CPO Keynote Presentation by Linda Behan, Iron Mountain

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 00:00

Global Procurement organizations struggle to attract and retain high caliber resources.  Over the course of Linda’s thirty-year career she has successfully led multiple sourcing and organization transformations which includes business case development to justify resources, organization and investment construct/strategy to maximize return.  These efforts have attracted and retained top talent that deliver world-class results.   During her keynote, she will share insights on the following:

  • Organizational Strategy and Business Case Development
  • Investment strategy to include self-funding options
  • Performance Management Process – measuring the right stuff
  • Leadership that maximizes results and retains a team

Linda Behan

Vice President Head of Supply Chain
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Linda has over 35 years of broad transformational supply chain experience in global organizations covering 6 continents ranging in spend under management from $250 M to $4 B. She maintains demonstrated transformational experience in Financial Services (Fidelity Investments, Credit Suisse, and State Street Bank), Enterprise Information Management (Iron Mountain), Information Technology (Nuance Communications), and Healthcare and Research (Dana Farber Cancer Institute). These businesses represent Private, Public, REIT, and non-profit organizations. 

In her capacity as Chief Procurement Officer, she was responsible for creating world-class supply chain functions, re-inventing source to pay organizations with a focus on increasing influence both internally and externally, upgrading organizational talent, presenting and executing strategic insights, up-scaling technology and information reporting, driving communications and alignment across all company functions while delivering significant total cost improvement.

Linda holds a BS in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University.  She is a past board member of the Sourcing Industry Group and a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.  Her accomplishments have been featured in Supply Chain World Magazine, Purchasing Magazine, Supply Chain World, and Profile Magazine.