James Marland

Global Vice President in the Procurement Solution Area, SAP

With the unofficial title of “Chief Storyteller” James tried to make a story-teller out of everyone through Social Media, new hire onboarding and mentoring. You’ll see him passionately preaching the procurement story of SAP to each new hire through his preferred medium of a whiteboard. He also contributes to the SAP story on social media, blogs and at events. Just don’t expect to see him using PowerPoint.

Session Details

How Procurement Can Help Suppliers Become Innovation Partners

Supplier collaboration continues to be under-recognised and under-leveraged and supply chains are under pressure like never before.  In this workshop we will explore why it’s so challenging to deliver on these goals, how we can work more collaboratively with our suppliers and what we should use as our measure of success.

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Learn about procurement teams' strategies
  • Discover suppliers' innovations and collaborations
  • Understand Success Measurement