David Zaccagnini, Head, IT, Operations, and CRE Procurement, U.S. CPO at BMO Financial Group
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David Zaccagnini

Head, IT, Operations, and CRE Procurement, U.S. CPO
BMO Financial Group

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Day 1: May 4, 2020 Procurement Transformation For A 2020 Economy

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

8:40 AM Keynote Panel: Globalizing Your Procurement Organization

There are different paths available for expanding to a global operation.  The Pacific rim, Brazil, and South Africa represent new manufacturing hubs and new opportunities for learning and diversifying your team.  Understanding the operating methods of companies from international markets can help in building a more resilient supply base.

•Instill greater understanding of “back office” supply partners, such as call centers and software suppliers, based in India and China
•Prioritize inclusivity for teams that will have a global footprint
•Upskilling your team members

Day 2: May 5, 2020 Setting Your Procurement Function Up For Success

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

3:00 PM Presentation: Cultivate and Improve the Category Strategy Skills of Team Members

Category management is a specialized skill, and practitioners who repeat it for long periods can easily grow bored.  Keeping things interesting for them is worthwhile, and can be approached many different ways.  Staff rotation is probably not the best choice – why move a high performer elsewhere?  With over 15 years of experience in procurement and purchasing management, David Zaccagnini’s renowned skills at management and continuous improvement are just the ticket for improving your team training methods.

•Assign and incentivize mini-projects that can improve a category manager’s visions
•Appeal to pride as they can stand behind a project that is truly their own
•Do full capability assessments of your team and identify the areas where you need improvements across the board or in individual skill sets