April 24, 2018

9:30 am - 4:00 pm



Playing the Role of an Internal Consultant

Wave of the Future- Contingent Labor


Loews Chicago Hotel
455 N Park Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611



Rick Sandoval
The Mpower Group


What Our Members Are Saying:

  • “I find PERT to be the best venue for my personal and professional development and peer to peer networking”
  • “PERT is the place to go to stay on top of current trends and provocative thought leadership”
  • “It’s great to be part of an executive group where I’m not getting sold to and the focus is on solutions – not presentations”
  • “The PERT community is where I know I can share and learn with my colleagues – nowhere else do I have that opportunity”
  • “This workshop has been the best value I have ever received.. “





***ADDITIONAL BONUS: Access to Corporate United's SYNERGY: 2018 - no registration required!**** 

Before PERT begins (as part of Synergy) you can attend:

Corporate United State of GPO 8:30-8:45 am

Procurment Key Issues and Priorities- 2018 8:45 am - 9:30 AM

Becoming an indispensable function – Playing the role of an Internal Consultant

 An unattainable long-term goal for every Sourcing/Supply Chain organization has been to become an Internal Consultant.  This role has been identified as critical to the success of every Sourcing/Supply Chain function, the path to getting to the C-Suite for the head of the function and converting the function to a highly desirable place to work and a talent factory for the rest of the corporation.  In this highly interactive workshop, we will discuss:

  • Why playing that role is critical
  • How to change the perception and get acceptance for that role
  • What kind of competencies are needed
  • Explore the consulting process used by every major consulting firm – a mini bootcamp!
  • Learn the secret sauce that consultants use – from consultants!!


Throughout the Category Management/Supply Chain process one of the greatest challenges is the variety and quantity of data that needs to be gathered and synthesized to put together a strong business case.  Participants will learn a simple approach to cutting through the massive quantities of data to get to fact-based recommendations for their client.

You definitely do not want to miss this workshop


Wave of the future – Contingent Labor

There is an ongoing war for talent, and every CPO should be aware of the top trends (and reasons behind them) of companies turning to contingent workforce to round out their employment needs. The session will focus on creating awareness to the trends, ways to harness the benefits the strategy can being, as well as ways to manage the increasing risks, costs and challenges. Managing the rise of the contingent workforce can increase innovation, agility, and create a competitive advantage.  This workshop will cover:

  • An overview on trends, risks / challenges, benefits / solutions / competitive advantage it can create from a SME
  • Medtronic speaking about their program and the newest program evolution they implemented to address the growing strategic importance for their contingent workforce
  • Breakout session where participant will explore Next Practices


7:00-9:30 PM      Night-Out Event at the Chicago Sports Museum [Hotel Lobby]

Who Should Attend

This is a peer-to-peer organization and as such, you must be a Senior Procurement Executive (Director or above) within your organization to attend.

About PERT

PERT (Procurement Executive Round Table) is a collaborative, “members-only” group comprised of senior executives from Fortune 1,000 organizations. The group is a peerto- peer organization that meets quarterly to share ideas in a forum setting. Each member brings expertise and varied talents to the group which allows all members to benefit from participation. PERT addresses major Global Sourcing and Supply Chain challenges such as:

  • How to Attract and Retain the “A” Team? (July 13, 2016)
  • TCO = Destroy Value? Going Beyond Cost and Applying Next Practices to Create Value (October 13, 2016)
  • Making the Transition from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management (January 24, 2017)
  • “Black Swan” Risk Management- Mitigating Sudden Changes In Trade, Immigration & Foreign Policy (May 9, 2017)
  • Redifining the Role of the CPO (July 11, 2017)
  • How Maximize Value Through Relationships and Governance (October 3, 2017)
  • Sourcing is Change Management and Sourcing Professional Services (January 23, 2018) 

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