ProcureCon Indirect East 2018

February 20-February 22, 2018

Amelia Island, FL

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Mindy Holden

Senior Vice President Procurement and Real Estate
Adecco Group

Mindy Holden recently started as the Senior Vice President of Procurement and Real Estate for The Adecco Group, the world’s leading staffing solutions company. Mindy is based out of the Jacksonville, FL headquarters office. She and her team are responsible for managing the procurement of third party spend as well as the real estate portfolio of 620 offices in North America.

Prior to this role, Mindy was the Chief Procurement Officer and VP Real Estate and Accounts Payable for Direct Energy where she was responsible for procurement, a real estate portfolio of ~100 properties across North America, and Accounts Payable where she was focused on integrating leading practices across this team. Prior to joining Direct Energy, Mindy was responsible for category and supplier management for the Tennessee Valley Authority where she led a team to create a leading practice category management model. Mindy and her team were responsible for developing long-term strategies, management of the supply base including risk mitigation, ongoing improvement in cost, demand management, and supplier management.

Mindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland where she graduated magna cum laude.

She is also Green Belt and DFSS certified. Mindy is on the Board for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Conference and served on the Boards for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas and the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber.

In her spare time, Mindy and her husband enjoy getting to know Jacksonville and the Ponte Vedra Beach areas, spending time with their three children, and are thoroughly enjoying their newest additions to the family - two golden doodle puppies.

9:25 AM Keynote Panel: Providing The White Glove Treatment To Your Suppliers

As procurement people, we often talk about how we can get the most from our suppliers, but flipping this equation a bit, we’d gain quite a bit of leverage if “we” became the client of choice. This panel of experts will explain their secrets to becoming someone  suppliers want to work with, not solely because of the brand, but because of behaviors, structure, and partnership. Imagine applying the following within your own organization and achieving incredible results!

  • Creating a ‘White Glove’ culture within your sourcing organization
  • Overcoming organizational/historical resistance to change
  • Techniques to achieve success