Rajeev Karmacharya is Head of the Strategic Sourcing and Category Management group in Fannie Mae. He leads a team of category management, sourcing/contracting and supplier operations professionals managing $4.5+ billion in external spend.
SSON talked to Filippo Passerini, the former group president of GBS and Chief Information Officer at Procter & Gamble about how GBS became relevant to the entire organization; what's important when working with BPO partners; and much more. Read the full interview here for free: http://bit.ly/SSOW-Interview-Passerini
Mark Pollack (MP): Jamie, tell our readers about yourself and your role within the organization.
Jamie Ogilvie-Smals (JOS): GEP is the largest provider of unified procurement solutions in the world, combining strategic consulting, managed procurement services and cloud-based procurement software. We have a rapidly-expanding, blue-chip client base of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
One of the most famous figures in the global outsourcing arena, Kate Vitasek is also – not coincidentally – one of Outsource’s most popular contributors, having graced our pages with both her regular column (examining lessons to be learnt by the sourcing and outsourcing community from renowned academics and thought leaders from elsewhere in business) and standalone articles for over five years.
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O: That sounded a bit like “watch this space”, in terms of other acquisitions. Is that an implication that there’s going to be a quite exciting year coming up as well?
Chip Wagner is the CEO of Alsbridge, one of the world’s leading sourcing advisory organisations. At a time of significant challenges for advisory firms the world over, Alsbridge is enjoying a purple patch with very healthy growth being reflected in a wave of expansion and key acquisitions. Outsource’s editor Jamie Liddell got together with Chip to discuss the advisory landscape and Alsbridge’s growing prominence within it – and to get the inside track on some very interesting recent developments within his organisation…