The procurement team is using ‘agile’ methodologies to run a procurement process to select a technology partner for Watercare's strategic transformation project. The use of agile delivery for the implementation phase, which has meant role modelling behaviours and ways of working to the business and vendors to set them up for the delivery phase, has resulted in unusually high levels of engagement, collaboration and innovation with both internal stakeholders and suppliers.
The possibilities with the latest Business Intelligence tools are endless and the speed to delivery will surprise and delight you. See the power of effective spend data visualisation, at both a macro and category level, to drive engagement with senior stakeholders within your organisation.
This panel session will explore the reality of buyer-supplier relationships, posing questions such as:
Half Day Workshop Includes half-hour refreshment break at mid-point
Influencing for Results
The ability to influence others both within an organisation and externally is an essential business skill at all levels. Successfully articulating ideas, creating clear compelling plans and gaining “buy in” and building consensus require knowing and using a certain set of influence practices.
Join us for a workshop like no other, as it’s all about you! We will be looking at your influencing skills in these five key areas:
Odelle is a key note speaker on human design, who is passionate about authentic leadership, influencing, high performance and building personal connections. She inspires action to accelerate individuals to perform at their best and transforms organisations from the inside out.
You may have heard of the term ‘customer of choice’. Indeed, we have been using it on conference programmes for at least 10 years. But do you really know what it means and why it is important?In this workshop Kate will discuss the attributes of being a customer of choice, before asking participants to apply those attributes to their own working examples, both internally and externally, to come up with a plan on how to improve their position as a customer of choice.