The topic of Diversity and Inclusion continues to be a high-priority topic across businesses, communities, and lives. Our Keynote speakers will dive deep into this ever-important and ever-evolving topic. Join Daryl Watkins, Executive Supply Chain Consultant, GEP and Erica Hill, Vice President, CBRE in this open micorphone, collaborative roundtable discussion.
I am an executive-level procurement strategist and sourcing team leader for multinational organizations seeking to create partnerships between the procurement function and stakeholders across the business. I am known for my talents in strategically sourcing goods and services quickly at impressively lower costs.
Most recently, I helped to launch a Boston flagship store for a European fashion retailer (Primark) planning to expand into the US market. Earlier roles (Brown Shoe Company, MeadWestvaco, and Georgia-Pacific) focused on building a top-shelf procurement program and identifying the processes, technologies, and teams to accomplish corporate goals. In my earliest career, I led procurement consulting functions for global Fortune 100 companies as a manager / senior consultant with both Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young / Cap Gemeni.
In fact, in every position, I lowered costs, increased diversity spend, and elevated the value of procurement within the organization and specifically to the executive team. By believing that the relationship between procurement and the various departments is one of true partnership, I also found ways to improve operations and decrease the time to market.
To learn more about my procurement and leadership expertise, please connect with me on LinkedIn.
Daryl has more than twenty-four years of industry and consulting experience with a wide variety of client exposure including Public Sector, Retail, Food, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Utilities, Chemicals, Manufacturing, and Contract Manufacturing. He is a subject matter expert in Facilities Management transformation along with Real Estate optimization. His primary clients have been C suite executives where he has advised on various aspects of FM, RE, and procurement strategies.
As an accomplished Procurement Professional with domestic and international experience in operations, extensive training in strategic sourcing and technical ability, Daryl has a solid track record with building key client relationships, winning new accounts, and building client loyalty. He also has strong coaching and leadership skills, complemented by exceptional strategic vision, and business acumen.
Daryl has an MBA and background in procurement along with extensive experience in business and supplier development.