Procurecon 2019

15 - 17 October, 2019

Hesperia Barcelona Tower Barcelona

44 (0) 207 368 9465

Agenda Day 3 - Thursday 17th October 2019

8:20 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

Building your Talent to Embrace the Future

Richard Beaumont, Independent Consultant & Former CPO at The Co-operative Bank & Rolls Royce

Richard Beaumont

Independent Consultant & Former CPO
The Co-operative Bank & Rolls Royce

9:15 am - 9:40 am OPENING KEYNOTE How to position your procurement team to attract different skillsets that will be vital for your function to add greater value to your business and thrive in the future complex landscape

• How can procurement be trained as consultants/business partners to stakeholders?
• What can you do to attract new skillsets including data professionals, AI and Blockchain professionals, millennials etc. to help give your team a competitive edge?
• What balance of new and existing talent is needed to fulfil your goals and blend your organisation?
• What differs from traditional procurement and where can you succeed in the future?

9:35 am - 10:05 am FIRESIDE CHAT How to change the behaviours of your procurement team to focus on advice and solutions and encourage smarter spending

Monique Beersma, Global Head of Indirect Procurement at Givaudan

Monique Beersma

Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Givaudan

10:05 am - 10:25 am PRESENTATION How to build a talent pool that embraces the digital future to move from delivering cost savings to providing a strategic edge

• How do data analysts and scientists fit into the procurement team of the future?
• What skills need to be recruited and taught to succeed in a digital world?
• How can technology help procurement remain relevant in a changing market?
• What value can future procurement teams offer their organisations through the use of digital and what are the challenges?

Gundula Ullah, CPO at Funke Mediengruppe

Gundula Ullah

CPO
Funke Mediengruppe

10:25 am - 10:55 am OXFORD STYLE DEBATE Millennials and Generation Z are the best types of talent to recruit into your procurement team for future growth FOR & AGAINST

FOR
•Millennials and Generation Z understand data, digital and buying digitally 
•With digitalisation and technology all buying is becoming digital and this does not need to be taught to Millennials and Generation Z
•They have a natural skillset needed in the future 

AGAINST
•Traditional procurement skillsets are still needed for the future success of the function 
•Traditional negotiation and core sourcing skills are still paramount over digital

10:55 am - 11:35 am PANEL WITH INTERACTIVE POLLING How can you implement an Agile working method to leverage different skillsets, encourage collaboration and improve efficiency

• What cultural changes need to be driven within the procurement team and across the business to drive Agile?
• How can Agile enhance your team’s performance?
• How does Agile deliver better results to the business?
• How does Agile create better value and opportunities?
• How does Agile improve how you work with your suppliers?

Lorna Brown, Head of Supply Chain Management at Sainsbury’s Bank

Lorna Brown

Head of Supply Chain Management
Sainsbury’s Bank

Eva-Maria Kunath, Head of Indirect Procurement at Swiss Post

Eva-Maria Kunath

Head of Indirect Procurement
Swiss Post

Rita Navarro, Global Head of Procurement Excellence at Clariant

Rita Navarro

Global Head of Procurement Excellence
Clariant

11:35 am - 12:15 pm NETWORKING BREAK

Regenerating your Future Procurement Models

12:15 pm - 12:55 pm PANEL WITH INTERACTIVE POLLING How to find the balance between global and local procurement models to better understand your markets and deliver the best service to your stakeholders

• How can globalisation be rolled out into local regions to make sure the best service is given?
• How to deliver against global objectives across different cultures
• How can you design a ‘glocal approach’?
• How can you standardise your approach in each country?

Megan Stowe, Greater European Region Strategic Sourcing Director & International Supplier Diversity at Intel

Megan Stowe

Greater European Region Strategic Sourcing Director & International Supplier Diversity
Intel

Jean-Philippe Benard, CPO at Lafarge Holcim

Jean-Philippe Benard

CPO
Lafarge Holcim

Nick Jenkinson, Senior Director Procurement at Astellas

Nick Jenkinson

Senior Director Procurement
Astellas

12:55 pm - 1:25 pm OXFORD STYLE DEBATE Traditional category management is the most efficient way of buying for your internal business FOR & AGAINST

FOR
•Traditional category management aligns with the business lines procurement buy for
•Category management allows specialists to operate in each business unit
•Category management allows procurement to oversee the suppliers in each business unit

AGAINST
•Procurement should make life easy for the business and the business doesn’t understand category management
•With digitalisation and technology all categories are becoming digital
•Changing the procurement model allows for better supplier control

David Wheeler, Global Head of Procurement Clinical Services, Tech & Data at Astra Zeneca

David Wheeler

Global Head of Procurement Clinical Services, Tech & Data
Astra Zeneca

1:25 pm - 1:45 pm PRESENTATION How can you build a strategic sourcing model to ensure you are the customer of choice for your suppliers?

• How can your procurement team make sure they are innovative to suppliers as well as suppliers being innovative to you?
• How can strategic sourcing build long term partnerships?
• How can procurement and supply chain working together harmonise your operations?
• How can strategic sourcing allow better visibility of your supply chain?

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm PRESENTATION How to move your operating model away from traditional category management to consolidate your supply base and better influence spend

• How can a different operation model stop categories and suppliers overlapping?
• How can you align your operating model better to your business units?
• How can you minimize interfaces and make supply to the business easier?
• How can fewer ‘categories’ and suppliers help spend transparency?
 

2:05 pm - 3:05 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

Driving Towards Procurement 2030

Richard Beaumont, Independent Consultant & Former CPO at The Co-operative Bank & Rolls Royce

Richard Beaumont

Independent Consultant & Former CPO
The Co-operative Bank & Rolls Royce

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How to influence your business in selecting and investing in the best digital intiatives to stay ahead of the curve

• What is the next step from savings?
• How can you work with the internal business to deliver profit and innovative ‘savings’?
• How can you influence the way your business views costs?
• How can you provide ideas and influence?

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm PANEL WITH INTERACTIVE POLLING Mastering change management: How can you create an open and positive culture throughout your organisation to drive the required big step changes?

• How can you be at the forefront of driving poistive change?
• What changes need senior influence?
• How you’re your procurement team be at the forefront of strategic partnerships across the business?
• How can business alignment help get buy in for change management?

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm INTERACTIVE POLLING What’s next for your procurement function?

• What technology will you be investing in between now and 2030?
• What skillsets do you feel you are missing in your procurement function?
• What geopolitical risks are most prevelant to you?

Richard Beaumont, Independent Consultant & Former CPO at The Co-operative Bank & Rolls Royce

Richard Beaumont

Independent Consultant & Former CPO
The Co-operative Bank & Rolls Royce

Richard Beaumont, Independent Consultant & Former CPO at The Co-operative Bank & Rolls Royce

Richard Beaumont

Independent Consultant & Former CPO
The Co-operative Bank & Rolls Royce

4:50 pm - 4:55 pm END OF CONFERENCE – SEE YOU IN 2020!