Bill Burkland

Head of Amazon Business UK

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Bill Burkland is Head of Amazon Business in the UK (www.amazon.co.uk/business) which launched in April 2017.  Bill has been with Amazon for 11 years, holding a number of senior positions including leading the pan-European Amazon Business Product Management team in Luxembourg as well as leading the Industrial & Scientific product category for Amazon.com in the U.S. Prior to joining Amazon, Bill held several operating roles and was on the Board of Directors of Industrial Distribution Group, an Industrial & Scientific distributor and provider of outsourced storeroom management solutions.

 

Session Details

Rethinking Procurement: The Dynamic Marketplace 

Procurement leaders are being challenged to reduce costs, increase overall business value, and keep up with increasingly rapid changes in technology. This presentation will examine a marketplace with real-time offers and visibility into competitive pricing and advanced purchase analytics, enabling more cost-effective purchasing, reduced contract management for unplanned spend, and higher levels of end-user adoption.

By attending this session you will learn:

>The nuances of including a marketplace model in your procurement strategy

>Challenges in implementation management

>Opportunities for reducing internal overhead