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Future-Proof your Indirect Procurement: Mercateo and RWE
Thursday, 5th December 2019 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM GMT
Despite its impressive size and hidden CSR risks, the lack of visibility within indirect purchasing still masquerades as the lesser of the two procurement evils. It is now starting to receive similar scrutiny as direct procurement thanks to investors paying greater attention to ESG measures and companies realising the profitable opportunities in creating shared value.
Indirect spend is set to grow, but employees will have to “do more with less” human resources to manage it. Optimised tools and processes will become ever so vital.
Learn how RWE is tackling the unique challenges within their indirect supply chain. Hear the steps you can take to ensure visibility, mitigate sustainability risks and increase supplier diversity without the increasing costs.
Henry Asamoah is the Indirect Buyer for RWE Generation UK Plc. Besides purchasing, managing and implementing e-catalogues, he is committed to making procurement professionals at RWE data-driven and process conscious. Capturing the tail-end of supply helps free up time for planning and strategic decisions. Part of which means presenting a more extensive choice to buyers, capturing data and driving cost savings through the Mercateo e-procurement platform. Before RWE, Henry was the Product Supply Team Leader with a focus on purchase to pay at Berendsen UK Plc, now Elis. His role as the Supply Controller of the HM Forces during his 10-year service – in addition to 7 years in the civil sector - had earned him the title of 'procurement veteran'.
Simon is the Managing Director at Mercateo UK and Ireland, leading all strategic and operational initiatives, as well as positioning the company in the UK for sustainable growth. His current focus is on building a high-performing team to ensure the successful implementation and expansion of Mercateo’s offer. Simon has been at the forefront of developing products that leverage technologies such as industrial IOT, blockchain for procurement and B2B marketplace technologies. He has spent 20 years in the supply chain industry covering both direct and indirect procurement. Before Mercateo, he was the Head of Global Procurement Technologies for Electro Components Plc, bringing innovations to the global industrial distribution market. He is passionate about sustainable development and helping organisations amplify their global standardisation strategy with innovations that unlock the value in ERP systems.
Richard Scourfield is the Sales Director for Mercateo UK & Ireland, with responsibility for the management and implementation of customer solutions, as well as the commercial development of the customer proposition. Richard has spent 18 years working with eProcurement systems and processes from a supplier perspective becoming an expert at driving efficiency through innovative use of technology. Before Mercateo, Richard worked at RS Components in various roles, focusing on the delivery and enhancement of their eCommerce offer. He is passionate about helping organisations unlock the value in supply chain management by becoming service oriented in their procurement function, with a specific focus on end-user engagement.