Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


Jim Haynes

Director of Strategic Sourcing and Indirect Procurement
RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company
Accomplished professional who has built a successful twenty-nine year career at the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company by working in a number of diverse roles. As a result, he has a broad set of workplace skills including Category Management, Spend Analysis, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Management, Change Management, Purchasing, Negotiation, Contract Management, Outsourcing, Vendor Management and International Project Management. Jim is respected by his colleagues and co-workers for his focus on team development, professionalism and work ethic. Currently, Jim serves as the Director – Strategic Procurement for Indirect Materials and Services within the centralized Procurement organization at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Jim is responsible for a team of fifteen procurement professionals that support the procurement of approximately $1.4 BN dollars of Indirect Materials and Services. Jim has over 13 years of Procurement experience at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in various positions including: Director Strategic Procurement, Senior Manager Corporate Materials and Services, Master Strategic Sourcing, Manger Procurement and Manager Contract Negotiations and Administration. Jim graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and served on a two year expatriate assignment in the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East. Jim served on the Board of ISM - ISM Carolinas-Virginia and also the Committee chair for Career Development.

4:45 PM Case Study: The Big Bond: Defining Procurement’s Seat At The Table in Mergers And Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions can sometimes seem like a tidal wave slowly moving towards your organization - and most business case integrations require a substantial portion of the overall value proposition be executed by procurement. The procurement function’s involvement is crucial to delivering significant cost savings, demand management and procurement efficiencies across many areas of direct and indirect activities supporting the business case. So what are the best “go-live” strategies for this complicated scenario? In this compelling case study, find out how one multi-billion dollar company is creating sourcing synergies through the harmonization of contracts, leveraging supplier relationships and using longer term strategic sourcing activities to deliver quickly to the bottom line, and earn their seat at the table.
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