This Month at SIG – September 2022

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

As procurement leaders continue to navigate varying crises of 2022, we have a host of events and resources on deck to keep your team at the forefront of best practices!

Global Executive Summit

Prepare yourself and your team for the future of sourcing at the SIG PGlobal Executive Summit October 17-19, 2022! 

Get ready for amazing keynote sessions, a chance to engage and learn from the brightest industry experts, speed networking, and experience live solution deep-dives from best-in-class providers. Registration is open now!


Western Regional SIGnature Event

SIG's Western Regional SIGnature event is almost here! The event will take place in Bellevue, WA and includes a fantastic agenda with some of the best thought leaders in the industry. The day will include an Executive Roundtable, General Session Speakers (offering training and practical, implementable tools), CPO Presentations, Analyst Overviews, SIG Talks and close with a networking happy hour.

Join us for this great day of networking and learning!


September CPO & Executive Virtual Series

SIG'sSIG's CPO & Executive Virtual Series is an opportunity for the most senior procurement executives to gather with their peers in an interactive virtual environment to discuss their most pressing issues. On September 21, Linda Behan, Vice President/Head of Supply Chain Boston Consulting Group, Erica Hill Vice President Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion CBRE, and experts from PROCOLOMBIA will deliver Keynote presentations. We will close the day with a topic-based roundtable discussion. 

Join us for this collaborative and very personal conversation!


Power Hour Webinars

Navigating Troubled Waters: Solving Supply Chain Challenges with Flexible CLM

Long gone are the days of manually managing suppliers and their associated service agreements. With an ever-changing employment, supply chain, and market landscape, old methods for sourcing and procurement have gone from difficult to impossible—and worse—old and inefficient methods are exposing companies to real risk. Agile, automated contracting enables procurement to scale, cut costs, reduce risk, and adapt processes to an ever-evolving world.

To learn more, join  Robert Trimble, Sr Technical Project Manager of Health Informatics & Technology Services (HITS) at LifePoint Health and Eric Lynch, Director of Global Alliances at Agiloft, for this webinar!


Featured Content from Industry Experts

North America Salary Survey

Please help us by taking the first-ever comprehensive North America-based salary survey that explores whether professional compensation across 13 procurement, sourcing and third-party risk titles has increased.


Refocusing Your Procurement Practice to Maximize Resilience and Agility

In conjunction with Coupa, the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) conducted a seminal survey to gain much-needed insight into the unprecedented changes reshaping modern procurement practices. Through the responses from industry peers, this research study will provide a better understanding of the depths of the challenges you now face and the opportunities to successfully navigate said challenges through an assess, measure, and implement the framework.


Why Successful Digital Procurement Transformation Needs the Right Operating Model

Mismanaged disruptions have a cost — as much as 10% of revenue. Your organization also takes a hit in diminished reputation, increased operating costs and weakened customer loyalty. What’s the role of procurement in taming the chaos?

CPOs need to take the lead in building resilient supply chains by leveraging next-generation tools. GEP's white paper —Why Successful Digital Procurement Transformation Needs the Right Operating Model — outlines how to determine an effective digital operating model and build it.


How To Create Business Value With an Effective Supplier DEI Program

This new whitepaper from GEP provides a step-by-step plan for setting up an effective DEI program. Leaders will discover how to overcome challenges posed by suppliers and internal stakeholders while using their DEI strategy to impact the bottom line.


Sourcing Industry Landscape Podcast

Part 1: A Journey of Transformation, with Gilead Sciences

Listen in to part one of this multi-part series as Dawn speaks with Jennifer Sieber, Head of Global Procurement Systems at Gilead Sciences, Inc. – a research-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative medicines. Throughout this series, we will learn about Gilead’s incredible transformation journey.

On this episode, Jennifer paints us a picture of the past. We get an in-depth glimpse of where Gilead's Procurement practice was two years ago and what prompted them to embark on this innovative journey. Tune in for part two coming soon!

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Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

Desmond Williams is the digital marketing Manager 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.