Executive Talks

Executive Talks

The Executive Talks video series features interviews with senior leaders from an impressive set of global firms discussing key challenges and trends in procurement and supply chain management. Executives across a variety of industry sectors offer insights from their experience on how procurement fundamentally drive value to the business.

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Executive Talks

Conversations feature Christian Rast, Head of KPMG Procurement Advisory Global Center of Excellence; Samir Khushalani, Advisory Partner in the United States; Thorsten Martin Schiefer, Advisory Partner in Germany; John Tros, Advisory Partner in the Netherlands; Michael Pleuger, Advisory Partner in Germany.

Thank you to the following interviewees for making this series possible:

  • Jan Fokke van den Bosch, Global Chief Procurement Officer, ING
  • Volker Pyrtek, CEO, BuyIn – The Procurement Joint Venture of Deutsche Telekom and Orange
  • Detlef Schultz, CEO Vodafone Procurement and Global Supply Chain Management Director, Vodafone
  • Fredrick Spalcke, Executive Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Philips
  • Tim Tolhurst, Executive Vice President and Chief Purchasing Officer, DSM
  • Scott Wharton, Managing Director and Global Chief Procurement Officer, Citi
  • Eric Rositzki, Director Terminals Operations and Logistics at Vodafone Group

Supply Chain Transformation

In this series, we discuss critical success factors of supply chain transformation programs.

 
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Driving Value in Procurement

In this series learn about how procurement has created value, from collaboration with suppliers, to involvement in product development.

 
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Business Alignment

Aligning the procurement department with the business strategies is of great interest to CPO’s and CEO’s alike.

 
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Market Forces

In this series we discuss how capitalizing upon the ever changing market forces is of great importance to procurement organizations

 
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Procurement Operating Models

In this series, listen to Volker Pyrtek and Detlef Schultz discuss their experiences and approaches to procurement operating models.

 
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Talent Management

Talent Management

In this series, listen to CPOs discuss how they continually strive to attract and cultivate the best talent and recognize it as a key to success.

 
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Procurement Transformation

In this series, Scott Wharton discusses the Citi experience, and the steps he took to enable a successful procurement transformation.

 
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Supplier Management

In this series we discuss how procurement organizations have established and nurtured relationships with key suppliers to increase value.

 
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Corporate Social Responsibility & Regulatory Compliance

In this series we discuss how organizations are adapting to the ever increasing need for compliance and social responsibility.

 
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