Complex CAPEX projects are a big challenge for Procurement. The organization of the London 2012 Olympics was definitely one of them.
During the webinar, we will talk with Gerry Walsh, FCIPS, ex-CPO of London 2012 Olympics, American Express and other large organizations, about the procurement side of the Olympics that were held in London in 2012 and try to answer the question “How to run procurement on complex CAPEX projects?”.
Some topics that will be covered during the webinar:
- Why does every Olympics exceed its procurement budget?
- Is the "Procurement triangle" (fast vs good vs cheap) right or can you bend the laws of physics?
- How is CAPEX procurement different from OPEX (direct vs indirect)?
- How is team building process different in such project companies vs standard organizations?
- What can procurement managers learn from experiences of you and your team?
- How important was collaborative approach and early procurement involvement on this project?
Please notice that this webinar will be entirely in English
Gerry Walsh - FCIPS, ex-CPO of London Olympics, American Express and other large organizations
Non-Executive Director and Interim Manager. Constructively challenging executive boards to ensure creative collaboration is supported by robust governance and ethical integrity. A broadly experienced international business leader. As a former CIPS President, CEO and Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year, brings a deep knowledge of cost reduction and revenue growth opportunities in organisations' procurement functions. Complements this with a broader business understanding which enables commercial decision making through robust corporate governance.
Mariusz Turek - Partner, Profitia
Experienced consultant and project manager of procurement. He has ten years of experience in strategic consulting, especially in the area of procurement optimization and business process improvements.
His consulting experience gained in working for leading management consulting firms - Kolaja & Partners, Deutsche Post Inhouse Consulting and A.T. Kearney. He worked successfully on consulting projects in Poland, Germany and Lithuania. He graduated Warsaw School of Economics and prestigious study program CEMS Masters in International Management.
Area of specialization includes the optimization of the cost of procurement, construction organizations and procurement processes, restructuring and integration after the merger. The projects in which he was involved, brought together more than 200 million PLN confirmed, sustainable purchasing savings.