Women of Whistler: Madeleine Baker –The Ins and Outs of Procurement

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Name: Women of Whistler: Madeleine Baker –The Ins and Outs of Procurement
Date: June 25, 2019
Time: 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Registration: Registration for this event is closed to be added to the waitlist email Olivier@whistlerchamber.com
Event Description:
Vital know-how to benefit your bottom line - whether you’re a buyer or a supplier
Do you deal with suppliers in your business? Or, are you that supplier, and you’re looking to understand from a strategic buyer how to get your product/service noticed? Whichever side you fall on, you’re likely aware of the priorities that drive buying decisions. Cost, quality, service, sustainability - these are just a few of the factors jockeying for attention.
If you’re a business looking to streamline your buying process, or are a supplier looking to increase the appeal of your product or service, this event is sure to shed light on the ins and outs of procurement. As a Director of Procurement at TELUS, with significant previous experience working in Procurement in Europe and the US for a multinational organization, Madeleine Baker is on the front line of making decisions daily that affect the company’s bottom line, help it improve its performance, and reinforce its brand.

Key takeaways: 
-          Understand the thought process behind how businesses make spend and supplier 
-          Discuss different value mechanisms and how you can benchmark and target your price
point effectively
-          Consider different savings opportunities that could apply to your business
Event Schedule:
5:45pm – Doors open & registration
6:15pm - presentation from Madeleine Baker & Q&A
7:30pm - networking and appies
8:00pm – close

Tickets will not be available at the door, please register to guarantee your seat.

Men are always welcome to attend any Women of Whistler event!

Guest Speaker: Madeleine Baker
Director, Technology Strategy, Procurement & Supply Chain at TELUS
Maddy has had a broad and exciting career within the Procurement & Supply Chain field.  Within TELUS, Maddy leads the IT & Technology Services Procurement team, including responsibility for resale spend for TELUS Business Products and Services.  Prior to this role, she led the Procurement Strategy and Innovation (PSI) Team, and was responsible for leading the future state strategy, processes and policy within the function, in addition to operational management of compliance, risk, offshore support, Supplier Diversity, technology, and data intelligence. 
She is a strong advocate for expanding the profile and impact of Supplier Diversity within Canada, and sits on the WBE Canada Board of Directors, CGLCC Procurement Council and GroYourBiz Vancouver Board. 
Prior to joining TELUS in 2016, she held progressive roles within GlaxoSmithKline in Europe and North America, ultimately holding the position of Head of Procurement, United States, including responsibility for delivering the organisation’s Supplier Diversity commitment. 

Supporting Guest Speaker : Ashifa Jumani
Director Strategic Sourcing at Telus

Ashifa Jumani has her BSc. from UBC, SCMA and a diverse and exciting career in Procurement for over 20 years. She has worked in various industries from technology, to pharmaceuticals to banking. Ashifa started as a junior buyer and took on roles of increasing responsibilities to reach her current role as Director, Chief Procurement Office at TELUS. She is responsible for over $1B in spend in various categories including Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Equipment, Real Estate, Supply Operations, Mobile Technologies, Travel and Finance.
Ashifa leads a team of ten high performing professionals across Canada and thrives in her leadership role, achieving a 100% team engagement score every year since she became a Director with recognition from TELUS’ CEO for her outstanding contribution to fostering and elevating TELUS’ culture.  
Ashifa is a strong advocate for diversity, committing herself to such organizations as CAMSE, WBE and GroYourBiz where she sits on the South Surrey board supporting women-owned business’.  Ashifa is a strong role model and believes in coaching and mentoring others in order for them to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential. 
When she is not busy conquering the world, Ashifa enjoys spending time with her daughter in the outdoors, cooking and watching TED Talks.

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Cancellation Policy: Payment is non refundable for cancellations made within 3 business days of the event, or non attendance on the day.
If you have registered and paid for an event or training, you will be automatically added to the attendance list. 
Event Sponsors:
Behind Home Hardware, 1005 Alpha Lake Rd Unit 18, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1
Early bird:
Chamber member $40
Future member $55

available until Wed, June 19

Regular rate:
Chamber member $45
Future member $60

Registration is open until June 25 12pm.
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