Canda RozierSenior Vice President Global Procurement & Real Estate
Canda Rozier is Senior Vice President Global Procurement and Real Estate, with responsibility for strategic sourcing, category management, procurement, supply chain management, cost reduction & spend management projects, and contract negotiations for all indirect and direct procurement, as well as all global real estate and facilities. After joining NTT Security in 2011, Canda was named as a Charter Member of the NTT Communications Global Procurement Advisory Board the following year, and now is a member of the NTT Holdings CPO Council, as well as a Global Advisor to NTT Holdings. With over 30 years industry experience, Canda was previously Chief Procurement Officer/Senior Vice President Global Real Estate at First Data Corporation, where she led the centralization and globalization of strategic sourcing/procurement and the operational transformation of real estate/facilities management worldwide, and had a senior role in the $29B private buyout of FDC. She has IPO, acquisition, spinoff, strategic procurement and business transformation experience in the US, Europe and Asia; and providing independent consulting advisory services to Fortune 500 and mid-market companies. Previous roles have included senior positions at Unisys/Burroughs and American Express. Canda is on the Advisory Board for the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) and ZagadaExchange.com, and is based in Colorado with a BA from Davidson College. She is a frequent contributor to sourcing industry publications, and speaks at industry conferences and events.
8:35 AM Panel: Pillars of Transformation: How Centralization, Innovation & Collaboration is Increasing Procurement Excellence --- Mastering Context
The role of procurement is entering a new era. Driven by a steady economy and rapid growth, companies are seeing a major business need to centralize procurement that brings about tighter controls, standardized processes and power to negotiate with vendors and achieve new efficiencies and savings. During this panel, attendees will hear from others who have moved from decentralized to centralized operations to manage supplier relationships, maintain contract compliance and keep costs down.
· Standardize and centralize processes while driving global adoption with enhanced processes
· Discuss a programmatic approach; design and build, drive execution, manage change
· Reduce operational costs and drive productivity and process improvement
· Enable category management focus on strategic instead of tactical activities
· Enable integration between sourcing, tactical procurement and accounts payable