Breakout 13: Fidelity’s ROI Revolution with SAP Fieldglass

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:30

Team work makes the dream work! Today more than ever an organization's ability to be agile in managing their external workforce has been a key differentiator in remaining resilient through moments of rapid change. Hear from Fidelity's procurement powerhouse ladies: Lisa Barnum, Head of Procurement Operations; Susan Doyle, VP Professional Services Procurement; and Ashli Dennehy, Director Procurement, on how they partner together to manage their external workforce via SAP Fieldglass. From spend visibility to compliance and automation, SAP Procurement Solutions provide customers an ability to future-proof their organizations. Hear from SAP solution expert Amanda Slevar on why efficient workforce management is a key differentiator for organizations looking to thrive in ever-changing environments.

Lifecycle Phase: Optimization

Lisa Barnum

Head of Procurement Operations
Fidelity Investments

Lisa Barnum-Williams is Senior Vice President in the Fidelity Global Procurement organization.  She has been in the financial industry for 33 years with a primary focus in Quality Assurance driving and implementing key operational strategies and the development and empowerment of employees.  She runs a global team that focus on the overall customer experience of our business partners, suppliers while driving savings and mitigating risk to Fidelity.  Prior to Procurement, Lisa was Vice President of Fidelity Charitable Services with a focus on the high service of donors, advisors, and non-profit organizations. Some of her key achievements have been implementing cross functional process improvement initiatives, building new organizations from the ground up and participating on multi-million dollar initiatives that drive the overall strategic plan. 

She has a passion for mentoring and coaching others.  She leans on her experience from starting as an entry level associate to becoming Vice President in 2007.  She currently has numerous formal mentor/mentee relationships throughout her professional and personal life.  

From a regional perspective, Lisa has been the co-chair for the Women’s Leadership Group, Workforce Planning Lead and a member of the Regional Leadership Team.  In addition to her co-chair responsibilities in WLG she led an effort to develop a formal mentoring program.  

Lisa was selected to attend the SIFMA Wharton School of Business Leadership program which is reserved for a select few in the global financial industry.  Other achievements include a Web Master certification, Disney Leadership Program, Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Situational Leadership.

Lisa and her husband, Aaron, live in Haslet, Tx and together they share four children, four grandchildren and two giant dogs.   

Ashli Dennehy

Director Procurement
Fidelity Investments

Ashli Dennehy is Director of the Product Model Team for Fidelity’s Procurement organization. Ashli has held various roles within Procurement Operations since she joined Fidelity in 2014. She helped create the Category Operations team in our New Mexico site growing the team to over 30 associates.  In 2018, Ashli relocated to Westlake, Texas to be the Procurement Lead for the SAP Ariba implementation at Fidelity. She has a passion for collaboration, problem solving and strategic process improvement.

Ashli is a member of the Women’s Leadership Group regional steering committee and a member of the Fidelity’s extended Regional Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Fidelity, Ashli spent seven years in the Power and Oil & Gas Industry overseeing end to end procurement operations including sourcing, negotiating and expediting goods and services. 

A Colorado native, Ashli holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She and her family currently live in Argyle, Texas. 

Susan Doyle

Category Lead Procurement
Fidelity Investments

Susan Doyle has led Product management and Supply Chain teams for 17 years, managing Professional Services, telecom, software, hardware and cloud global sourcing and negotiations.

Susan implemented VMS [systems] at three separate firms; most recently leading Fidelity to select SAP Fieldglass in 2015. 

Partnering with business leaders, tech teams, Finance, Legal, and HR, Fidelity successfully implemented the system with over 6500 workers, in 4 countries, and hundreds of millions spend.  

Fidelity’s strategic program has provided needed visibility to contingent resources to deliver millions in savings, better manage suppliers and to mitigate onboarding risk.

Passionate about diversity and inclusion, she is the Co-lead for Enable TX – Fidelity’s Employee Resource Group supporting and empowering persons with and without disabilities in the workplace.  On weekends you can find her sharing handmade nachos and margaritas with family, and she is immensely grateful to have Texas football back!

Amanda Slevar

Director, Solution Advisory, Services Procurement & External Workforce
SAP Procurement Solutions

Amanda Slevar is a Director,  Solution Advisory, Services Procurement & External Workforce for SAP Fieldglass. She brings over 15 years of contingent labor management and services procurement expertise to prospective customers to designs solutions to fit their current needs, and build toward an innovative future program. She also has experience in management consultation, team building, professional development, strategic implementation, and company collaboration. Amanda holds an MBA from Canisius College, and spends her free time chasing her three year old son! 

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