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Archive Webinar: CPO Game Changer Series Volume 3: People, Process, and Communication

In 2016, procurement departments around the world are increasingly reliant on diversified staff to engage with key internal and external stakeholders, clearly communicate business requirements, and effectively execute upon project timelines to drive procurement performance beyond the status quo. In fact, a recent Ardent Partners survey of more than 300 CPOs found that enhanced talent, tighter execution, and clearer communication are viewed as three critical drivers to get a procurement team’s performance to the next level.

Join Andrew Bartolini of Ardent Partners as he examines these factors in a webinar focused on best practices and strategies that leading CPOs have utilized to harness:

  • Power of people i.e. role of internal and external stake holders

  • Embracing new processes and technologies vis-à-vis legacy processes

  • Efficacious communication that can result in improved productivity and efficiency amongst employees


Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer, Ardent Partners

Recognized expert in sourcing, procurement, AP, and supply management, Andrew has been named a “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive three times. Andrew has been an industry veteran for over 15-years and has benchmarked thousands of enterprises across all facets of their supply management operations. Andrew has held leadership roles in sales, marketing, and services at Ariba and Commerce One. He has experience in strategic sourcing, business process transformation, and software implementation. Background also includes consulting and investment banking.

Gabriel-Kiewek Gabriel Kiewek, Vice President, Global Procurement & Materials Management, Praxair Inc.

Gabriel is responsible for creating strategic supplier relationships worldwide in order to continuously improve the quality of equipment and services delivered to Praxair while reducing total costs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a master’s degree in international business administration from Georgetown University. Kiewek joined Praxair, a Fortune 250 company in 2006 as finance director. He also served as finance and procurement director, vice president finance and procurement and most recently, finance director for Asia.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST