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Thursday, February 8, 2018

February Dinner Meeting
* Pre-dinner: Supply Management - Project Management
* Dinner: Sustainable Category Management

Date(s): February 8, 2018

Time: 5:15 PM  EST - 8:30 PM  EST

Temple University
The MBA Commons, 7th floor of Alter Hall
1801 Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Although many of us wish we could be in two places at the same time, we are still a little bit away from the reality of that technology.  So, since the EAGLES Super Bowl parade will take place this Thursday, your ISM-Phila Board has decided to move our February dinner meeting to a date tbd.  
Go EAGLES  . . . . and Enjoy the Parade !!
Your ISM-Phila Board


Registration: 5:15 p.m.
Pre-Dinner: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Dinner & Meeting: 6:30-8:30 p.m

Members - FREE

Student Members - $15
Academic Members - $30 
Non-Members - $55

Pre-Dinner Topic
Supply Management – Project Management

Major engagements of any type, are usually lead by a respected, experienced, high profile, influential person often referred to as a Project Manager.  Because of their proven skill sets and perceived ability to deliver results, these persons are responsible to senior management for the successful implementation of these engagements on-time and under budget.  Supply Management associates often report to and/or support these Project Managers and the organizational teams that report to them.  What if YOU were the Project Manager?  Do you have the skills . . . do you have the knowledge, instincts and qualifications to drive the team and gain the respect needed to excel?  Can you be that person  . . . the Project Manager?  You will be surprised that it just might be easier than you ever could imagine!

Ronald Heere
Becton Dickinson & Company (BD)

About the Speaker:
Ron Heere, is a procurement professional with more than 40+ years experience in the private sector whose background includes the disciplines of strategic sourcing, procurement, negotiations, contracts administration, logistics, field procurement, document management and expediting. Ron’s experience is equally divided between engineering/construction (where he has managed directly or indirectly projects with a total installed cost exceeding $16B+ globally in the energy, pharmaceutical, petro-chemical, medical devices and metals industries) and facilities management where he has supported $12B+ in global facilities agreements across internal client organizations including HR, IT, facilities, transportation, marketing, travel, real-estate and energy management.  Mr. Heere has also designed, implemented and managed technological / administrative systems including eProcurement, Pro-Card, Catalog and Travel.  Ron is currently the Worldwide Construction Category Manager at Becton Dickinson, a global medical devices company where he transformed their construction procurement program from “Fire-Fighting” to a “Best In Class” rating as evaluated by consultant A.T. Kearney while delivering in excess of $45M in audited bottom line savings.. Ron has supported both local, regional and corporate initiatives, working with or managing groups of 5 to 1,000 employees and holds two (2) Masters from Drexel University in Organizational Behavior and Business Law. He presently serves as Immediate Past President on the ISM-Phila Board of Directors

Dinner Topic
Sustainable Category Management

As the Supply Management function evolves from tactical purchasing, to 3-bid-and-buy, to strategic sourcing, the next phase of evolution is Category Management.  Rather than simply a job title or buzzword, Category Management is a framework comprised of the Strategic Sourcing lifecycle, Stakeholder Engagement Activities, and programmatic Supplier Relationship Management. In this session, you’ll gain actionable insight into how you can enact Category Management no matter where you are in your career as a Supply Management professional. 

Jennifer Ulrich
Associate Director, Source One Management Services, LLC

About the Speaker:
Procurement Transformation and Strategic Sourcing Expert and Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro-to-Know, with extensive experience leading large-scale sourcing initiatives in both direct and indirect spend in industries including biotech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, CPG, and more. Trusted advisor with cross-functional knowledge of Procurement and Supply functions. Develops Transformation Roadmaps as well as provides customized training on Strategic Sourcing, Contracting & Negotiations, Spend Analytics, Category Management, Procurement Process Improvement, and Supplier Relationship Management.

Jennifer is a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro-to-Know and has been a featured speaker for organizations such as Next Level Purchasing Association and at the University level. 

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