Breakout 8: Achieving Seamless Procurement Workflow and Intelligent Contract Management

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 14:30

This session will address digital transformation in procurement including request intake, process workflow and contract management. From initiation of a request to contract signature and archival, we have implemented a great solution at Smartsheet using Smartsheet + AI to manage our work and our vendor contracts!

You will learn:

  • data gathering at initiation of a procurement request
  • workflow automation, including stakeholder notifications and approvals
  • frictionless integration with Finance, Legal, Risk and IT, and,
  • contract summarization with AI for meaningful management and reporting

Lifecycle Phase: Steady State

Julia Braun

Sr. Director, Procurement, AP & Travel

Julia Braun joined Smartsheet, Inc. in July 2019 and is the global head of Procurement, Accounts Payable & Travel for Smartsheet, Inc.  Prior to Smartsheet, Julia was a VP of Third Party Risk Management for Bank of the West and is a certified Third Party Risk Management professional. She was a National Director of Operations with ManpowerGroup Solutions Australia, and a Sr. Director of Operations with MPG/TAPFIN in North America.  Prior to her time with ManpowerGroup, Julia headed up the Contingent Workforce Management program at Microsoft where she was responsible for North America program operations and led the effort to expand and implement that program across Microsoft globally.  Prior to Microsoft, she held a variety of sourcing and leadership positions in retail, banking and financial services, including Nordstrom and JPMorgan Chase. 

Julia earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and resides in Bellevue, WA with her husband Eric, daughter Liliana (15) and labrador retrievers, Dash and Arlo.

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