SIG University Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) program graduate Laurie Kuecker discusses how procurement leaders must change and adapt their processes to better fit their industry.
Change Process for Transformation
Inclusion and communication
The Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) Program is a 10-week course that focuses on the hard and soft skills of sourcing, including strategic sourcing and outsourcing methodologies, as well as best practices in negotiations.
Laurie Kuecker is the Manager of Corporate Procurement at American Honda Motor Co., Inc., which is the exclusive distributor of Honda products in the United States. I currently manage a team of 13 purchasing professionals, and we manage over $3B in procurement spending. My job emphasis has been on team management, department leadership, negotiating and contract administration, and participating in all elements of the procurement process. My tenure with American Honda has been over 25 years in the Corporate Procurement Department, with the last five years as the department manager. Graduate of California State University at Northridge with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Management.