Leveraging the Procurement Function as a Key Tool to Advance Mission and Goals - How Do We Get There?
September 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern (75 minute webinar)
Does your procurement department function as a strategic resource to the CBO? Does your team have the expertise necessary to advance institutional goals by leveraging business partnerships? Does your procurement department do more than say “no”, rehearse rules, and push paper through?
This webcast will cover some major core principles around people, processes, and technology that CBOs should consider as they evaluate and enable their procurement department. This team typically manages the second largest addressable spend in the enterprise; therefore, supporting and advancing this function will not only lead to cost savings, but can also lead to more revenue opportunities, a reduction in enterprise risk, and a happier campus constituency (which is more likely to engage procurement actively).
Attendees of this presentation will hear from a panel of experts about the latest challenges in higher education procurement, important considerations for making positive incremental change, and how the campus CPO, with CBO support, can drive important strategic initiatives on campus that go far beyond traditional “purchasing.”
Moderated by Randy Roberson, the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NACUBO, the webinar panelists include:
Mary Dukakis, Associate Vice President, Administration and Strategic Sourcing, Southern New Hampshire University
Nichol Luoma, Associate Vice President, Chief Sustainability Operations Officer and Chief Procurement Officer, Arizona State University; President, NAEP
Rosey Murton, CPPO, Chief Procurement Officer, Florida State University; Immediate Past President, NAEP
Melanie Freeman, Interim CEO, NAEP
Ready to register? Click here to do so through the NACUBO website. There is a fee associated with this webinar. One lucky attendee will be selected at random to receive a complimentary registration to an NAEP professional development class offered in 2019!