Eworld Procurement & Supply, 24th September 2019, London
The Ivalua team will be returning to eWorld Procurement & Supply in London.
Come and visit us on our Booth and we will also shortly announce our presentation slot.
Why is it important to put the sparkle back into your Supplier Relationships?
For many organisations, SRM is a tool simply to manage suppliers, totally missing the ‘Relationship’ aspect. Relationships take time and are bi-directional, which is why so many fail. To get the best from any relationship you need to set expectations early in the engagement, maintain contact and collaborate to reduce the risk of failure.
Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders – to transform your SRM you need to understand your Procurement maturity (Beginner, Expert or Advanced), and what you are looking for from each supplier relationship.
Senior Product Marketing Manager
For almost 30 years prior to joining Ivalua, Steve has worked as a Senior Product owner and Business Director in organisations selling procurement solutions into the Public and Private sectors. This involved designing and building solutions to support the Source to Pay and Order to Cash journeys for Buyers and Suppliers. Steve’s last role was in the Crown Commercial Service working with Government Digital Services (GDS) to design the next generation of Public Sector cloud catalogue and marketplace. This covered specifying market requirements, service design, end-to-end market engagement and sitting on the UK P2P central government working group.
Steve has been involved in a vast number of procurement solutions and has run procurement events and won tenders. Steve has a wide knowledge of the systems and processes used within procurement and a unique perspective on how companies should be transforming procurement in the Digital Age.
Outside of working life, he is a published 17th Century historian and is currently writing a military history book covering the events of 1685.