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 | Dec 2022

Webinar: Amid geopolitical uncertainties and global recession: how can Procurement keep its seat at the table?

In our final webinar of the year, we were delighted to have Damini Upadhyaya (Director of Procurement, Tata Steel UK) and David Bondi (CPO)  to discuss what the procurement function needs to do to maintain its priority position and continue delivering on its promise.

Corporations across the world are facing one of the toughest ever business landscapes with continued inflation, soaring energy prices, increasing geopolitical tensions, and now, a looming recession.

While Procurement was put under the spotlight during the pandemic and has, by all accounts, raised its game, 2023 poses an altogether different challenge. How can the function keep its seat at the table – to strategically support CEOs, CFOs and COOs and enable value creation and overall organisation success – in the context of an ever-tightening economic environment, at both the macro and micro level?

Hosted by our dynamic duo Omer Abdullah (The Smart Cube) and Graham Crawshaw (CASME) this is sure to be an end of year conversation you won’t want to miss.

During the webinar, our panellists will discuss:

– Key lessons learnt during 2022
– What the upcoming risk of recession means for Procurement
– Strategic and tactical levers to stay ahead of the game
– How the function can continue to evolve.

Date: Thursday, 8th December 2022

  • Omer Abdullah

    Omer Abdullah is Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder for The Smart Cube. 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 and 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.