Years of supply chain disruptions have caused global organizations to rethink the role of procurement - and procurement teams are doing some reflecting of their own. Extended lead times are slowly returning to normal, creating a moment when procurement leaders can reexamine their operating models in preparation for the next potential crisis.
Each multinational organization has a unique combination of matrixed, centralized, decentralized, and center-led procurement capabilities. New ways of working, emerging technologies, remote teaming, and new success metrics are all being layered on top. Do lingering inefficiencies and opportunities to accelerate justify changing procurement’s global operating models - or is this just change for change’s sake?
In this AOP Live session, Art of Procurement’s Philip Ideson and Kelly Barner will be joined by Jake Taylor, ProcureAbility’s Senior Director of Advisory. He will provide his view on how leading procurement organizations are realigning themselves with the business and share real world case studies.
Jake will also answer your live questions about global procurement operating models, covering topics such as:
- The pros and cons of various procurement operating models
- Cultural and legal implications of cross-border teaming that all procurement organizations should know about
- Change management considerations that will put operating model adjustments into context
- Actionable insights that will help you strategically address updates to your procurement operating model
Art of Procurement
Jake is an accomplished procurement and operations leader with more than 15 years of strategic consulting experience.
Jake’s areas of focus include strategic sourcing, category management, supplier negotiations, organization design, pre-post-merge integration, executive stakeholder engagement, and end-to-end procurement transformations. He applies analytic and data-driven methods to help clients assess opportunities and to realize benefits. Prior to ProcureAbility, Jake worked in A.T. Kearney’s Procurement Practice with clients across numerous industries including industrial manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, technology, financial services, and government.
Jake holds a bachelor’s degree in International Marketing from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He’s still looking for a client in Antarctica to check off all the continents.