Manny Satija, Head of Global Procurement at CSA Group

Manny Satija

Head of Global Procurement
CSA Group

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

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

1:50 PM Panel: Future-Proofing Cognitive Procurement With The Right Data Investments

Sometimes the “old guard” of procurement can excessively rely on reporting – which nowadays can increasingly be accomplished by bots.  By deploying machine learning to create value from big data, you can gain new commercialization potential in cognitive procurement while staying innovative and agile.

•Visualize how new technologies impact your sourcing
•Work through cases of successful cost reduction through investments in AI and machine learning
•Bridge solutions with innovative suppliers so even large businesses can reliably transform

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

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

10:50 AM Presentation: Maintaining Your Promises And Negotiating Strengths In A Shrinking Economy

The economic slowdown – both in Canada and worldwide – brings new short-term cost pressures, which have an influence on your negotiations.  As a recession looms, organizations naturally try to spend less and save more.  At what stage will you have to categorize your spend into essential and nonessential?  And how will this impact your sourcing strategy and the health of your suppliers?  Manny Satija has over 15 years of diverse experience in core procurement strategy and leadership, and is now the Global Director for Strategic Sourcing at CSA Group.  With strong knowledge of the North American financial outlook, he can help you anticipate and navigate economic change.  

•Tighten your cancellation and termination clauses so you can offload vendors more quickly if they are seen as nonessential
•Offset the costs of a currency with less buying power by outsourcing the headcount
•Avoid sacrificing long-term improvement in performance for an immediate cost savings
•Identify risks within the portfolios of vendors you manage
•Maintain fallback positions and keep proactive conversations about different response scenarios