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Can Procurement Prepare for Inflationary Challenges?


While no one can perfectly predict when the next set of inflationary pressures and challenges will plague companies both big and small, we can predict that they will return again. Now, however, companies can mitigate these challenges by effectively using their procurement departments. With cross collaboration, procurement departments can break down operating silos, increase visibility and agility, and leverage technology solutions to diminish the negative effects of inflation. Learn how in our upcoming webinar with SIG.

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Meet the speakers

Dawn Tiura

CEO & President at SIG

Dawn Tiura is the President and CEO of Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), the world’s premier membership association representing Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies with a combined spend of $17 trillion USD in sourcing and outsourcing. SIG’s goal is to elevate the strategic impact of these organizations on their company’s top and bottom lines. Dawn is also the President of SIG University, an online and in-person training and education organization that offers certifications in sourcing, governance, risk management and intelligent automation. Dawn has a passion to improve sustainability in global supply chains, she helps organizations to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of SIG’s UN Alliance and is an ambassador to the Sustainable Procurement Pledge.

Jim Townsend

Chief Procurement Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Prior to joining Walgreens Boots Alliance, he worked for Anglo American and General Electric also within commercial procurement. He has worked overseas extensively, in both manufacturing and retail environments. He holds an MBA in Strategic Procurement from the University of Birmingham, UK and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Greg Tennyson

SVP of Strategy & Procurement at Fairmarkit

SVP of Strategy & Procurement at Fairmarkit. Former CPO & VP, Corporate Services at VSP Global (2013 to 2021). Prior CPO and VP S2S at (2008 to 2013) and Oracle Corporation (1998 to 2008). M.Sc. Management from Saint Mary’s College of California with professional credentials from SIG, NAPM and NCMA. 2018 Hall of Fame inductee into SIG. 2019 CPO of the Year, Ardent Partners.

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