Christine MackRegional Head of Procurement, Americas
Christine Mack is currently the Regional Head of Procurement for the Americas Region and Global Travel, Meetings and Events. Her experience at BP includes a multi-billion dollar portfolio across the categories of Human Resources, Professional Services, Business Consulting, Property and Travel Services with a global team and a global supply base covering over 60 countries. Christine has over 20 years of category management experience in both the private and public sectors including Best Buy, Target and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Johnson Space Center. She has led large procurement teams in a variety of indirect areas for procurement, supplier diversity, systems and processes. In addition, she has led outsourced procurement organizations to deliver product and service value, implemented new acquisition processes, and led the development of operational processes, procedures and performance management of large outsourced arrangements. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston, Clear Lake with a concentration in Management Information Systems, a Bachelor’s of Science degree from North Dakota State University double majoring in Business Administration and Industrial Psychology and is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY & SUPPLIER DIVERSITY INTO A SOURCING STRATEGY - MASTERING CAPABILITY
The future of responsible corporate procurement relies on both sustainability and supplier diversity to drive real impact. During this interactive roundtable discussion led by Lissa Miller from SunTrust Bank, attendees will share leading practices on how to; leverage sustainability and supplier diversity into a sourcing strategy; identify the “value add” for customers and enlist the advocacy of internal stakeholders; align and enlist’ customer facing business partners to utilize supplier diversity to improve value and enhance brand equity; and shape a culture of inclusion by developing a diverse network of suppliers.
Lissa Miller, First VP, Supplier Diversity, SunTrust Bank
THE IMPACT OF GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES & THE IMPACT ON PROCUREMENT --- MASTERING CAPABILITY
Never before has there been such a diversity of generations in the workforce. With competition for talent on the rise and the influx of millennials, there’s an even greater urgency to develop a culture of employee engagement and commitment, and that all starts with understanding how your multiple generations wish to continually improve and grow. Each group has their own sets of values, needs and motivators. During this interactive discussion, we will address the impact of different generations and the impact on procurement specifically. Attendees will leave with an understanding of what makes each generation tick, so that attendees may begin to craft a workforce strategy that meets their needs and motivates performance.
Christine Mack, Regional Head of Procurement, Americas, BP