October 21 - 23, 2018
Fairmont Dallas, Dallas, TX
Keith Woody, Vice President, Global Indirect Sourcing at Technicolor
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Keith Woody

Vice President, Global Indirect Sourcing

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

1:45 PM How to Put "the Strategic" into Strategic Procurement

Grasp a familiar and commonly missed critical-to-success component toward achieving success in exploiting the digital advantage. Beyond process redesign and tracking metrics– see how to activate and engage the people on the front-line of purchasing, sourcing, contract management and other activities through empowerment and mentorship programs designed to foster inclusion and adoption. Gain tips to ensure executive buy-in and to impart the value proposition for Procurement as a strategic partner across lines of business. Learn how to win the war on talent through employing training practices and continuous improvement programs to ensure your team is adept at the relevant skill sets needed to excel in their evolving roles.
  • Building a supporting governance structure
  • Designing guidelines that align and support organizational business objectives  
  • Building training and skill-building practices that deliver measurable results  

Monday, October 22, 2018

4:50 PM The Future of Work: Attracting & Developing the Next Generation Procurement Talent

According to a recent Deloitte global CPO survey, 60% of CPOs don’t believe their teams have the skills to deliver their procurement strategy. Procurement can be a talent pool for the rest of the organization, but only if it invests the time and resources to develop people who can provide deep insights into an organization, shake the business model and build functional expertise. And with so much changing as a result of digital transformation, how are we preparing our teams to thrive in a world of automation. What new roles are being created as a result? Staff movement is an inevitable part of business today, but how can we ensure our employees are effective in the short term? How is the gig economy impacting procurement? These questions and more will be addressed during this session.