Event details

2022-09-20 15:00:00
2022-09-20 16:00:00

* This AOP Live took place on September 20th, 2022.  To watch the broadcast on-demand, please compete this registration form. *

Since the start of the pandemic, people have left their jobs in droves. Some exited the workforce altogether, others switched jobs or industries, and many decided to take this opportunity to dabble in entrepreneurship. 

These numbers demonstrate just how staggering the impact has been on the global workforce:

  • One in five workers plan to quit their jobs in 2022 (PwC)
  • 44% of U.S. workers are currently looking for new jobs (CNBC)
  • As of January 2022, the U.K. had approximately 1.5 job openings per unemployed person (The Guardian)
  • 58% of Europeans report that they're considering changing jobs this year (LinkedIn)

The opportunities for professionals are significant, as are the challenges for companies trying to fill open roles and prevent current employees from being overwhelmed.

The Great Resignation has led to a war for talent and procurement organizations have not been spared. With supply chain risk conditions persisting, and no signs of recovery on the horizon, companies are falling out of sync with operational requirements and consumer demand.

But rather than attempting to hire or tap into the gig economy, many companies are looking to professional services firms and strategic advisory services to close the talent gap. These teams offer the requisite experience, are well versed on best practices, and can be swapped out as needs change. 

During this AOP Live session, Joe Payne, SVP, Source-to-Pay and Jennifer Ulrich, VP, Advisory from Corcentric will answer your live questions about:

  • Which roles and responsibilities naturally lend themselves to strategic advisory services
  • The advantages of leveraging consulting services to address in-house talent shortages
  • How they expect the Great Resignation to affect hiring managers and procurement organizations later this year and early next year


Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson

Managing Director

Art of Procurement

Joe Payne

Joe Payne

SVP, Source to Pay


Jennifer Ulrich

Jennifer Ulrich

VP, Advisory


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Jennifer Ulrich is the Vice President, Advisory at Corcentric, a global provider of market-leading Source-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash and Fleet Solutions. Corcentric’s Advisory Services help align an organization’s people, processes, metrics and reporting, and technology to enhance the performance of Procurement and Finance and eliminate inefficiencies. Jennifer is recognized industry-wide as an authority on Procurement, Finance, and Digital Transformation and Category Management, with over a decade of consulting experience. She has successfully led large-scale organizational improvement initiatives across various industries including: biotech, finance, utilities, healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer packaged goods. Corcentric’s clients trust her to provide the cross-functional knowledge and innovative strategies necessary to develop transformation roadmaps and realize long-term results.


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