Interactive. Peer-Led. And Fun!
ProcureCon Pharma is the only interactive, peer-led event for senior procurement executives from the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.
Whether you have challenges in direct, R&D or everything else in between, ProcureCon helps you transform your program through innovative workshops, intimate networking sessions and engaging content.
All designed to take you beyond cost savings
2018 Speakers Include:
Head Of Procurement - North America
Addressing Efficiency Gaps
Procurement Lead Business Partner
Fernando Gonzalez-Moro Soriano
Head of Americas and Commercial Purchasing
Director, Head of US Procurement
Aligning Internal & External Business Partnering
Head of Procurement
Radius Health, Inc.
Category Management – Clinical Development
Kevin D Mitchell
Head of Clinical & Medical Procurement
Building Trust between Operations and Procurement
Head of Procurement and Facilities
Leaders of Small Procurement Teams
Director Strategic Sourcing
VP Global Procurement, Commercial and International
Pharma Procurement 2025
Carol J. Philipps
Sr. Director Global Procurement
The Art of Negotiation
Sr. Director Strategic Sourcing
Creating Best-In-Class ROI
Director Central Labs and Clinical Specialty Services
Driving Speed and Innovation
The Only Procurement Event You Need
- 1 Transform your teams, processes and tools to become more digital, increase more automation and to drive business efficiency
- 3 Create better business partnering with key internal stakeholders to align business unit requirements with the latest supplier offerings
- 2 Identify and onboard suppliers who can help your business to complete innovation
- 4 Achieve End-to-End visibility and transform the future of your role
Who Attends ProcureCon Pharma?
You’ll meet some of the brightest minds in the industry – all focused on one thing – to improve the procurement function at their companies:
The ProcureCon Difference
'The event was very well organized and provided the opportunity to meet and share with peers in the pharma procurement space.'
- Tom Cichon, Senior Director, Head of Global Procurement, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
'ProcureCon Pharma was outstanding. We enjoyed the presentations, networking, and value-added content.'
- Bill Dempsey, Head of Global Procurement, Shire
'A great way to meet procurement expects from both small and large pharma. There are tons of opportunities to network, the content is interesting and the connections are valuable.'
- Daniel Kagan, Chief Operating Officer, Scientist.com
Solve Your Biggest Procurement Challenges
Our peer-led program is built from months of research and interviews with some of the leading minds in the pharmaceutical industry. Here’s how we can impact your sourcing success:
- What Will Procurement In The Global Pharma Sector Look Like In 2025?
- Transforming Procurement to a Best-in-Class ROI: The Gilead Sciences Experience
- Kicking Category Strategy To The Stratosphere – Or The Curb?
- How To Design And Deliver New Business Solutions To Drive Clinical Innovation
- How To Build And Execute An Optimal R&D Category Management Strategy
Drawing on extensive experience leading global procurement organizations in diverse industries, Sanjeev Majoo, BMS’ head of international procurement, will share lessons learned transforming old to new, traditional to modern and manual to automated to offer a compelling vision of the future of Pharma procurement.
- How has procurement evolved and what can this tell us about the future sourcing of clinical innovation?
- How has Pharma moved on from the disruption caused by Generics companies and high intensity M&A over the past 5 years?
- How will Brexit and Trump’s administrative changes affect you directly?
- 5 key responsibilities for procurement to sustain the reputation of your business
- What kind of skills should you start to develop today that will be required in the future?
- Greater automation of procurement processes: opportunity or threat?
- How to fully integrate procurement in the business against a backdrop of constant internal change
Sanjeev Majoo, Vice President Global Procurement, Commercial and International, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Procurement is the bridge between the outside world and the enterprise. Before crossing that bridge, procurement must first establish strong connectivity with key internal stakeholders.
Key points to consider:
- What are some ways to rise above low stakeholder expectations? Ways to break the stereotype of “all you care about is price.”
- Aligning the procurement team with stakeholders on shared accountabilities, deliverables, and goals
- Overcoming ‘traditional’ buyer-supplier attitudes and perceptions of limited information sharing, trust, capabilities and understanding of partner needs
- Giving your critical suppliers a seat at the table and collaborating effectively for mutual value creation.
Andy Murray Sr. Director Strategic Sourcing Gilead Sciences
In many organizations, there is a misalignment between procurement and other business functions. A misunderstanding of category management can lead to terrible outcomes and the questioning of procurement’s value. But for organizations that have created a solid category management strategy; there is no denying that the profile of procurement has been raised, as has its engagement at a more senior level. In this informative panel, learn how you can build the right strategy for your organization.
- What does category management really mean in today’s enterprise?
- Can you get rid of category management? How would you replace it? What risks would that create – and would the stakeholders really buy in?
- If you keep it: are there new ways to strengthen it, achieve significant cost savings, gain process efficiencies, and enhance productivity?
Nisreen Bagasra Director Strategic Sourcing Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
James Nguyen Global Head of Indirect Procurement Zoetis Inc.
Steve Mifflin Senior Category Manager Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Brett K. Healy Head Global Indirect Procurement Lonza
Solve real-world challenges as part of this interactive session led by an expert on procurement transformation as you seek to use internal relationships to drive new clinical innovation from the outside in. Combining presentation, group work and live feedback this is 40 minutes you won’t want to miss.
- How to measure the capacity of your existing relationships with R&D stakeholders to yield even more innovation
- Five new ways to engage your R&D business partners in helping you drive even more clinical innovation
- How to match internal demand for innovation to the latest clinical breakthroughs in your existing supplier base
- Which types of suppliers should you look to for future innovation?
This new age of technology and patient centricity is requiring a larger investment in R&D. How can procurement work with stakeholders and scientists to support the massive R&D spend?
- Optimizing internal management and stakeholders to support R&D procurement
- Evaluating the value proposition procurement provides through speed to market, risk mitigation and molding more effective partnering with the scientists
- anaging the paradox between compliance, financial targets and R&D’s goals
- Planning a comparator sourcing strategy before the clinical trial begins to better identify risks
- Structuring efficiency in mapping product creation and supply during early preclinical stages to scale up commercially
- Driving transformative change in pre-clinical support to deliver an efficient R&D program
Brian Whitlock, Vice President, Head of Global Procurement R&D, Bristol-Myers Squibb