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Procurement Leadership Council

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The Council is a vehicle for senior purchasing executives to exchange views and experiences on a peer-to-peer basis and to follow their field’s rapidly changing trends. The marketplace and conditions for the purchasing professional have 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 for commodities and other materials and equipment is proving increasingly challenging.

This Council addresses issues that chief procurement officers face when implementing strategies for change. Organizational 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.

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

Who should join?

Members will be the most senior purchasing executives within their organization. They will have Global or EMEA remit.

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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