Day 3: May 20, 2021 Putting Ideas Into Action: Key Lessons And Skills To Deliver Results

11:00 am - 11:05 am Opening Remarks

Michael Dunlap, Event Director at ProcureCon Indirect East

Michael Dunlap

Event Director
ProcureCon Indirect East

11:05 am - 11:15 am Chairperson’s Remarks

11:15 am - 11:55 am Interactive Case Study (LIVE) Developing A Category Management Framework For Success In 2021: Sharing Success At AMD

Join the experts at AMD who will talk you through how they designed and implemented a category management process within their organization. This interactive session will give you the opportunity to ask questions and help you accomplish a similar initiative within your own organization. Key areas of discussion include:

  • Developing the business case for success
  • Designing and defining the overall category management process, including
  • Category Segmentation
  • Business/Stakeholder Buy-in
  • Execution and refinement
  • Key lessons learned and approaches for continuous improvement.

11:55 am - 12:15 pm Fireside Chat: Managing The COVID Vaccine Supply Chain: Lessons Learned From Managing The Logistics Of An Unprecedented Challenge

Gerald Cardillo, Executive Director, Category Procurement at Charles River Laboratories

Gerald Cardillo

Executive Director, Category Procurement
Charles River Laboratories

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Panel: Delivering Sustainability On Top Of Everything Else: Defending The Sustainability Agenda And Setting Up For Success

Olga Perelman, Senior Director, Enterprise Procurement at T-Mobile

Olga Perelman

Senior Director, Enterprise Procurement
T-Mobile

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Master Class Workshops (PRIMARY LED)

These in-depth, interactive workshop sessions led by subject matter experts will guide you to actionable strategies you can use immediately use back in the office. Each group is limited to 40 participants to ensure personal interaction and practical takeaways.

  1. Negotiation Master Class: Negotiating With The C-Suite To Make A Difference
  2. Category Management Strategy
  3. Mindfulness Meditation
  4. Transition To CPO
  5. Becoming An Advocate For Diversity Wendy Stenger, Senior Manager, Corporate Services, External Workforce Programs, Thomson Reuters
  6. Sustainability/Green Procurement
Wendy Stenger, Senior Manager, Corporate Services, External Workforce Programs at Thomson Reuters

Wendy Stenger

Senior Manager, Corporate Services, External Workforce Programs
Thomson Reuters

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Presentation By ProcureCon Partner

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm Fireside Chat: Delivering Results In A New Role: Making Your First 90 Days Count

Chantal Sarmanoukian, Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

Chantal Sarmanoukian

Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Tech Center Meet and Greet

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Presentation By ProcureCon Partner

3:00 pm - 3:05 pm Transition To Roundtable

3:05 pm - 3:45 pm Category-Specific Roundtables (PRIMARY LED)

These in-depth, interactive roundtables are led by subject matter experts will guide you to actionable strategies you can use immediately use back in the office. Each group is limited to 40 participants to ensure personal interaction and practical takeaways.

  1. Contingent Labor/Consulting
  2. Meetings and Events
  3. IT – Software 
  4. IT – Hardware
  5. Marketing
  6. MRO
  7. Travel
Nick Matuszewski, Senior Director Of Procurement And Strategic Sourcing at ULTA

Nick Matuszewski

Senior Director Of Procurement And Strategic Sourcing
ULTA

3:45 pm - 3:45 pm Day 3/Conference Concludes

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