Business Perspectives from Procurement Practitioners

30 October, 2012 | (01 hr)

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Over the last ten years the role of procurement in corporations has changed significantly—becoming a more strategic function with clear, measurable targets within the overall company business plan.  Today, delivering significant value to the organization in much more volatile markets has become a challenge for Procurement Leadership.

Dr. Uwe Schulte former VP Supply Management Unilever will discuss with Jan-Jelle van der Meer VP & Head of Production Procurement GlaxoSmithKline how a global corporation like  GSK is managing the risks caused by volatile markets. Specifically this includes commodity risks and supplier management strategy, but most importantly, developing internal procurement management capabilities to meet and manage these challenges successfully. 


Who should attend

Chief Procurement officers and their direct reports

Pre-qualification to attend the webcast

Procurement professionals actively procuring in markets for production materials will obtain most value from this webcast


Jan Jelle van der Meer

Jan Jelle van der Meer
VP & Head of Production Procurement

Jan Jelle van der Meer joined GlaxoSmithKline 2 years ago to become head of the Production Procurement organisation.  This team ensures the supply of all raw materials, packaging, actives and indirect spend to GSK’s manufacturing sites globally.  Jan Jelle previously worked for mo...Full Bio

Dr. Uwe Schulte

Dr. Uwe Schulte (Moderator)
Council Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability; Procurement Leadership; Responsible Sourcing Councils
The Conference Board

Uwe is a former Vice President of Global Supply Management at Unilever. After finishing his PhD in Chemistry, Uwe joined Lever Sunlicht in Mannheim as a development chemist in 1980. From 1983 to 1985 he worked in Port Sunlight England as a research scientist. From 1986 to 1987 he was responsible<...Full Bio

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