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So far Iain McKenna has created 17 blog entries.

Procurement in 5-Minutes: How does Procurement adapt to an organisation in transition?

2020-11-25T12:04:25+00:00November 25th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Gregory Lachas who is the Head of Global Procurement at Imperial Tobacco to answer the question: How does Procurement adapt to an organisation in transition? Over his 17-year career – the majority of which has seen him hold senior procurement positions in the tobacco industry, Greg Lachas understands the importance of having the agility to adapt to changes at the local, regional and global levels. As a transformational leader across multiple functions within large and complex organisations, he is well positioned to answer the question; How does Procurement adapt to an organisation in transition?  

Procurement in 5-Minutes: What can “burnt toast” teach procurement professionals about relationships?

2020-11-20T10:52:34+00:00November 20th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Andrea Paolo Lai who is the Group Chief Procurement Officer and Real Estate at Oerlikon to answer the question: What can “burnt toast” teach procurement professionals about relationships? In an impressive career in which he has worked with notable global brands such as Ferrari, Whirlpool, and now Oerlikon, Andrea Paolo Lai not only understands the complexity of a global procurement practice, he also understands the importance of relationships and the role that people play in achieving strategic objectives. For this reason, we eagerly look forward to his answer to the question; What can “burnt toast” teach procurement professionals about relationships?  

Procurement in 5-Minutes: What is procurement’s “culture” and what is its impact on the organisation?

2020-11-13T14:27:09+00:00November 13th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I step out from behind the host mic to answer the question: What is procurement's "culture" and what is its impact on the organisation?  

Procurement in 5-Minutes: Why is Diversity and Inclusion important to you?

2020-11-20T10:50:18+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome an industry icon who really doesn’t need introduction – but I will anyway, Jason Busch, Founder of Azul Partners and Advisor for the Spend Matters blog to answer the question: Why is Diversity and Inclusion important to you? In 2004 Jason Busch launched both Azul Partners and the Spend Matters blog. In today’s PI5M, Jason shares a personal side of his life when he answers the question; "Why is Diversity and Inclusion important to you?"

Procurement in 5-Minutes: What does it mean “to take procurement online?”

2020-10-28T12:24:31+00:00October 28th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Zalando SE’s Indirect Procurement Director Djordje Stevanovic to answer the question: What does it mean "to take procurement online?" As Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle Zalando knows a thing or two about being successful in the virtual realms – including how to operate an efficient and effective procurement practice. In today’s PI5M, the company’s Indirect Procurement Director Djordje Stevanovic answers the question; What does it mean "to take procurement online?"

Procurement in 5-Minutes: Should companies bypass service providers and build their “own” digital procurement platform?

2020-10-28T12:27:35+00:00October 21st, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest question our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome 20-year procurement innovator, expert, and executive Lubos Libiak to answer the question: Should companies bypass service providers and build their “own” digital procurement platform? For the past 20-years, Lubos L. has been at the leading edge of procurement best practices and more recently digital technology. In this 5-minute interview, he answers the question; Should companies bypass service providers and build their “own” digital procurement platform?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: Why is it important for procurement leaders to be Charismatic?

2020-10-28T12:29:42+00:00October 16th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Herman Savenije who is Head of Procurement Board, VP Global Procurement at INEOS Styrolution to answer the question: Why is it important for procurement leaders to be Charismatic? Known as a charismatic and energized leader who uses networking, strategic thinking, and process orientation to drive results, INEOS Styrolution’s Herman Savenije answers the question; Why is it important for procurement leaders to be Charismatic?