ProcureCon Pharma 2020

17 - 18 March, 2020

Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany

44 (0) 207 368 9465

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Thierry Fausten, Doctoral Researcher, Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University

Thierry Fausten


Doctoral Researcher, Supply Chain Management
Cranfield University

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Day One – Tuesday 17th March

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020


2:10 PM Panel - How can you lead successful procurement transformations to create a culture of change and innovation?

  • Beginning with the end in mind: Understanding the overall goal of your transformation and ensuring the communication of a clear and consistent vision
  • Setting ambitious but achievable targets that challenge your team and result in genuine innovation
  • Identifying the common obstacles associated with procurement transformation and discussing effective methods to overcome them
  • Winning hearts and minds: Going beyond acceptance and gaining full buy-in for your strategy
  • Leading by example: Filtering your desire for change and pursuit for innovation to your team, and ensuring that a hunger for further growth remains after the transformation
  • Accessing the successes of your transformation and using the failures as inspiration for future projects

Day Two – Wednesday 18th March

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020


2:00 PM The View from Academia – Case Study Revolution - Recognising the influence your Tier 1 interactions have on your entire value chain: Redefining your SRM mindset to become a more attractive strategic partner

  • Historically, SRM has been a way to control suppliers and to monitor their performance on easy-to-measure KPIs – To inspire true innovation, how can procurement leaders break this cycle?
  • Sharing the spoils: Understanding that the entire supply/service chain should be based on value creation and value distribution, including your business, your suppliers and their suppliers – What are some successful strategies to ensure that all parties benefit from good business?
  • Discussing how value distribution is actually a key tool in forging a path to genuine supplier-led innovation from Tier 1 onwards
  • Increasing your customer appeal: Understanding that your attractiveness as a potential client is far more than your ability and desire to pay high prices, and actually includes ease of doing business, mutually beneficial projects and longevity of partnerships

3:00 PM Oxford-Style Debate - Procurement should strive for Agile as a sole working methodology – Agree or disagree?

Fully engage with the most contentious and divisive issues currently facing your industry. Sit back and witness industry leading figures pitting themselves against each other in a battle to deliver the knockout argument. Then, continue the debate in your own small roundtable groups until you reach a majority viewpoint. Will you reconsider your position? And will you walk away with a fresh mind set and better prepared to take on this key conundrum?