Where to in Procurement and Supply Chain?

15 November, 2023

On Thursday 26th October 2023, we sponsored the Where to in Procurement and Supply Chain? conference in Zug.

For the eighth consecutive year, we partnered with CSCMP Roundtable Switzerland, CIPS Switzerland, and Kanton Zug to bring our Procurement & Supply Chain network an informative and engaging event, followed by a networking session.

Held at GIBZ Gewerblich-industrielles Bildungszentrum Zug, the evening commenced with talks from four expert speakers, hosted by Thomas Kofler, the President of CSCMP Roundtable Switzerland.

First, we heard from Kiriaki Kritidi, the Head of Talent at Coca-Cola HBC, who addressed the “unprecedented” shortage of talent in the industry.

Next up was Jens Krüger, the Director Supply Chain, EMEA at Canada Goose, who discussed how luxury brands can revolutionise supply chains for success. Earlier this year, we were pleased to speak to Jens as part of our Executive Interviews series: https://www.emearecruitment.com/executive-interviews/jens-kruger-supply-chain-leader/175

Following Jens was Michelle Wang, Global Head SCM Contracting and Partner Management at Hitachi Energy. Michelle bravely stepped in at the last minute to explore risk revenue sharing partnerships. She was also a recent Executive Interview guest: https://www.emearecruitment.com/executive-interviews/michelle-wang-global-head-scm-contracting-and-partner-management-at-hitachi-energy/168

Finally, Alejandra Garcia, SVP Global Procurement at DSM, took to the stage to emphasise the importance of collaboration and adaptability in achieving success and driving technological progress. Alejandra was a guest on the EMEA Recruitment podcast back in 2021: https://www.emearecruitment.com/podcasts/the-superpowers-of-procurement-alejandra-garcia/161

Attendees were then invited to challenge the speakers with a panel question-and-answer session, covering topics such as talent attraction and career progression.

The evening concluded with a chance to network at the apéro. Many of the 200 attendees stayed to connect with their peers and have one-to-one conversations with the speakers.

Our Procurement & Supply Chain recruitment team was in attendance, including John Byrne, CH Country Director, Neil Cope, Director, Rebecca Spicer, Associate Director, Charlotte Cruise, Senior Consultant, Sasha Gill, Senior Consultant, and Rose Jinks, our Marketing Manager.

If you’re interested in attending similar events in the future, please reach out to Neil: neil.cope@emearecruitment.com