Zoe Blackford

UK Digital and Market Place Manager, Accor

Zoe Blackford is the Northern Europe Digital and Marketplace manager and the Global Lead for E-sourcing at Accor. She joined Accor two years ago, and in that time has been part of the global transformation of the Procurement department. Now structured as a GPO, and a commercial Accor Brand, Astore, she is part of the digital innovation team.

Initially, responsible for the UK’s P2P system across 200 hotels, she is utilising these skills to develop, onboard and deploy Astore’s new e-commerce tool throughout UK, Belgium and Netherlands.

In her role as Global Lead for E-sourcing, she has successfully deployed the Scanmarket solution across all of the procurement hubs around the globe, trained over 150 buyers and category managers, broken down the change management barrier, increased user adoption month on month, and designed new e-sourcing processes.


Workshop Details

Zero to Hero – Our Journey to Award Winning E-sourcing Implementation 

This session takes you through how in under a year, we deployed our esourcing solution, across the globe as part of a “best in class” Procurement strategy.

Focusing on:

• Why and How we chose our e-Sourcing solution
• The journey from local to global deployment
• Increasing User Adoption
• Breaking down change

Benefits of attending include:

• Best Practices for User Adoption
• Biggest Learnings from real life examples
• The benefits of e-Sourcing to a global community