – Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Team And Stakeholder Excellence

8:00 am - 8:50 am Continental Breakfast In The Solutions Zone

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Remarks

9:00 am - 9:40 am Interactive Case Study: Building Out A Procurement Team In 2020 And Beyond

Taking charge of Freddie Mac’s Supply Chain Program was no easy task, but William Bagley and team were up for the challenge and will talk you through how he developed a world-class team in a short period of time. 
William Bagley, VP, Enterprise Supply Chain - Finance Division at Freddie Mac

William Bagley

VP, Enterprise Supply Chain - Finance Division
Freddie Mac

Phil Westhoff, Director, Supply Chain Services at Freddie Mac

Phil Westhoff

Director, Supply Chain Services
Freddie Mac

9:40 am - 10:10 am Interactive Case Study: Kickstarting Supplier Innovation To Take Your Team To The Next Level

Creating a culture where all suppliers are encouraged and rewarded to put forward innovative ideas is an idea everyone can get behind, but executing it can be another story. A leading practitioner will share with you their thoughts, ideas, and approaches to:
•Enhance trust between procurement teams and supplier 
•Enable innovation from your suppliers
•Develop a supplier eco-system that fosters innovation

10:10 am - 10:40 am Stakeholder Relationships In Action: Elevating Your Game For Success

While we all recognize the importance of stakeholder relationships, it’s all too easy to maintain a status quo relationship with all of the business units and suppliers you interface with on a daily basis. This engaging fireside chat will help you elevate those relationship and set you and your sourcing team up for continued success.  Key topics to discuss include:
•             Tools and techniques for understanding stakeholders, aligning motivations, improving communication and helping your projects succeed
•             Methods and techniques to prepare your stakeholders and suppliers from a change management perspective
•             Tip and tricks on how best to prepare your business to become a strong member of your negotiating team
Carla Hendon, Director, Indirect Procurement at Meijer

Carla Hendon

Director, Indirect Procurement

10:40 am - 11:20 am Presentation Dragons Den: Demos Of Cutting-Edge Technology Startups

We’ll show you the most revolutionary digital procurement solutions you really need to see. The action is fast-paced, interactive and fun, as judges and audience are voting to determine the winner. 5-minute demo per startup

11:20 am - 11:40 am Final Networking Break In The Solutions Zone

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Presentation Actions To Cast The Net Wider: Installing A Procurement-Like Mindset Outside Of Procurement

Looking for a way to evangelize the Procurement mindset throughout your organization? Linda Chuan, Head of Sourcing & Procurement at Box will share her pointers on how to enable and empower your stakeholders to help you achieve and surpass your goals. Key takeaways include:
•Determining goal posts for ‘high touch’ categories such as marketing/creative services
•Enabling stakeholders to perform vendor management
•Encouraging shared goals between procurement and your stakeholders

Linda Chuan, Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at Box

Linda Chuan

Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Panel Actions To Take To Make The Case For Change And Move Your Program Up The Maturity Curve

Given the rapid change and demands facing your stakeholders, you can’t afford to keep your program at a standstill. It’s a matter of when (not if) you move your program up the maturity curve in today’s environment. But how do you get yourself out of the day-to-day execution of your program to focus on long-term improvement? 
•How to develop and communicate the business case for improvement
•Defining program maturity milestones
•Leveraging and strengthening relationships with your staffing partners
•Developing and implementing program KPIs to measure success

Ernest Hernandez, Purchasing & Logistics Executive Director at Westgate Resorts

Ernest Hernandez

Purchasing & Logistics Executive Director
Westgate Resorts

Bill Michels, Vice President of Operations, Americas at Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, (CIPS)

Bill Michels

Vice President of Operations, Americas
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, (CIPS)