Procurement 2024: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Tuesday, December 12th at 1pm ET

The last few years have been tumultuous for procurement leaders - and that's putting it lightly. Companies have had to navigate resource limitations, changing expectations, and increasingly complex economic challenges. All of this while teams are expanding their engagements with outside vendors and signing shorter term contracts. It feels like we all need a restful 2024 to recover.

While it doesn’t feel like there is a slowdown waiting in the next year, join KR Barron and Michael Cadieux for a conversation of what you can actually expect to see in 2024. KR brings 20 years of procurement experience to the conversation, and they will break it all down, from

  • How we can actually expect AI to impact our organizations this year
  • What the C-suite is going to be expecting from their procurement leaders
  • Top negotiation mistakes they have seen in 2023 and how to avoid them
  • Ways the procurement community can learn from and support each other

About Speakers

KR Barron
Procurement Evangelist

As Productiv's Prinicpal Product Marketing Manager, KR Barron works across the organization on go-to-market strategy, messaging and positioning, and enablement. With over 17 years in procurement and sales, KR has enjoyed tenures at start-ups like Vendr and Procore Technologies, as well as large enterprises like Capgemini. From building her own teams and departments, to IPO readiness and execution, to pre-sales support, to process and policy implementation and innovation, KR loves any opportunity to learn a new skill set.


Michael Cadieux
Procurement Foundry

Michael Cadieux is the Founder and serves as CEO of the Procurement Foundry. Michael is a recognized global Indirect procurement thought leader. With more than 25 years of procurement and business experience, he is a sought-after resource within the Indirect Spend community and has spoken at numerous industry conferences and events over the years. Prior to founding Procurement Foundry, he spent 17 years at Publicis Groupe, the second-largest advertising and communications firm in the industry. He was directly responsible for $2.4B of spending, from 65+ business units, and 27,000 employees within Publicis Groupe’s holdings in the Americas.