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137. Driving collaboration in Procurement

137. Driving collaboration in Procurement

Update: 2021-05-21
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Guest Name: Saum Sharma, Procurement director at Airgas.  Language: English, Publication date: May, 22. 2021


Saum sharma is currently Procurement director at Airgas: an Air Liquide company, based in the U.S. He has has 16 years of multi-industry experience in Procurement Strategy, Working Capital Optimization, Supply Chain and Management Consulting.   


Has led cross-functional transformation projects in Americas, Europe and Asia. He believes that Collaboration is the seed for any successful Procurement Strategy, with AI and Automation being the next frontier that will help Procurement and Supply Chain elevate their the value proposition.


Prior to his current role, Saum held several managerial positions with the Coca Cola Company, CGN & Associates and IET Inc. He has completed his Master of science in Engineering management from Western Michigan University.


Some of the highlights of questions from the podcast including:



  • What is collaboration; why is it an important ingredient for successful procurement ?

  • How does collaboration work in procurement ?

  • Could you please share some success stories when you developed a collaboration in procurement ?


Connect with him on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saumsharma/



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137. Driving collaboration in Procurement

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