Programme 2022 - Procurement Futures, 4-5 October 2022 : Procurement Futures, 4-5 October 2022 Programme 2022 - Procurement Futures, 4-5 October 2022

Programme 2022

Programme

Programme

Our programme allows you to personalise your attendance – whether you’re a seasoned CPO or a rising procurement star, you can focus on your unique needs. On each morning of Procurement Futures, the programme will split into three concurrent streams, allowing you to attend only the sessions that are relevant to your business.

Stream 1: Insights: Presentations and panel discussions

Stream 2: Ignite: Workshops on practical challenges

Stream 3: Interact: Roundtables, hackathons and collaborative discussions

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  • Day 1 Tuesday - 4 October 2022
  • Day 2 Wednesday - 5 October 2022
Registration

Registration

08:10 am
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09:10 am
09:30 am
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09:45 am

Fireside chat: Growth, void, regrowth – How procurement helped Primark return to growth post Covid

The pandemic shifted Primark from being a high growth retailer to a business with no sales overnight. In this insightful and wide ranging conversation hear how Primark’s procurement function took on a new role helping navigate this challenge, accelerated the return to growth, and what this means for the future.


Ross Grierson, Director of Procurement, Primark
09:45 am
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10:15 am

Headline panel: Lessons of past success and what it means for the future

Patrick Dunne was CPO of a business turning over more than $100bn (Walgreens) and Malcolm Harrison was CPO of a business turning over more than 100bn euros (Nestle). Both have then gone into senior roles beyond procurement in Sainsbury’s, and CIPS.

In this unusual and frank session, they are going to share the lessons of their careers – what they wish they had known, the mistakes they wished they hadn’t made (!), how to work with senior leadership to have influence and what skills they believe future professionals will need to succeed.

Patrick Dunne, Director of Group Property, FM & Procurement (CPO), Sainsburys Plc
Malcolm Harrison, CEO, CIPS
10:15 am
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10:45 am

CPO panel discussion – How to build supply chain resilience and maintain quality in a VUCA world

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) are the watchwords today. Clive, Imran and Rebecca are experienced CPOs who have led procurement functions across multiple large businesses and across industries. They are in a great position to share what they are doing on:

  • Deploying strategies to become more resilient and agile in our unpredictable world
  • Reducing supply chain complexity
  • Balancing hyper-efficient cost with greater resilience
  • Onshoring / nearshoring strategies to tackle supply chain challenges
  • Automating to ensuring supply chain visibility and transparency

Our CPO panel will also highlight the strategic steps procurement leaders should take to make sure their organisations are ready for the future.



Dr. Clive Rees, International Chief Procurement Officer, Fujitsu
Imran Rasul, Chief Procurement Officer, Nationwide
Rebecca Simpson, Procurement and Supply Chain Director, Balfour Beatty
10:45 am
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11:15 am

How will economic and geopolitical factors unfold in 2023 and beyond?

Two leading economists are going to give you their (not always the same!) forecasts to take back to your business on:

  • Outlook for the UK economy and recession risks
  • How will central banks control inflation and what does that mean for interest rates?
  • What next for energy prices?
  • How will geopolitics impact trade flows in different markets?
  • What is the outlook for freight costs?
  • Impact of the pandemic on global supply chains


Sonali Punhani, Chief Economist, Credit Suisse
Dr. John Glen, CIPS Economist, CIPS
Networking Break

Networking Break

11:15 am
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11:45 am
11:45 am
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12:25 pm

Lightning Talks: What does the future hold for procurement?

10:10:10 – 3 short presentations followed by discussion and Q&A

Hear short, sharp points of view from 3 procurement leaders on how they are increasing agility and creating strategies to respond to new challenges of a changing world.

  • How can we predict the future during uncertain times?
  • What does the future hold for procurement in the longer term?
  • Future of procurement in the utility industry and adapting to regulatory constraints


Nina Bomberg, Global Director of Indirect Purchasing, Dormakaba
David Wylie, Chief Procurement Officer, Thames Water
Paul Bestford, Chief Procurement Officer, Nutreco
11:45 am
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12:25 pm

Workshop – Increasing procurement efficiency through better procurement tech and data insights

Tech is changing the way organisations buy and after much talk, some technologies are really coming into their own. Steven has been at the forefront of this change, driving tech improvements at Sony, and Savita brings experience of working at AstraZeneca along with her new role in the NHS. They’ll analyse two new procurement technologies (proc-tech) that are driving transformation, and how they can change the role of procurement.
  • How can automation make procurement more efficient?
  • How can AI take away high levels of administration so procurement can focus on the strategic issues?


Savita Mace, Chief Procurement Officer, NHS UHSussex FT
Steven King, Source to Contract Improvement Manager, SONY Europe
11:45 am
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12:30 pm

Roundtable Discussions

What strategies will increase the resilience of your supply chains in an increasingly volatile world? Join one of our interactive roundtable discussions the most pressing issues facing procurement in the VUCA era. Each discussion is moderated by one of our speakers and gives you the opportunity to share experiences and challenge ideas with your peers.
12:30 pm
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13:00 pm

Case Study – Risk management: Implementing an early warning system that mitigates the effects of global disruption

Nick is a veteran CPO across banking, pharma and media - and has seen volatility in them all!. He is well placed to share his approach on:

  • How can businesses stay ahead of the complexities of their supply chain
  • Why every company needs a nimble and holistic risk management strategy
  • Developing a well-defined risk identification and assessment process that minimises occurrence and impact


Nick Jenkinson, Chief Procurement Officer, Santander
12:30 pm
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13:00 pm

Case Study – Supplier collaboration strategies that deliver game-changing innovation and support your growth agenda

Roopali and Chris manage supply chains in large, diverse and tech-driven organisations, where effective collaboration with a wide range of suppliers is essential to success.

Getting suppliers to lift their game is hard. Their agenda may not be yours but get it right, and amazing outcomes are possible. This session outlines practical strategies that work for taking your supplier collaboration to the next level. Find out how to work with your suppliers to drive value and support your company’s growth agenda in the future.



Roopali Khurana, Supplier Relationship Management, NHS Digital
Chris Garwood, VP Supply Chain Solutions, BP
12:35 pm
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13:00 pm

Fireside Chat: Responding to the Covid crisis

Jon Mckeown will be discussing how procurement responded to the Covid crisis of in effect shutting down the business and then restarting it, and how procurement has repositioned on the way.



Jon Mckeown, Chief Procurement Officer, Carnival
13:00 pm
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14:00 pm
14:00 pm
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14:30 pm

Panel discussion – Attracting diverse talent

Ginny and Carol are CPOs in an industry that has not traditionally been associated with bringing in diverse talent and the benefits this brings. With Pip from Resource Solutions, they will cover:


  • Recognising the benefits that a diverse team can bring to your procurement strategy
  • Overcoming the challenges of attracting diverse talent
  • Training and up-skilling to ensure inclusivity
  • Strategies for addressing and resolving diversity shortages in your team
  • How to become an employer of choice


Ginny Warr, Head of Procurement, British Land
Carol WIlliams, Head of Procurement, Laing O’Rourke
Pip Wells, Innovation Consultant / Advisory Practice Lead, Resource Solutions
14:00 pm
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14:45 pm

Procurement Bill – Legislation workshop

Sam wrote the forthcoming legislation that is going to transform how government buys. He will cover the practical consequences of the changes and what specifically suppliers and public sector bodies need to do now to prepare for the future.


  • Update on the progress the Procurement Bill - which will introduce the new legal framework to replace the existing public sector procurement rules - and its passage through Parliament
  • A look ahead to implementation of the new regime and what public bodies can be doing now to prepare
  • What should suppliers now start to think about?


Sam Rowbury, Director Commercial Policy, Cabinet Office
14:00 pm
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15:00 pm

Mini Hackathon – Competitor collaboration Strategies for collaborating with your competitors to solve common problems in the supply chain

This interactive session will address the advantages and sensitivities associated with collaborating with your competitors in overcoming common supply chain challenges.



Harold Hendrickx, Procurement & Supply Optimisation and Transformation Director, TransExcecutive
14:35 pm
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15:00 pm

Panel discussion – How leaders can future-proof their procurement teams

Recruitment, motivations and procurement have all changed post covid. New skills and people are needed.


Hear from future facing procurement leaders, working in enlightened businesses adapting to the future. They will cover:


  • How are leadership teams adapting procurement work environments?
  • How emerging enterprise priorities are re-shaping skills and scope of the traditional procurement role
  • Emerging procurement job roles
  • Up-skilling strategies and programmes that future-proof your team
  • How to improve your talent pipeline
  • Can you benefit from on-demand workforces?


Dale Turner, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, Skanska
Ruth Bromley, Director of Procurement Enablement, Heineken
Stephen Day, Chief Procurement Officer, Kantar
14:50 pm
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15:30 pm

Case study – Transformation Strategies

Two presentations from radical procurement leaders on radical transformation programmes they have led.


Presentation 1:

Indirect spend: How SAP centralised subscriptions and memberships globally

Indirect spend is a noisy and challenging category for procurement leaders. Take a look at how SAP captured and controlled a large proportion of their tail-spend. The project made digital transformation possible whilst also improving visibility and transparency.

Jean-Philippe Moulin, Chief Commercial Officer, Prenax

Presentation 2:

Roads for the future: How building roads has changed, how it will change in the future and how procurement can lead the way.

Malcolm Dare, Executive Director - Commercial and Procurement, National Highways
14:50 pm
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15:30 pm

Troubleshooting session

How to make procurement a career of choice

As dynamic leaders who are passionate about the future of the procurement profession, Savita and Ruji will lead an open discussion to generate new ideas on how to entice more people into the procurement function.

Share the insights of your peers, have your say and create your own action plan. Come prepared to give your views on:
  • What do the brightest and best of Gen Z want from a career?
  • What are the USPs of a career in procurement?
  • How can we increase the profile of procurement amongst the next generation of recruits?


Savita Mace, Chief Procurement Officer, NHS UHSussex FT
Ruji Mahmud, VP & Head of Strategy, Bayer
15:05 pm
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15:30 pm

Presentation: How to develop diverse and inclusive supply chains

  • Defining supplier diversity and inclusive procurement and highlighting their importance to the bottom line
  • Understanding the ways in which supplier diversity drives innovation
  • How engaging with diverse suppliers creates better competition
  • Assessing the potential impact of a diverse supply chain on your brand reputation
Networking Break

Networking Break

15:30 pm
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16:00 pm
16:00 pm
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16:30 pm

Keynote Insight: The Procurement Bill – transforming public sector procurement

The Procurement Bill is set to deliver a once in a generation change to public sector procurement. Hear from its architects and the procurement leaders who will play their part in its implementation on how some of the key concepts - like light touch contracts, delivering social value, greater transparency - might influence the wider procurement profession.



Gareth Rhys-Williams, Government Chief Commercial Officer, Cabinet Office
Andrew Forzani, Director General Commercial, Ministry of Defence
Samantha Ulyatt, Chief Commercial Officer, Home Office
16:30 pm
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17:00 pm

Keynote Case Study- The Tony’s Chocolonely roadmap to 100% slave free chocolate

Tony’s Chocolonely have created a brand whose USP is the ethical management of its supply chain, one which brings it direct contact with the toughest challenges of responsible sourcing in developing countries - avoiding child labour, ensuring a fair income for everyone and avoiding corruption.  Pascal Baltussen spearheads their procurement and shares his unique perspective on:
  • The challenges of dealing with unethical practices in the chocolate supply chain
  • Engaging with government agencies and producing communities
  • Why paying a higher price can be good business
Pascal Baltussen, Chief of Impact and Operations, Tony’s Chocolonely
Registration

Registration

09:00 am
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09:20 am
09:30 am
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10:00 am

How to create a sustainability culture which delivers real and measurable change

Where hearts go, minds follow. As one of the most innovative thinkers in procurement, rising star Jay is driving efficiency and sustainability across media giant, ITV. Based on his successes, he is going to show you his four step process for sustainability:

  • How to assess the importance of sustainability as a strategic initiative
  • How to implement an authentic sustainability vision that is relevant to your business
  • How to create the culture that reflects your sustainable business practices and an engaged ESG strategy that you live and breathe
  • How to define your sustainability ambitions and identity and determine how best to incorporate this in your team’s day-to-day decision-making


Jay Doyle, Group Procurement Director and Chief Procurement Officer, ITV
10:00 am
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10:30 am

Keynote panel discussion – How can the industry collaborate to drive sustainability?

Andy and David share a passion for sustainability and deep experience of complex supply chains. Add Katie’s expertise in harnessing the power of data to make better decisions in sustainable procurement and this panel is ideally placed to share first hand insights on how to foster cross-sector collaboration on sustainability.


  • Why collaboration in sustainable procurement is so much more effective than going it alone
  • How to encourage competitors to collaborate to improve sustainability across common supply chains
  • Balancing collaboration with maintaining and improving competitive differentiation


David Lawson, Chief Procurement Officer, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Andy Griffiths, Head of Sustainable Procurement, Diageo
Katie Tamblin, Chief Product Officer, Achilles
10:30 am
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10:50 am

Tedtalk: Alternative thinking – the way forward for procurement

As ex CPO of ITV and now CPO of Marks and Spencer, Andrew is in the midst of how proc-tech and new thinking can reposition procurement. He has done it twice. In this provocative session he outlines his ‘Alternative Thinking’ approach;

  • The way forward with people not just AI/Tech
  • How to get a different type of procurement person using market expertise and business knowledge to challenge
  • How can we change business process, can we challenge the wider business to think differently and change its operating model?
  • Focussing on people development, new ways of measuring value
  • An enhanced role for procurement that builds on the traditional strengths of being experts in negotiation and process and ultimately a role that has a direct impact on business transformation


Andrew Newnham, Director of Group Procurement, Marks & Spencer
Networking Break

Networking Break

11:10 am
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11:40 am
11:40 am
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12:15 pm

Lightning Talks- Seeking out social value opportunities in your procurement strategy

  • How can you take a leadership position in community and social issues that are relevant to business operations
  • How procurement can help by creating innovative ways to turn profits using socially responsible methods


Gemma Lindley, Head of Supplier Engagement, CBRE GWS Ltd
Emma Peacock, Global Procurement Director, Hotel Chocolat
Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy CEO, Social Enterprise UK
11:40 am
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12:20 pm

Lightning Talks: Practical steps for reducing scope 3 emissions throughout your supply chain

If you are serious about reducing your Scope 3 emissions, you need to move beyond generalities and get specific. Three leaders at the confluence of procurement and sustainability from different industries have come together to share practical lessons and experiences on where to start and how:


  • Engaging with your suppliers to develop strategies for mapping out your emission footprint throughout your value chain
  • Identifying your carbon hotspots and developing practical solutions to tackle them
  • Developing a emissions reduction strategy tailored to your specific objectives


Anne Simonnet, Head of Sustainability and Compliance, Foodbuy
Neil Jackson, Group Senior Sustainability Manager,BAE Systems
Ursula Minton, Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability Manager, Whitbread
11:40 am
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12:30 pm

Sustainability Procurement Roundtables

In this session, you can choose to attend two immersive and interactive discussions. Connect with fellow attendees and create a more sustainable future.
12:20 pm
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12:55 pm

Driving continuous digital transformation and creating value across the entire supply chain

  • The importance of digital transformation in 2022
  • Strategies for achieving company buy-in for digital transformation
  • How digital transformation can support your procurement strategies in areas such as reducing cost inefficiencies, enabling greater productivity, accelerating new product introductions and enhancing greater transparency and communication


Charlotte Carter, UK Solutions Specialist, Proactis
12:55 pm
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14:00 pm
14:00 pm
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14:30 pm

Challenges of building a procurement function in a digital business

If you think it is hard building a procurement function, try doing it during the covid crisis when the business is growing at breakneck speed! Roger Davies, ex CPO of M&S, John Lewis and now the first CPO of Deliveroo is in a great position to share his insights on how he has built a function fit to adapt to the speed at which Deliveroo wants to operate.

He will draw out what makes businesses like Deliveroo different and what procurement has to look like to succeed, without getting tissue rejection that is so common in entrepreneurial tech businesses.



Roger Davies, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, Deliveroo
14:00 pm
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15:00 pm

Workshop – Procurement career plan

The procurement ecosystem is changing fast. Today’s professionals must widen their remit, acquire broader skills and experience and develop their ability to meet the growing demands of an increasingly complex landscape.

Laura's career spans a variety of Procurement leadership roles across various sectors including retail, hospitality and professional services. Karen is a former CIPS Young Professional of the Year. Join them for a practical workshop on how to develop a workable career plan and how best to future-proof your career aimed at entry level to 5 years experience.



Karen Moorhouse, Head of Procurement, London Stadium
Laura Cook, Procurement, Leader
14:00 pm
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15:00 pm

With increasing pressure, how can procurement take control to drive supply chain resilience?

  • Strategic challenges for those managing supplies for maintenance, repair and operations
  • Transformation and change
  • Staying sustainable in a fast-changing world
  • Optimising supplier management
  • Taking technology to the next level


Emma Botfield, Managing Director, RS
Bernhard Raschke, Chief Transformation Officer, RS Group plc
Moderator: Ceri Jones, Editor, Supply Management
14:35 pm
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15:00 pm

Fireside chat – Change management – preparing for the unexpected

The traditional procurement function has seen drastic and sudden changes over the past two years. The future looks just as uncertain. In this informal conversation, we will explore the key principles for a successful procurement change management strategy, designed to enable your team to survive and thrive in periods of transformation.

Kevin Mills, Head of Procurement, NATO
Networking Break

Networking Break

15:00 pm
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15:30 pm
15:30 pm
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16:00 pm

Transforming procurement and becoming game-changing business partner

Jim is the CPO of one of the largest businesses in America and has overseen a dramatic enhancement in the role procurement takes in a business turning over $130bn. He will share the lessons of:


  • How is the remit of procurement transforming?
  • How procurement is enabling game-changing insights that are shaping key corporate decision-making processes
  • How the role of procurement is evolving as a business insights expert and business intelligence leaders through innovative use of data
  • What will the future of procurement look like?


Jim Townsend, Chief Procurement Officer, Walgreen Boots Alliance
16:00pm
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16:30pm

The future of business partnering

Diageo have been on a procurement transformation journey for the past three years and are now shifting to the next exciting phase – leveraging their experience as amazing business partners, seeking to further elevate the role of procurement as a priority strategic function. Core to their ambition is to broaden the definition of procurement value delivery, ensuring a direct connection back to Diageo business priorities across all they do. Join Diageo as they share insights into their transformation journey with a specific focus on marketing procurement.

  • Summary of Diageo transformation story and shift into new, exciting ambition
  • Diageo Marketing Procurement story – example of amazing business partnering
  • How we have built capability and talent over time
  • Embedding Procurement into Marketing
  • Relevancy through data, insights and connectivity
  • Shaping the future through investment optimisation

Janelle Orozco, Chief Procurement Officer, Diageo
Sarah Phillips, Head of Marketing Procurement, Diageo