Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) has distinguished themselves as procurement innovators when it comes to digital transformation and the journey towards autonomous sourcing. Watch our webinar to hear from Sourcing Manager at Las Vegas Valley Water District, Jim Haining, and VP of Product Innovations & Partnerships at Fairmarkit, Erin McFarlane, to learn how utility enterprises like LVVWD found significant cost savings, increased efficiency in their tail spend, and their plans for autonomous sourcing with Fairmarkit.
Jim Haining is the Purchasing Manager for the Las Vegas Valley Water District. He has over 30 years experience in Supply Management in both public and private sector organizations. Former employers include Clark County Nevada & Sprint and Sierra Pacific Power Company. Jim has been involved in local government purchasing in Nevada for the past 15 years and served as co-chair of the Nevada Public Purchasing Study Commission, a coalition of the public sector purchasing departments in the State of Nevada. In 2019, he was instrumental in modernizing the local government purchasing statute in the State of Nevada.
Erin McFarlane has over 20 years of sourcing and supply chain management experience and has led the digital transformation of source-to-pay process at multiple Fortune500 companies. Currently, she is revolutionizing enterprise procurement and sourcing with Boston-based SAAS company Fairmarkit using next-generation technologies like AI, machine learning, robotic process automation, natural language processing and blockchain.
Madison is a Columbia University Alumna who majored in sociology and, once upon a time, aspired to be a journalist. MUCH has changed since then. She joined EMC Corporation’s Sales Bootcamp (because journalism wasn't quite paying her New York City bills) and the rest is history. With 15 years of experience across selling, customer advocacy, and HR strategy disciplines, advanced technology has long since passed journalism as a primary passion. Currently, she is at Fairmarkit, the intelligent sourcing platform revolutionizing the way organizations buy and sell. Supply chain tech is her happiest place.