ProcureCon Pharma US 2016

October 26-October 28, 2016

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Procurement of the Future: Meeting the Needs of Your Business in 2026

08:20 AM - 09:00 AM Continental Breakfast & Registration in the Solution's Lounge

09:00 AM - 09:05 AM Welcome Remarks with the Program Director

Elizabeth Robillard, Program Director, ProcureCon Pharma

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Elizabeth Robillard

Program Director
ProcureCon Pharma

09:05 AM - 09:15 AM Chairperson's Opening Address

Chairperson to be announced. If you are interested in demonstrating your thought leadership during this interactive session, please contact Evan Speight at evan.speight@wbresearch.com for more information.

09:15 AM - 09:45 AM Career Pathing: What Is It and How Can It Help You Build a More Engaged Team and Attract Talent

Eliza Gonzalez, Global Procurement Talent Management Director, Johnson & Johnson
Traditionally, people join Procurement for a variety of reasons but many will tell you that they "fell into the profession" from another discipline, rather than specifically targeting it as a career choice. As such, Procurement teams today are often comprised of talent who have had previous careers outside of Procurement, including finance, marketing, operations, and other related supply chain functions. As Procurement capabilities are increasingly seen as critical value drivers within the business, the need to attract talent into Procurement becomes paramount. In this session, we will discuss how "career pathing" can be an important lever in talent development and talent attraction, while offering options for choosing a Procurement career rather than just falling into it!

-Why should you consider integrating "career pathing" into your talent development framework?
-How can career planning guiding principles and tools help your talent?
-What is the role of functional and leadership competencies?
-What is the role of the employee vs. the manager?
-Once implemented, how do you measure success and keep it sustainable?
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Eliza Gonzalez

Global Procurement Talent Management Director
Johnson & Johnson

09:45 AM - 10:05 AM From Data Analytics to Big Data, Riding the Quickly Moving Data Wave to Drive Strategic Value

The best CPOs put a priority on spend analytics as a starting point for savings. What are the starting points necessary to start operating in a way that allows you to look in the rearview mirror while assessing the current environment and predicting what lies ahead? What areas can you get a clear picture of and which are more of a brave new world? Find out:

-Current changes to data analytics in the market place
-How to identify multiple data points to create action points with critical suppliers
-Compiling and cleaning data from multiple sources
-Examining where there are opportunities for collaborative risk mitigation
-What really is “big data” in a Procurement context (that enables sourcing managers to make better decisions)?
-Predictive Analytics — where else should we be using business analytics to make better sourcing decisions?
-Anticipating and seeking data to optimize, simulate and/or create decision models to look over the horizon and to create business solutions that are truly a competitive advantage
Be sure to join these interactive roundtable sessions and take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to discuss. Opportunities to sit and learn from life science executives like these do not exist elsewhere. Take control of your own event experience. Don’t be shy! Ask questions (or answer them!) of other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you.

1. Network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities
2. Take a deep dive into a niche topic in an intimate and informal setting moderated by a subject matter expert
3. Don’t miss out on the discussions you want to participate in—you’ll get to select a new topic after 35 minutes

Roundtable Discussions:
1. Building a Procurement Function from the Ground Up
Scott McKinney, Associate Director of Procurement, bluebird bio

2. Topic to be Determined
Tarbinlam Lafon, Director – Travel, Card & Meetings Procurement, Merck

3. Approach, Applicability and Importance of Understanding Multi-tier (or sub-tier) Suppliers
Raj Kshatriya, Program Manager -J&J Global Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson

4. Building Career Ladders to Keep Your Team High Performing and Engaged
Eliza Gonzalez, Director, Global Procurement Talent Management, Johnson & Johnson NEW

5. Best Practices in Category Management
Samuel Friedman, Director, Strategic Procurement Leader, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Raj Kshatriya

Global SC Strategy & Risk Management
Johnson & Johnson
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Eliza Gonzalez

Global Procurement Talent Management Director
Johnson & Johnson
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Scott McKinney

Associate Director of Procurement
bluebird bio
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Tarbinlam Lafon

Director- Travel, Card & MEetings Procurement
Merck
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Samuel Friedman

Director, Strategic Procurement Leader
Bristol-Myers Squibb

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM Morning Refreshment & Networking Break in the Solution's Lounge

Take this final opportunity to meet with your peers and network in our solution's lounge while meeting with some of our cutting edge vendors.
Be sure to join these interactive roundtable sessions and take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to discuss. Opportunities to sit and learn from life science executives like these do not exist elsewhere. Take control of your own event experience. Don’t be shy! Ask questions (or answer them!) of other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you.

1. Network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities
2. Take a deep dive into a niche topic in an intimate and informal setting moderated by a subject matter expert
3. Don’t miss out on the discussions you want to participate in—you’ll get to select a new topic after 35 minutes

Roundtable Discussions:
1. Building a Procurement Function from the Ground Up
Scott McKinney, Associate Director of Procurement, bluebird bio

2. Topic to be Determined
Tarbinlam Lafon, Director – Travel, Card & Meetings Procurement, Merck

3. Approach, Applicability and Importance of Understanding Multi-tier (or sub-tier) Suppliers
Raj Kshatriya, Program Manager -J&J Global Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson

4. Building Career Ladders to Keep Your Team High Performing and Engaged
Eliza Gonzalez, Director, Global Procurement Talent Management, Johnson & Johnson NEW

5. Best Practices in Category Management
Samuel Friedman, Director, Strategic Procurement Leader, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Raj Kshatriya

Global SC Strategy & Risk Management
Johnson & Johnson

Eliza Gonzalez

Global Procurement Talent Management Director
Johnson & Johnson

Scott McKinney

Associate Director of Procurement
bluebird bio

Tarbinlam Lafon

Director- Travel, Card & MEetings Procurement
Merck

Samuel Friedman

Director, Strategic Procurement Leader
Bristol-Myers Squibb

12:15 PM - 12:35 PM ProcureCon Pharma Wrap-Up Session- What Can You Be Taking Back to the Office?

With three days filled with sessions, how can you ensure that you walk away with a few “golden nuggets” to take back to your organization? This session will help synthesize some of the key take-aways and provide you with a procurement toolkit to implement upon your return to the office.

12:35 PM - 11:59 PM Lunch and the end of ProcureCon Pharma!