ProcureCon Indirect East 2018

February 20-February 22, 2018

Amelia Island, FL

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Shari Pansuti

Corporate Procurement and Strategic Commodities
WPP Group

Shari Pansuti is the Corporate Procurment Director for North American facility operations for WPP, the world’s leading communications services group with revenues of over $19 billion and billings of $74 billion in 2016. In her role, she oversees WPP’s North American facilities sourcing team and is charged with building and maintaining cross-functional relationships among WPP’s operating companies.

Her responsibilities include strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, managing supplier relationships, developing and executing RFPs, category management, establishing procurment protocol and devloping and overseeing the scope of work for all WPP facilities in North America.

Ms. Pansuti joined WPP in 2004 when Bates Advertising became part of the Group. She worked at Bates for 19 years, ultimately assuming a management role as Procurement Director. A member of ISM Sponsorship Committee, Ms. Pansuti enjoys visiting her two daughters, one a 4th grade Special Ed Teacher in Syracuse and the other a student at Florida International University, when not working at WPP.

11:45 AM Interactive Roundtables

These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to learn about. Sit and learn in an intimate format from the speakers who have had an impact on their company and industry. Take control of your own event experience and don’t be shy! Ask questions (or answer them!) alongside other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities. 

1. Facilities Sourcing
Shari Pansuti, Corporate Procurement and Strategic Commodities, WPP Group

2. Managing a Supplier Exit
Nancy Tiran, Senior Director, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Lifecycle Management & Governance, Best Buy

3. Supplier Scorecarding
TJ Nguyen, CCBSS Procurement Director – Indirect, Coca-Cola Bottlers' Sales & Services

4. How Small- and Medium-Spend Companies Can Get Attention from Suppliers
Jill Robbins, Director, Global Procurement – Indirect Goods & Services, Elanco Animal Health
Jennifer Black, Global Procurement Leader, Marketing, Elanco Animal Health

5. Sourcing Tools and Technology

6. Using GPOs

7. Spend Analytics

8. Ongoing Supplier Risk Management