Purvee Kondal

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Purvee Kondal, NACD.DC is a Senior Director of Technology & Engineering Sourcing at the Albertsons Companies and advisory board member with Sourcing Industry Group and RampRate. She is also a National Association of Corporate Directors Accelerate program participant. She is a seasoned Procurement executive with over 15 years of experience leading transformational changes at notable organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, Capgemini, Ross Stores, and Globality. As a champion of diversity and inclusion, she co-chairs the Fellowship Nomination Committee at the Athena Rising Foundation as an Athena Alliance member.
She helps companies identify value and improve efficiencies for Procurement, Sourcing and Vendor Management functions through advanced technology, collaboration, innovation, diversity and partnerships. She was nominated for "Transformation Leader of the Year" by the Women in IT Summit & Awards Series in 2020.  
Purvee holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from San Jose State University.


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Rethinking Supplier Risk in the Era of Diversity and Inclusion
Aug 16, 2021    0

While everyone around the globe has become aware of the focus on diversity and inclusion, not everyone has embraced or welcomed it. Some are deliberate and vocal about expressing dislike of these necessities at work, school and in our communities. Others are quietly against it but raging inside, rallying against diversity and inclusion, both consciously and subconsciously.

Having worked in the procurement, sourcing, vendor management, and risk functions over my career, I have...

4 Tips to Improve Supply Chain Resilience
Jul 12, 2021    0

The year that started the global pandemic also brought more than just the coronavirus. The world became acutely aware of the weak links within the global supply chain. At the onset, product and people movements were challenging. We saw supply shortages not entirely driven by hoarding behavior, but because the supply chain was stuck.

The question became this: How do we get people and products moving safely, without jeopardizing employees’ health, safety and well-being, as well...

7 Actions Procurement Leaders Can Take to Improve Diversity and Inclusion
Apr 27, 2021    0

So far in this series on diversity and inclusion, we have explored a historical perspective on supplier diversity in the enterprise, tips to improve it, and how the supplier community can leverage their diversity status. Now we will discuss how procurement leaders can incorporate diversity and inclusion into their team management strategies.

2020 is a year that will live in infamy. The wrath of COVID-19...

How Diverse Suppliers Can Leverage their Status with Large Enterprises
Apr 20, 2021    0

To continue the previous conversation on diversity and inclusion (see my other articles on the enterprise approach to supplier diversity and how to shape the future of supplier diversity), I’d like to look at the other side of the coin:...

7 Tips to Shape the Future of Supplier Diversity in the Enterprise
Apr 06, 2021    0

My last article was an overview of how large enterprises have historically approached supplier diversity initiatives and why they have underperformed.

This article will focus on ways the enterprise can improve diverse supplier inclusion, selection and support practices. I recommend that teams consider leveraging some of these tips best fitting for their...

Supplier Diversity
Feb 10, 2021    0

2020 brought us a time of reflection on many fronts, from how we eat to how we prioritize, how we think, how we get from point A to point B, to focusing on what matters. Diversity is one of the elements that came to the forefront in 2020 for many people and organizations.

As an immigrant and a minority woman, I never thought that we would be at this place in my lifetime where an open discussion of diversity occurs because I have seen how much of it was shunned systematically in the...

Artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping our future and becoming integrated into our lives, both at home and work.
Jan 16, 2021    0

The Future With Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping our future and becoming integrated into our lives, both at home and work. With it come many fears about what it means to jobs, humans and our future.

First, let’s put our minds at ease around the fear of tech run amok. We are incredibly far away from a Terminator chasing us. Now, let's focus on the idea that we can positively shape AI to our benefit. 


With the explosive data growth today, increased computer processing power, and strengthened AI technology foundations, the time is now to make AI a competitive advantage for any organization.
Oct 12, 2020    0

Artificial Intelligence and the Pandemic

Artificial Intelligence (AI) defines the 21st century, impacting and driving transformation across every business and industry. With the new norms thrust upon us due to the pandemic, businesses and industries have had to find ways to transform overnight. Previously, it may have taken several years for an organization to make an incremental change or improvement.

In 2020, these same organizations had to pivot within days to weeks...

Embrace a new norm and hope for a change that leads to transforming the Chief Procurement Officer role into a Chief Partner Officer.
Oct 10, 2020    0

Cause and Effect of Past Practices

To continue our discussion from Part 1, let's consider the roles of cause and effect on evolving Procurement practices.  

Suppose an organization installed a Finance procurement overseer that does not have domain or market knowledge. This overseer will not be well-positioned to lead...

Within your organization, have an open dialogue to explore how Procurement and the CPO role can evolve.
Sep 30, 2020    0

Procurement Sentiment and Observations

During this pandemic, many organizational CEOs and Board members have become aware of and startled by the inefficiencies and bureaucracies in their Procurement organizations. C-suite executives discovered their organizations were in predicaments with deep and broad implications none of us had previously fathomed. Most of us never imagined we’d need to find new suppliers, support, or transition from current ones to...