Keith CorellDirector, Global Procurement & Chair Supplier Risk Governance Council
Keith Corell is Director of Procurement and chair of the Supplier Risk Governance Council at BMC Software. He is responsible for the IT, Human Resources, and Facilities categories, and manages a global team in India, Europe, and the United States. Keith has worked closely with the CIO since taking on an operations role in IT as operations manager for BMC’s mobile communications program in 2011. He has been with BMC for seventeen years, with previous stints in Financial Planning & Analysis before joining Procurement as Travel Manager in 2008. Prior to BMC, Keith worked as the planning analyst for Carriage Services, and managed budgeting and forecasting company-wide. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a Master of Business Administration and from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance in 1993.
In our complex and rapidly growing business environment, procurement leaders face tremendous pressure to extract short-term cost savings from suppliers. However, such efforts can often be counterproductive over the long-term. During this roundtable session, attendees will receive best practices for working with suppliers in a structured and strategic way that will reduce costs over
both near and long-term time horizons, spur innovation, ensure continuity of supply, and secure preferential access to unique supplier assets. Attendees will share leading practices on how to; build strategic supplier relationships to transform your journey to world class performance; embrace true collaboration as the secret sauce to success; grow from a tactical procurement stance to a more strategic relationship and highlight the win-win benefits for all.