Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


Leigh Barbeau

Indirect Procurement Directorment
Ace Hardware

09:40 AM The Early Bird Gets The Worm: Getting Early Adoption And Buy-In for Indirect

No matter what level your procurement function is at, getting stakeholder buy-in and adoption early and often can be a major challenge. The advantages of early buy-in are many - and it's now more critical than ever, as procurement’s role continues to expand across the enterprise and the role of suppliers in delivering value and mitigating risk continues to increase. In this working group, we'll discuss:
How to get involved earlier in the supply negotiation and contract process
Presenting innovative ideas for both cost savings and revenue
Driving efficiencies through the procurement process and demonstrating value that gets attention and provokes a need for early engagement
Proactively demonstrating an understanding of stakeholders' supply markets
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