10:00 - Welcome and Introductions by SIG
10:15 - Effective Workforce Strategy for the New World of Work by Jon Kesman, CSP, Global Procurement Director, Allegis Global Solutions
11:10 - Procurement in the Gig Economy by John Evans, President & CEO, ProcureAbility and Marrena Anderson, Senior Vice President, ProcureAbility
12:00 - NETWORKING LUNCH
12:45 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2 roundtable discussions). Topics include:
- Managing a Remote Workforce
- How to Attract the Best Talent in a Tight Labor Market
- How to Improve and Drive Efficiency in the Procurement Process
- What is the Best Way to Optimize Your Supply Chain Management?
- Leading the Work: How are Companies Rethinking the Way Work Gets Done?
2:00 - Right Place, Right Time, Why AI Needs Procurement by Ryan Davis, SVP Procurement Management, Bank of America
2:50 - 5 Actions That Will Enhance Your Talent Management by Mark Pollack, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, SIG
3:40 - Closing Discussion and Wrap-up
4:00 - Adjourn
From contractors to crowd sourcing, the world of work is changing. In this new climate, workforce design and having a business that is built to deal with these changes is key to success. What does your organization need to do to get to where it needs to be? In this session you will learn about three key pillars that support effective workforce design:
- Becoming a talent platform
- Leading work as well as people
- Fusing workforce design with consumer design
With 25 years of procurement operations, sourcing, consulting and strategy experience across various industries and global organizations, Jon Kesman drives the global strategy for Procurement Solutions at Allegis Global Solutions (AGS). Jon joined AGS in 2016, after having been a client for nearly 9 years, to further develop AGS’ services procurement business with a focus on solving for true procurement challenges, while maintaining alignment with HR and talent strategies.
Jon has spent his career focused on strategy, sourcing, and category management of indirect services and labor spend as a consultant, service provider, and buy-side practitioner. Having personally led various organizations through a variety of procurement challenges, he brings tremendous credibility and a unique perspective as a solutions provider.
Jon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Purchasing and Operations Management from the acclaimed Supply Chain Management program at Michigan State University. He is a recognized thought leader and sought-after presenter at industry events hosted by ISM, Staffing Industry Analysts, SIG, and ProcureCon. Jon also holds a Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) certification through SIG.
As Baby Boomers resume their workforce exodus and Millennials continue to grow as the nation's largest generation, workforce trends and the shifting talent pool have significant implications for Procurement. In this session, ProcureAbility will share insights from their latest thought-provoking benchmarking study. They will look at trends, forecasts and best practices that leading procurement organizations are using to thrive in this new era of talent.
- About hybrid organizational models and building a culture with virtual employees
- How to apply crowdsourcing to the Procurement function
- About automation and AI and their role in the organization of the future
- How to manage knowledge and measure success
John Evans is President and CEO of ProcureAbility™ and has worked in the procurement and supply chain space for more than 20 years—including senior positions with McDonnell Douglas and A.T. Kearney—before co-founding ProcureAbility in 1996 (formerly known as Denali Advisory, Talent, Recruiting, and Intelligence).
John has advised dozens of Global 1000 companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia/Pacific. He focuses exclusively on strategic procurement and supply chain solutions, and has led engagements relating to Supply Chain and Procurement Transformation, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management and Development, Supply Chain Strategy, and Logistics Optimization.
John has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Marrena L. Anderson is Senior Vice President with ProcureAbility, formerly known as Denali Advisory, Talent, Recruiting, and Intelligence. With over 20 years of experience in the Human Capital industry, Marrena has started, managed, and strengthened client-driven talent acquisition organizations. Prior to joining ProcureAbility, Marrena served many leading Fortune 1000 companies in procurement recruitment, business development, and project management. In these roles, she was responsible for developing and leading best-in-class operations and driving business growth.
Marrena is an often-sought expert providing current insights into hiring trends and best practices in the procurement and supply chain talent space. She maintains an extensive network of procurement and supply chain professionals.
Marrena holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Western Michigan University.
Business needs change and skill sets have to keep up. But how do you know if you are making the right changes and developing the correct skills as roles and responsibilities grow? And how do organizations transition from job-centered to people-centered as routine tasks shift to knowledge-based work? Enter the ideas of competency mapping, skills assessment and 360-degree feedback. Each of these can help you fill any gaps by developing your talent holistically and completely.
During our time together, Mark will introduce the concept of competencies and how they differ from skills, he will discuss competency mapping in the workplace, demonstrate a competency card sort and share some immediate implementable tools and techniques. These tools will include attracting, on-boarding, developing, and retaining top-talent.