How To Bring Agility Into Your Procurement Processes

How To Bring Agility Into Your Procurement Processes
06 April 2022

In our exciting and rapidly developing digital world, how can procurement teams meet the challenges of increasing complexity and the demand for faster time-to-market?

Lean-agile procurement is an accelerated and highly collaborative approach that brings speed and agility into the way you source new partners. By applying lean and agile principles to complex procurement, you can reduce waste and risk, strengthen commercial partnerships, and increase flexibility.

This approach can help you use continuous customer feedback to bring them new products and services much faster while adapting easily to their changing needs. Want to know more about how you can streamline your process, from sourcing vendors, aligning with customers and stakeholders, to getting that contract signed?

In this webinar, accredited lean-agile procurement specialist Nicola Stephens, and globally experienced procurement director Ryan Thomas explore how lean-agile procurement can be applied to your complex sourcing situations.

During this hour-long session, Nicola and Ryan will share real-world case studies and examples of lean-agile procurement in action. Topics include:

  • The challenges facing procurement and sourcing
  • What lean-agile procurement is and where is it best suited
  • The benefits and challenges of adopting lean-agile procurement
  • Q&A to discuss how lean-agile procurement could be applied to the context of your business.


Meet the speakers:

Nicola Stephens, Trainer and consultant at SoftEd

Nicola specialises in agile development. She is an accredited Lean-Agile Procurement Facilitator who is passionate about forming relationships and loves that the principles and values of agile encourage better collaboration and interaction. Her experience has equipped her with a versatile approach that helps guide teams to grow together to deliver business value through agile coaching.

Find out more about Nicola here.


Ryan Thomas, Global Category Lead, FMC Corporation 

Ryan is a highly experienced procurement director who has worked for more than 20 years in both strategic and operational areas of Fortune 500 pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare and agri-chemical companies. He has a wide range of skills in leading, developing and implementing procurement workstreams and strategies that meet business objectives and consider end-to-end supply chain impacts.



Scrum Alliance┬«: This webinar can contribute to renewing your Scrum Alliance CSM or CSPO certifications.

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This is a recorded session of a live webinar event. Watch the webinar above.