Becoming a More Strategic Procurement Organization to the Business

John Thong

Director, Sourcing at T-Mobile

Learning Objectives

Procurement organizations recognize that becoming more strategic and aligning on priorities with the business early in the sourcing process will unlock greater value. One approach is to develop category strategies in partnership with the business. However, the path to becoming more strategic faces many challenges in terms of resource capacity and skillset.

This session will focus on how T-Mobile has embarked on a transformation journey to become a trusted strategic advisor to the business and how it is navigating the challenges along the way.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to develop a transformation roadmap that embeds change management as an integral success enabler

  • How to enable and train the team to develop strong category strategies

  • How to enable and train the team to build relationships with the Business and Strategic Suppliers