This Month at SIG – February 2021

Here's your monthly update on the latest thought leadership, networking events and training with SIG.

This month we begin to build back stronger with leadership insight, industry research and webinars to keep you up to date.

Executive Leadership Education

Executives are invited to attend SIG’s next CPO & Executive Roundtable on February 24 for open-mic discussions on executive leadership and education, continuity of leadership and what skills the leaders of the future must develop.

GEP Outlook 2021 Report

For procurement leaders, there’s a lot more to do. And more questions than answers.

Get a big leg up with the GEP Outlook 2021 Report — featuring eight critical leadership themes that will help you navigate uncertainty and thrive in the new normal. Published annually, the GEP Outlook Report is a trusted strategic guide for thousands of procurement leaders across the world. Get your complimentary copy today.

Your Digital Procurement Expertise Checklist

The average working day in procurement will change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50. Are you prepared for digital procurement?

This checklist will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and find the right way to start a digital transformation of procurement. 

Stories From the Frontline of Business Spend

Watch this on-demand webinar with Michael Van Keulen, Coupa's CPO, and a panel of executives where they reflect on lessons learned from 2020. Hear from procurement and finance professionals from Barclays, Staples and Zendesk.

Digital Disruption in Sourcing and Procurement

This whitepaper, authored by industry veterans Lawrence Kane and Canda Rozier, provides easy-to-understand examples and use cases that show you how automation can raise the bar for the enterprise without being a data scientist or intelligent automation expert to realize the benefits.

Sourcing Industry Landscape Podcast 

Sustainable Business Practices that Drive Positive Change in Supply Chains

Avery Dennison’s Manager of Global Sustainability, Intelligent Labels, joins the podcast to discuss the outlook on the circular economy, digitalization and sustainability in today’s supply chains.

He also discusses the new film, “A Portrait of a Supply Chain,”  which highlights the importance of creating digital supply chains, enabling greater transparency for raw materials, products and the people along the journey.

SIG Career Network

Looking for a new position or need to fill a position within your team? Well look no further than the , the SIG Career Network! Below are the most recently posted positions.

Assistant Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer – University of Nebraska
Sourcing Manager, Procurement –
Category Manager I –
FedEx Services
Chief Operations Officer –

February Webinars 

Spotlight on Supplier Risk and Performance: How Procurement Powers the Value Grid

February 2
Presented by: Zycus

Dive into the best practices and latest technology innovations that enable greater visibility into supplier risk and performance and extract greater value from supplier relationships.

How to Create an Ethical Procurement Strategy that Reduces Critical Business Risk and Minimizes Harm

February 4
Presented by: Robobai

Examine the risks businesses face if they don't have complete transparency across their supply chains and the impact big businesses can gain by shifting their spending to sustainable and ethical suppliers.

Key Strategies for Implementing a Third-Party Risk Management Program

February 9
Presented by: ProcessUnity

What are best-in-class organizations doing today to streamline vendor onboarding, make ongoing monitoring more efficient and ultimately drive more risk out of the business?

Learn key strategies to mature your Third-Party Risk Management program in this webinar.

Managing Risk in Today's Complex Sourcing and Category Management

February 10
Presented by: GEP

Building resilience in the supply chain has always been important for procurement leaders. But in 2021, resilience continues to be heavily challenged as sourcing and category complexity continue to take unexpected turns amid a lingering global pandemic and economic uncertainty.

In this webinar, experts from GEP will outline what is needed to manage procurement and supply chain risk holistically and effectively with suppliers, business partners and internal teams.

Insight into your Contingent Labor Strategy and the Impact of Internal and External Market Dynamics

February 23
Presented by: ProcureAbility

Experts from ProcureAbility unveil the findings of their Benchmarking Study: Insight into your Contingent Labor Strategy and the Impact of Internal and External Market Dynamics. This discussion will cover both contingent labor trends and sourcing best practices in today’s unique market.

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Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Desmond Williams is the digital marketing coordinator for SIG. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Sociology from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. With a background in Marketing and Sales, relationships are at the core of his values.