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Procurement Leadership Council

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The Procurement Leadership Council is a vehicle for senior purchasing executives to exchange views and experiences on a peer-to-peer basis and to follow the rapidly changing trends in the profession. The market place and conditions for the purchasing professional has changed significantly over the last several years and there is no indication that this trend will change. In fact, the battle not only for talent but also commodities and other materials and equipment is proving increasingly challenging.

This group addresses issues that chief procurement officers are facing while implementing strategies for change. Organisational structures (the role of the procurement office), management standards, tools and processes for best-in-class performance, cost controls, suppliers' relations and partnerships are regularly discussed. In a confidential setting, members share their initiatives, their experiences with fluctuating market demands and ways to anticipate risks.

The power of peer learning

Enduring relationships with trusted peers in an international network are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogues at meetings and in between provide you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

Council membership benefits

Collective problem solving that puts your issues on the agenda
Global benchmarking through regular surveys of council members about relevant company practices
Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from over 100 councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums, webcasts, webinars, and other resources

Who should join?

Senior executives responsible for multi-country purchasing from manufacturing, retailing and service industries are eligible.

What members say

My Council membership gives me access to practical ideas to help me with the most significant procurement challenges facing my company. I am able to get the perspective of a wide range of senior procurement professionals "unfiltered" and free of consultant selling messages.

Denis Truax, Senior Director Procurement, International, Lilly UK

Council Director

Dr. Uwe Schulte

Dr. Uwe Schulte

Leader, Global Sustainability Center
The Conference Board
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For more information

Please contact Marie-Laure Bultot at
+32 2 566 99 06 or

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