Mithun Sharma, Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing at Visa

Mithun Sharma

Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing

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

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

11:30 AM Panel: Maximizing Value and Compliance when Sourcing Marketing Services

It can be challenging to save money in your marketing spend while still getting the value of a creative product.  Can you tangibly measure the talent of a marketing piece?  Will your provider be able to replicate their success?  Thorough compliance reviews after contracting require changing a global strategy and making sure local partners are meeting expectations.  

•Adapt KPIs to creative services
•Maintain proper reliance on central suppliers when local companies want to go their own way
•Track compliance challenges nation by nation
•Compare examples of successful resolution

12:10 PM Roundtables: Unresolved Problems:

These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to learn about. Sit and learn in an intimate format from the speakers who have had an impact on their company and industry. Take control of your own event experience and don’t be shy! Ask questions (or answer them!) alongside other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities.

•Selecting the best metrics to highlight true value

•Diversity of expertise:  Onboarding team members from non-sourcing careers

•Third party risk management
- Shannon Meloche, Senior Manager, LOC Procurement – Canada, GLAXOSMITHKLINE

•Quantifying Value when Procuring Marketing Services
- Sankar Pattabi, Senior Category Manager, Corporate Sourcing, CIBC

•Position your function as an equal business partner for marketing
   -Mithun Sharma, VP, Global Strategic Sourcing, VISA 

•Structuring internationally-based teams
    - Carlos Cabrero, Manager, Procurement Transformation, TELUS