The CPG Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for IT, procurement & finance executives in the CPG sector in the United States

Hosted by Coupa Software & KPMG LLP, The CPG Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable offered an intimate online forum for procurement, finance, and IT executives from prominent firms in the United States.

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

How Consumer Products Procurement Leaders are Navigating in the New Reality

As consumer products companies confront the challenges of today’s business environment, they are experiencing tremendous pressures to grow revenue while dealing with diverse issues, including skilled labor shortage, factory shutdowns, changing customer demands, and supply chain disruptions. 

To not only survive but thrive, during this ‘new normal’, most consumer products companies are investing heavily in digital initiatives hoping to save costs, gain supply chain visibility, and increase AP efficiency to support a remote workforce.

  • How can Procurement and Finance leaders optimize these technology and operations investments to control spend globally, optimize MRO efficiency, and increase supply chain agility? 
  • How can consumer product companies navigate the pandemic’s economic impact while positioning themselves for new opportunities as economies begin to rebound?

2:00 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club
2:05 pm: Introduction of participants
2:10 pm: Short address from Coupa Software & KPMG LLP
2:15 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
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 in 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.

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 147 countries and territories and have 219,000 people working in member firms around the world.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST

Attended by:

CFO of Export Luxury at Coty
Sr. Director of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement at Mars
Head of Procurement at Metlife
Director of Procurement at Kraft Heinz
Director of Procurement at Colgate-Palmolive
Director of Procurement at Tenneco
Director of Global Sourcing Logistics at Reitmans
VP of Supply Chain & Operations at Dawn Food
VP of Procurement Americas at Fareva
VP of Commercial Procurement at Mars
Global Strategic Sourcing Leader at The Wonderful Company

Martie BautistaConsumer Products Procurement, The New Reality