Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


Dawn Fritzell

Procurement Indirect Services Team Leader/Manager

Dawn Fritzell is the North America Indirect Procurement Leader for Kimberly-Clark. She is responsible for the Procurement of over $2 billion in Indirect Services and leads a team of 25+ professionals. In this role, she has led her team to achieve world class levels of value while prioritizing stakeholder engagement. Currently, she is developing a long range strategy to transform how Kimberly-Clark manages and reports Indirect spend. During her 24-year-tenure with Kimberly-Clark, Dawn has helped pilot the Global Procurement Organization’s Business Engagement Manager Role by aligning with the North America Family Care business to drive a more strategic level of engagement and value creation to the business. Leading the way in establishing engagement practices, the pilot program grew into a role model for other regional procurement teams worldwide. Dawn has led both Global Procurement and North America Procurement teams in support of financial products and services, led cross-functional collaboration success with Advertising, Marketing and Marketing Services, and played an active role in Procure-to-Pay initiatives jointly led by the Global Procurement Organization and Accounts Payable. In the last 10 years in Kimberly-Clark’s Procurement Organization, Dawn has been awarded the company’s esteemed CFO Excellence in Finance Award and a CFO Leadership Award.

Dawn spent the first twelve years of her K-C career in Finance and prior to K-C worked in Consulting. Dawn holds an M.B.A. from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her undergraduate degree in biology is from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Dawn lives in Appleton, Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She is a distance runner and is passionate about supporting local community organizations

Monday, September 18, 2017: Right Here, Right Now: Disruptive Thinking In a Disruptive World

4:25 PM Presentation: Driving Value in Decentralized Spend Categories

Achieving world class levels of value in Indirect spend categories that are decentralized, with no central owner or sponsor, is difficult. Spend activity in these categories often lacks governance, and stakeholders spend significant amounts with little oversight and without policy controls or guidelines. Procurement often is the only team that has the full and broad knowledge of what is happening in this type of spend category. It is challenging, but with persistence, a drive to ‘disrupt’ the system and the leverage of digital data tools, Procurement can be successful in the diversely distributed indirect spend category.
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