Procurement’s charter offers access to almost all functions of a business and, along with that reach, the ability to significantly influence a company’s bottom line, risk profile, and innovation contributing to accelerated revenue growth. This is exactly why many organizations are seeking to optimize their procurement functions and are now turning to procurement to deliver more and to act as a strategic business partner.
So, how do companies best adapt to harness this potential? The key is shifting from a reactive, tactical approach to one that leads from a proactive, strategic mindset. NetApp’s Indirect Procurement Organization made the shift and now spends 80% of their time on strategic value-add activities, while execution has been segmented and operationalized to deliver the best end-user experience. The story doesn’t end there, however. The next step is to further streamline the process, increase adoption, and allow for a seamless user experience.
Tunc Yilmaz is a Global business partner at NetApp and has been at the forefront of the transformation for the past 5 years. Learn about the evolution of the NetApp team and how they implemented and continue to improve their program and elevate the team to the role of strategic business partner. Key elements covered:
- Centralized intake model
- Operationalize execution for sourcing and contracting
- Developing strong Management and Strategic Capabilities in house
- Supporting technology
- Change Management
- User experience