Linda Behan

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Linda Behan joined Iron Mountain in January of 2012 as the SVP Global Procurement.   Iron Mountain Incorporated™ is the global leader for storage and information services with more than 225,000 customers in more than 50 countries across six continents.   In her role as SVP Global Procurement, Linda is responsible for leading all global sourcing to pay activities, procurement change management activities as well as for managing a team of 125+ direct and indirect associates who oversee global direct/indirect spend of approximately $1.5 billion annually. 
Prior to joining Iron Mountain Linda led Sourcing and Procurement transformations in the financial services industry (Fidelity Investments, State Street, Credit Suisse) and the technology industry (Nuance Communications) with spend under management ranging from $1 - $4 Billion annually.  At these organizations she was responsible for creating world-class supply chain functions, re-inventing organizations with a focus on increasing influence both internally and externally, upgrading organizational talent, presenting and executing strategic insights, up-scaling technology and information reporting, driving communications and alignment across all company functions (including sales, operations, product development, technology, finance, legal, real estate, security, and marketing)  while delivering significant total cost improvement.
Linda holds a BS in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University.  She is a past board member of the Sourcing Interest Group and a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.  Her accomplishments with the Iron Mountain organizational transformation were featured in Supply Chain World Magazine, Spring 2014 and 2016.   Her current passion is in improving the reputation of procurement organizations both internally and externally, and with this objective she recently presented “Why Procurement Has a Bad Rap and What We Can Do About It” at the Global Sourcing Interest Group forum, Spring 2015.
Linda Behan is a seasoned sourcing and procurement executive with extensive experience in leading global transformational efforts. Linda has successfully led sourcing and Procurement change management activities in the financial, document management, and technology industries with spend under management ranging from $1 to $4 Billion annually. 
Linda joined Iron Mountain in January of 2012 as the SVP/Chief Procurement Officer. Iron Mountain has been providing Records and Information Management services, Data Backup and Recovery Services, Document Management Solutions, and Secure Shredding Services for over 60 years. They boast over 150,000 clients in 35 countries (5 continents), in excess of 17,000 employees, and $3.2 Billion in Revenue. In her role as CPO, Linda is responsible for leading all global sourcing/procurement change management activities overseeing global direct/indirect spend of approximately $1.2 billion and a team of 40+ direct and indirect associates. 

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Mar 06, 2019    0
Tell us about your career path. How did you get into this field? Was it purposeful or by accident?
I started my career in an entry level role at Fidelity Investments in the Real Estate division. Fidelity was growing rapidly, and the real estate division maintained a formal procurement organization to manage the construction and furniture buys. Young and curious, in addition to typing and amending the contracts I started to read them...