The Finance and Procurement Agility Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for procurement executives from various sectors in Singapore

In the virtual roundtable, procurement leaders discussed the sector’s current challenges and explored the steps needed to prepare for the next decade.

Our discussions are designed to be very inclusive and interactive, ensuring to leverage the wealth of experience from your senior peers.

Procurement’s Next Challenge: Balancing Agility and Efficiency

The challenges currently faced by procurement will not disappear overnight. For months to come, the procurement sector will continue to be influenced by supply chain disruption, fluctuations in demands, and tension in commodity pricing.

With the inevitable move away from global supply chains in favour of local logistics, the role of procurement becomes even more valuable to businesses across the spectrum. Moreover, it is in every organisations’ interest to remain watchful of changes in supply chain visibility or potential financial distress of supply partners.

In the last 12 months, procurement has become even more central to organisations’ success. Beyond the pandemic, how can procurement leaders take on a more strategic role within their organisation? What are the advantages of doing so?

In short, how does procurement remain in the “room where it happens”?

  • What is the role of procurement in the current business landscape?
  • How can procurement leaders take on a more strategic role within their organisation? What are the advantages of doing so?
  • What tools can procurement leaders rely on for the elevation of their function? What does their future role look like?

10:00 am: Introduction by The Ortus Club
10:05 am: Short address from SAP
10:10 am: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
11:15 am: End of session

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Thursday, 11th of March, 2021

10:00 AM SGT

Attended by:

CFO at Wilmar International
CFO at AirAsia Big Loyalty
Head of Global Procurement at PZ Cussons
Head of Procurement at Bank Simpanan Nasional
Head of Bunker Procurement at Tata NYK Shipping
Head of Finance at Hengyuan Refining Company
Head of FP&A at AirAsia Big Loyalty
VP of Group Procurement at PSA International
VP of Supply Chain at Thome Group

Hosted by:

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