19 - 20 March, 2019
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
44 (0) 207 368 9465
Chief Procurement Officer
Paresh is the Director of Purchasing for Norgine, a leading European specialist pharmaceutical company with over 110 years of expertise and a presence in all European markets. His background spans a career in automotive, retail , energy and previous to pharma a number of years in the banking. At Norgine Paresh has previously served as the Head of Global Indirect Procurement giving him the best possible overview of internal and external relationships at the business. Paresh will be joining us to discuss master data management journeys and demonstrating value add to the business. An esteemed speaker, with fantastic ideas, he’s sessions are not to be missed!
Global Category Manager, Media, Advertising, Print & PR
Nick has a range of experience across Operations and Commercial Indirect (local and global) Procurement within the pharmaceutical industry. He is now a Global Category Manager in AstraZeneca’s Global Indirect Commercial Procurement team with responsibility for Public Relations and Global Production. Nick is the procurement lead as part of the exciting journey to expand Global Production Services within AstraZeneca across their markets, globally.
Global Head of Procurement
Silvia heads up the global procurement team at Almirall, a leading skin-health focused global pharmaceutical company that partners with healthcare professionals, applying Science to provide medical solutions to patients & future generations. Silvia is a strategically driven transformational leader with extensive international experience in diverse industries delivering excellence in Procurement. She Has over 12 years of experience in the field of procurement within recognised international companies, with roles involving both operational and strategic procurement, project management and leading people across several countries. She has experience in setting up and implementing strategic sourcing processes, category management approach and deployment of processes and tools in a global environment.
Sébastien Bals is the CPO of UCB Pharma, a global mid-size biopharma company headquartered in Belgium with key products in the area of immunology and neurology. Together with his team, he creates value for UCB’s patients by connecting UCB challenges with innovative solutions coming from the supply base. UCB is his first pharma experience after having built a career in industries such as automotive, consumer goods and travel. He’s passionate about performance and about leading and developing high-performing teams to build strong partnerships both internally as well as externally while striving to deliver value beyond savings.
Johnson & Johnson
Joe has been a Senior Leader with a career spanning 38 years at Allied Signal and Johnson & Johnson. His experience spans across Procurement, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Program and Product line management. In his past 18 years at Johnson & Johnson, Joe has held Vice President leadership positions of increasing scope. In both companies Joe has been a leader in the design and execution of Category Management and Supply Chain operating models. Most recently for Johnson and Johnson Joe served as the leader of critical Supply Chain sourcing processes and was a member of the Johnson and Johnson Product Supply Leadership Team and has been the Executive Sponsor of the Construction Capital and Facilities Services Category. In his development of his new company JNA Leadership Consulting Joe’s thought leadership in Talent Development and Operating Model Design and Execution will bring a unique perspective of the End to End Value Chain. JNA Leadership Consulting will design, teach and coach relevant educational modules to the Global Supply Chain Community with unbridled Energy and Passion!
Director of Supplier Relationship Management
Steve has been part of the Supplier Relationship Management team for Shire’s Small Molecule focused Operating Unit since the role was first established in 2008. His experience includes a number of fast paced growth oriented companies and spans finance, operations, business development and consulting. This multi-faceted business experience has formed the basis for his business strategist and coach approach to the Supplier Relationship Management role.
Global Procurement, Commercial & General Services Director
Head of Procurement, Digital
Michael has been with Novartis since 2010 in increasingly senior roles in the business services division. Before taking on the Head of Procurement, Digital role he led the capabilities and performance team in the global procurement organization. Prior to Novartis Michael held consultancy and procurement roles at other major businesses operating in Europe including Holcim. He is working on some extremely excited digital transformation projects in Novartis and will be sharing his on the changing digital landscape and its impact on pharma at the event.
Head of Europe, Global Strategic Sourcing
Adrian is leading the strategic sourcing team at Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Amgen is a values-based company, deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses. Adrian is a business partner to the procurement teams but also holds a significant budget. He works closely commercial teams to drive an agenda around categories and helps coordinate these changes. He will be joining us to speak about the enhancing role of digitalisation in pharma procurement.
Global Procurement Strategy
Denis Gelman-Riis is Director, Global Procurement Strategy for LEO Pharma – a company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing pharmaceutical drugs to dermatologic and thrombotic patients in more than 100 countries globally. In the role Mr. Gelman-Riis is responsible for Procurement Strategy & Innovation, Cost Optimisation & Special Projects, Data and Analytics, with a direct team of seven professionals from Procurement and Finance as well as larger indirect project teams. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Gelman-Riis has worked in various leadership roles, with a commercial focus, across several industries and several countries. Mr. Gelman-Riis international experience includes strategic development work, leadership of various sized teams, cost optimization project, procedure & process creation.
Associate Director, Women in Innovation UK & Blockchain Advisor
Adama is an innovation award winning operational strategy expert, blockchain advocate and patient engagement thought leader with over 17 years in the NHS on commission by the DOH and in Industry (Hoffman La-Roche, Amgen, ALMAC, ICON and Biogen). She has been involved in many R&D transformation change projects and is currently part of the DIA Patient Engagement Voluntary Community Leadership team. Adama has experience across various therapeutic areas and phases of trials in drug development include creation and execution of successful strategies for research protocols and CRO oversight, patient and site feasibility, expertise in technologies such as eCOA and IVRS, creation of optimal drug packaging and administration concepts, mapping the patient journey, planning and executing effective global site and patient engagement campaigns using direct to patient methods, leading and coaching remote and complex global teams.
Head of Global Procurement
Pasi works as Head of Global Procurement at Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Pasi is a CFA Charter holder and member of the Swiss CFA Society. During his sixteen years at Actelion he has held several positions with increasing responsibilities, prior his current role he worked as Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing and Clinical Development Finance. Prior joining Actelion Pasi worked in telecom and software industry in Switzerland and Finland. In his current role, Pasi is responsible of Global Procurement function at Actelion.
Head of Indirect
Gilead is a global biopharma company headquartered in California and is the 8th biggest pharma company in the world based on 2017 revenue. Gilead employs 10,000 people serving 130 countries across six continents. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, haematology and oncology, inflammatory and respiratory diseases and cardiovascular conditions. Sourcing is a relatively new function within Gilead and it is Andrew’s responsibility to build (indirect) sourcing capability within EMEA and Asia, leveraging wherever possible our global spend. China is a new market for Gilead and this has been a focus for Andrew, and also a key achievement to set up sourcing there during my 1.5 years at Gilead.
Associate Director, Sourcing
Chris is Associate Director within Strategic Sourcing at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Chris’s international category remit includes marketing, digital, corporate and medical affairs across 18 countries and counting. Originally a raw material buyer, Chris started his career sourcing direct materials before transitioning to indirect sourcing while at Abbott Laboratories. More recently, Chris was the global marketing agency sourcing lead for Novartis Consumer Health. Outside of Sourcing , Chris also has experience of SAP implementation programmes, negotiating with major retail customers, marketing and corporate communications activities.
Global Head of Sourcing
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma
Mitsubishi Tanabe is a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company, with around 5,000 associates worldwide active in discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing. We have considerable expertise in immunology, neuroscience and vaccines. A key element of my role as Global Head of Sourcing is to create alignment among stakeholders in operations, HR, and local as well as global senior management. A great example of this was the major initiative I recently led to identify our core internal competencies, using this characterization to reshape both our people and our sourcing strategies. This is a truly integrated approach to talent acquisition in its broadest sense.
Procurement Director, Global Category Lead
Anna has Eight years procurement experience across directs, R&D and indirect categories. The last 3 years supporting marketing categories, including: PR, Communications, Production & Creative and for the past year, as well as being the Global Category Lead for Production, Anna has been managing the agency procurement team for Asia markets, covering all marketing categories with a spend coverage approximately £150M. She is part of the team implementing a step change in GSK’s Consumer Healthcare agency change in 2016, and iterative changes since to ensure the agency model delivers against business performance objectives. Anna is currently Agency Procurement lead for the Pharmaceutical business unit as we navigate through changes in operating model, which has included decoupling digital production in 2018 and review of agency spend over 2018/2019.
Global Category Head, IT, Strategic Sourcing
Suneet is responsible fro a 9 digit IT budget at Lonza. He is part of the global strategic sourcing team working centrally on any and all opportunities meeting certain thresholds – spend, supplier relationship, complexity of projects, strategic initiative, etc. If the project doesn’t meet the thresholds, Suneet plays a supportive role to the local sourcing personnel to handle bottlenecks and difficult negotiations. He has a Pipeline of ~30 projects / initiatives at any given time ranging in different levels of complexity and spend.
Partner, Author, Agile Management: The fast and flexible approach to continuous improvement in organizations and Guest Lecturer,University of Nyenrode
Vice President, Direct & Operations: Purchasing & Supplier Management
Susannah is Vice President, Direct & Operations for PSM. She has global responsibility for supporting Manufacturing and R&D organizations including raw materials (eg APIs, intermediates, packaging, devices, energy), CapEx, engineering, facilities, logistics, lab supplies and services. Her team comprises site-based purchasing & category managers and responsibilities include supporting $2.2bln spend, across 7,200 suppliers. She also manages AbbVie’s Restricted Substances Management team.
Vice President, Global Procurement
Joerg oversees an indirect spend budget of 2.2 billion Euros for Boehringer Ingelheim’s purchasing organisation – including sourcing and procurement. In his role, he is directly responsible for capex and infrastructure, IT – internal business partner, Lab equipment and supplies, external services and logistics. He develops global strategies , coordinated centrally, but works closely with regional offices to ensure a harmonized indirect spend structure.
Senior Category manager, Indirect Procurement
Bausch Health Companies
Gustavo is responsible indirect spend and procurement operations Team (4 people) for all Pharma manufacturing sites (x11) and Distribution centers (x5) in Europe/Middle East at Bausch Health. He is as senior category manager for sourcing and procures all indirect services supporting production, operations and supply chain for the EMEA region and leads, develops and coaches a team of indirect buyers located in various locations in EMEA. Gustavos biggest achievement is supplier consolidation for supply chains (Warehousing, Freight Forwarding, Courier and Road transportation) and will be speaking on QA approved preferred suppliers across EMEA (GDP, MDR)
Technical & Investment Purchasing Director
Anne is currently Director of Technical and Investment Purchasing at UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company focusing on creating value for people living with neurology and immunology conditions. She holds a Master Degree of Engineering from the ULB and started her career in the computer industry. Working for UCB for 28 years, she has been responsible for clinical data management, biostatistics, project and portfolio management in R&D. She is involved in purchasing for more than 15 years and has been recently in charge of purchasing enablement where she developed and lead Supplier Enabled Innovation.
Global Senior Procurement Director
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. £30.2 billions/yr in total sales in 2017. Michele is a Strategic sourcing and procurement professional with over 18 years of experience generating breakthrough cost reductions, innovation, and competitive advantages in challenging markets. Experienced leader of multifunctional teams and for E2E supply chains optimizations, who has built top-caliber teams by fostering utmost employee morale, engagement, and retention. Strategic Sourcing experience includes: raw materials, commodities, packaging materials, external manufacturing, facilities services, promotional materials, Real Estate, HR benefits, MRO, Events.
Category Manager Services, Global Procurement
Actelion Pharmaceuticals- Johnson & Johnson
Giuseppe has over 25 years of Procurement experience with leading multinationals (P&G, Novartis, and Merck) and over 10 years of teaching experience at leading Business Schools (including Oxford, HEC Paris, INSEAD, IMD, ESADE, St Gallen and Bocconi). In this interactive workshop, Giuseppe will deep dive into how you can easily overcome dealing with challenging people both externally and internally and define the key critical success methodology to deal with this and master your negotiation skills. Leave the workshop feeling ready to navigate the complexity’s of the workplace with confidence.
Director, Direct & Technical Sourcing, Group Sourcing
Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company
highly committed to improving the quality of life of people living with
psychiatric and neurological disorders. Linda is responsible for Lundbecks
Strategic Sourcing, which is a team of 7 Category Managers including categories
such as IT, Marketing, Travel, Prof. Services, Raw Materials, Packaging
Materials, Facility Mngt, CAPEX, R&D & Logistics. Strategic Sourcing is
part of Lundbecks Group Sourcing which has a global spend of appr. 4,200 MDKK
(2017) across the categories mentioned above. Linda will be speaking on
reducing risks in the supply chain, where Lundbeck have been working to
identifying and reducing risk all the way from the overall assessments done on
a company level for insurance policy purposes and down to the individual material level, where considerations such as safety
stock (level; internal-external), reorder points, number of sites and/or
sources and type of contract are part of the setup.
Head of Supply Chain, Former Head of Indirect
Bristol-Myers Squibb is one of the largest pharma companies in the world. The companies mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines to patients with serious diseases. Enrico is responsible for effective supply chain management, guaranteeing product availability to end customers on time and will be discussing the critical important of shortening the lead time through strong Integration with suppliers.
EMEA Procurement Director
Bausch Health Companies
Bausch Health Companies has approximately 21,000 employees worldwide and is a global company whose mission is to improve people’s lives with our health care products. Romain is responsible fro direct + indirect spend and procurement teams (25 people) for all Pharma manufacturing sites (x11) and Distribution centers (x5) in Europe/Middle East at Bausch Health. Romain has set up the sourcing organization, increased procurement visibility, started the SRM program and developed sourcing strategies that delivered 2-3% annual savings on spend.
Global Category Manager, R&D Procurement
Henrik is responsible for an indirect R&D spend of 60mEUR for LEO Pharma. His role is responsible for laboratory instruments & service, laboratory consumables & chemicals, and supplementary external consultancy and regulatory services. The role has a global scope, however the R&D organization is primarily based in Denmark. Further the role has a lot of interaction and interfaces with overlapping categories within direct spend.
Global Supplier Management Lead in Global Procurement, R&D
Gisele is an experienced procurement professional with responsible for the management of over 15 years in multi-national healthcare organizations, as individual contributor, team member, and team and alliance leader. She excels in challenging the status-quo, influencing organizations to change mind-sets and attitudes and exercising leadership across the organization when facing challenging situations. In her current role, she is responsible fro Roches strategic suppliers in the R&D area and takes an integrated approach of supplier relationship management and business partnering.
Director of Procurement
Daniele has 12 years’ experience of purchasing in Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Supply Chain environments. He has held roles with increasing responsibility in multiple locations across Europe. At Abbott Laboratories, he enhanced his procurement expertise and pharmaceutical knowledge while based at a manufacturing plant in Italy, in the divisional offices in London & Dublin and also in the headquarters in Basel. Danieles current role as Director of Product Supply Direct Procurement for all Ferring covers all of the direct spend with Third Parties and of global category managers / business change agents. Daniele joined Ferring HQ near Lausanne (CH) in October 2013 as Global Category Manager, in charge of the global purchasing strategy and its execution for key packaging materials and medical devices used in Ferring Finished Products. Daniele has a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy, followed by an MBA at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Dublin, Ireland
Senior Category Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Outsourcing & Energy
Helge Tippmann joined Novo Nordisk in 2013 and currently works as Senior Category Manager in Strategic Sourcing, responsible for outsourcing of API, intermediates and complex materials. Helge has been responsible for different direct spend categories, has a strong negotiation background and has extensive experience with implementing ethical sourcing standards in the supply chain. Helge has over a decade experience with outsourcing for global pharmaceutical companies and has been working within the Biotech field for 17 years in different positions in Specialist and Manager Roles.
Mentor, Startupbootcamp, Digital Health Berlin
Philipp’s passion is matchmaking between start-ups and established companies. He combines his experience as an entrepreneur with deep knowledge in open innovation and start-up cooperation forms to foster innovation. He currently works as an innovation consultant, advising start-ups, SMEs and corporates. Prior to this he was at Pfizer’s HealthCare Hub, where he discovered his enthusiasm for innovation in digital health.
Head of Indirect
Matteo is leading the non-commercial indirect procurement team at UCB Pharma, a global mid-size biopharmaceutical organization headquartered in Belgium and with a focus on treating patients suffering from Immunology and Neurology diseases. He had built his career moving across different industries and European countries; in his first years at UCB, heading the Procurement Center of Excellence, he had led the transformation of the organization by implementing leading technologies, designing innovative processes and experimenting new robotics and cognitive intelligence solutions. His main focus is now building and developing a strong and agile team of professionals capable of connecting UCB challenges with innovative solutions and delivering value beyond saving
Former Head of Indirect Procurement
Martin Klett works as an independent consultant in the area of procurement. In his former role he acted as Head of Indirect Procurement for Roche Diagnostics, the no 1 player in the In-Vitro Diagnostics industry. He successfully established a global procurement organization covering strategy, policy, processes, IT landscape, people development and performance. Martin will act as moderator on both days in the workshop sessions.
CPO Indirect Purchasing, Group Operation
Professor Jones is Chairman of Simbec-Orion Research Ltd (UK) and a member of the Board of e-therapeutics plc .Until March 2015 he was a Director of Allergan Inc (USA) , and formerly a main board director of The Wellcome Foundation, where he was responsible for R&D including the development of AZT (HIV/AIDS), Zovirax (Herpes), Lamictal (Epilepsy), Malarone (Malaria) and other medicines. He is a visiting professor at King’s College, London and holds honorary degrees and Gold Medals from 6 universities. He is a founder member of the Geneva-based, Public: Private Partnership, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and in 2004 was appointed to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health (C.I.P.I.H). For 12 years he was a member of The UK Government regulatory agency and also an advisor to the Cabinet Office on the Human Genome project ;a member of the Prime Minister’s Task force on the Competitiveness of the Pharmaceutical Industry (PICTF) and Chair of the UK Government Advisory Group on Genetics Research For 10 years until September 2004 he was Director General of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).
Director of Purchasing
Matthew is a entrepreneurial leader with a global outlook & mind-set. He has Demonstrated leadership on global procurement initiatives, leveraging best practice methodologies to provide strategic oversight and development of world class teams. Skilled in developing integrated, coherent strategies that are relevant and distinctive. Matt will be joining us to share his thoughts on keeping stakeholders engaged whilst going through a period of transformation.
Category Excellence Director, Global Procurement
Johnson & Johnson
David had global responsibility to build capabilities across the procurement function through process, tools and technology at JJ, the worlds largest pharmaceutical company with over 130,000 employees worldwide. He is a confident, energetic and results driven leader with proven experience in devising and implementing strategy and change to deliver increased value and efficiency throughout the business and we will joining us to speak on revolutionising supplier relationship management in an interactive interview.
Ramon is experienced professional with 15 + years of experience in meetings and events industry. He is working with GCO since 2002. in different roles in sourcing, operations and account management before being appointed as Executive Director in 2013. Prior to joining GCO he has gained extensive experience within the hospitality industry, predominantly involved in servicing large international organizations on a global scale, looking after their worldwide corporate travel programs as well as M&E (meeting and events) programs. After specializing in life sciences industry Ramon also works as Consultant at GCO Consultancy, to deliver Risk Management Solutions and Strategic Meeting Management services.
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