The Finance and Procurement Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for procurement leaders in the UK

Hosted by Coupa EMEA, the Finance and Procurement Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable offered an intimate online forum for procurement leaders from prominent firms across the UK. 

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers.

The New Era of Risk Management

Finance and procurement leaders have seen a significant evolution in their roles and responsibilities over the last few years. Geopolitical uncertainty, tough regulation, and rapidly advancing technology have all put greater pressure on companies, in turn placing greater demands on the financial and risk management functions.

Although these leaders’ functional duties have not diminished, they must now be even more risk-aware and take a holistic approach to the business, striking a balance between the operational and strategic. With multiple operational and strategic risks to manage at all times, strengthening the integration between the risk, finance, technology, and procurement teams is crucial.

    • How can finance leaders balance the demands of different areas of the business?
    • How can they ensure they understand and account for the myriad of risks facing the organisation without losing focus on working capital management? 
    • How can they evolve their role to be more forward-facing and embrace the strategic mindset necessary for building business resilience? 
    • What role do people, processes, and technology play in all of this?

1:50 PM Guest to check-in online
2:00 PM Introduction by The Ortus Club
2:05 PM Short address by Coupa
2:10 PM Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the guests
3:15 PM End of session

Coupa Software Inc. makes buying at work feel as easy as online shopping from your home. The Coupa Core Values focus on ensuring customer success, investment on results, and striving for excellence. Fueled by the higher purpose of business value, Coupa is transforming the way businesses manage their spending. They have partnered with the Business Spend Management Community (BSM) and are committed to innovating hundreds of new capabilities, ultimately setting the pace for industry-transformation and pushing other businesses to deliver real measurable value.

Tuesday, 15th of September, 2020

2:00 PM (GMT+1)

Attended by: 

Head of Procurement at NFU Mutual
Head of Procurement at Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Head of Procurement & Supplier Management at Wesleyan
Head of Supply Chain at Genel Energy
Head of Strategic Purchasing at Breedon Group
Director of Procurement at L&Q
Director of Finance at Footasylum
Director of Operations at Footasylum
Director of Finance & Operations at Equiniti
Manager of Group Procurement at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group
Manager of Procurement & Contracts at West Lancashire Borough Council

Hosted by:

Hannah HodkinsonThe Finance and Procurement Leaders’ Roundtable