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 | Apr 2021

Ep 33 Category Management | An interview with Paul Coppens (Pt 2)

In the second of our five-part interview series with Paul Coppens, Omer and Paul discuss category management and how it has evolved over the past two decades from making local based sourcing decisions to the global outlook that category managers now have to take. Paul and Omer also discuss what strong and successful category management looks like and what practical steps organisations can take towards this. In our next three video interviews with Paul, we will cover the topics of Risk in Procurement, Supplier Enabled Innovation and Supplier Engagement. Stay tuned for part 3 later in May.

  • Omer Abdullah

    Omer is a co-founder of The Smart Cube and leads the firm’s business across The Americas. He works with Procurement and Strategy leaders at global organisations, transforming their teams to become value-driven and insight-led. Omer has more than 30 years of management consulting, global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe and Asia. His prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America), Warner Lambert (USA) and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA, and a BBA from the University of East Asia.