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19 Mar 2021
Supplier Management Meetup

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19th March 2021 Meetup Agenda as follows:

1. Action Review and Update. Review high levels activities currently (agreed with group as focus points during 19th February 2021 Meetup).

2. Special Guest Feature: Evolving IT Supplier Management. Paul Harffey Head of Digital/IT Sourcing and Supplier Management at Syngenta will be sharing his career experiences knowledge, insights, and practical tips on how to Syngenta SRM Team has adapted skills, knowledge and focus in response to changes in organisation, strategy and technology.

3. Knowledge Sharing Session. Open the floor for you all to share any alterations made to your stakeholder management approaches, tools and techniques for the virtual working environment, so that we may all learn what methods have proven to be successful.


About the Supplier Management Special Interest Group

Technology leaders and professionals are expected to deliver optimal business outcomes while meeting the multiple needs of their stakeholders which can prove even more challenging within a remote environment, which can lead to additional risks of issues to deliver outcomes for the needs of the customer and stakeholders if relationships are not managed effectively.

This supplier management special interest group monthly meetup has been designed for member organisations to hear how peers have altered their stakeholder management approaches, tools and techniques for the virtual environment, and learn what methods have proven a real success. 

The session aims to:

1.      Examine SRM members stakeholder challenges and successes through knowledge sharing on approaches, tools, and techniques used.

2.      Share best practices to engage and manage stakeholders in virtual environments, such as persuasion techniques to build stakeholder support.

3.      Establish best ways to deal with difficulties such as stakeholder rivalry and politics associated with managing multi-suppliers.

Related Resources:

SRM Best Practice Guide



Paul Harffey

Head of IT Sourcing and Supplier Management, Syngenta


Paul has been been working at Syngenta for the last 18 years; first in a variety of IT roles working within R&D including Program Management, leading Platform Management. More recently Paul has been working in, and leading a team, in Supplier Management.

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