Recommended Webinars February 3-7: Talent Management, Purposeful Procurement and the Future of Spend Management


In addition to the webinars listed below, this is the first week of the month – meaning all of the economic reports come out. The ISM Manufacturing Report on Business comes out today, followed by the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business on Wednesday. ISM-New York’s Report on Business is in between on Tuesday, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly jobs report will be out on Friday. 

If you are planning your webinar schedule further ahead, I recommend Supply Chain Now’s Interactive Global Forum on March 25th at 3pm ET. They are holding an open-door session to discuss the key trends and developments taking place across the global end-to-end supply chain community.

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Top Concerns in Talent Management for Shared Services: Lessons to Future-Proof Your Workforce (Everest Group)

February 4, 10am ET

Talent remains a challenge for procurement organizations, and that is unlikely to change, even with growing investment in automation. In fact, as the procurement talent pool improves and their skills become stronger and broader, they may actually become higher priority ‘poaching’ targets for internal promotion and reassignment. In this webinar, Eric Simonson, Managing Partner at Everest Group, and Rohitashwa Aggarwal, Practice Director at Everest Group will share actionable insights on talent management for shared services.


Procuring A Purposeful Business: Through Supply Chain Sustainability Performance (Procurement Leaders, ecovadis)

February 6th, 11am ET

“With the supply chain typically the biggest source of environmental and social impact for the modern business, procurement is seen as a function that can have perhaps the most significant and lasting effect on corporate sustainability, and long-term value creation.” That point, taken from the event description, is hard to argue with. Join Samuel Wrest, Senior Analyst at Procurement Leaders, Pierre-Francois, Co-Founder & CEO at EcoVadis, Thomas Udesen, CPO of Bayer, and Bertrand Conquéret, President Global Supply Chain & CPO at Henkel for this panel-format webinar.


The Future of Spend Management: Approaches, Opportunities, and Challenges in a Digital World (SAPAriba)

February 6th, 11am ET

In this webinar, Drew Hofler, VP of Portfolio Marketing at SAP Ariba & Fieldglass, Mickey North Rizza, Program Vice President of Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce at IDC, and Kevin Permenter, Research Manager, Enterprise Applications at IDC will share key research insights from the 2019 Intelligent Spend Management Survey. They will also explain how people, processes, and technology can come together to empower your organization’s spend management.





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