We all want to leave the world a better place than we found it. This podcast is about procurement and supply chain leaders who are successful in that pursuit.
Episode 10 – Susanna Zhu: Spreading Goodness
Susanna Zhu, Vice President of US Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations at Hershey, shares lifelong purpose statement and personal interests in this episode. Furthermore, as a woman leader in the supply chain, Susanna has demonstrated her passion for leading and mentoring young professionals in the fields and the commitments to sustainable projects like Cocoa for Good for the chocolate industry.
Episode 9 – Martha Buffington: Following her own North Star
“…we're not just about sourcing, we're not just about savings, it's really about having bigger picture strategic impact on the business…” Martha Buffington, Chief Procurement Officer of Royal DSM, a €9 billion global company producing health, nutrition, and sustainable living products to enhance the lives of people and the sustainability of the planet, shares her career purpose and personal goal along her journey from the U.S. to Netherland. As a mentor and supporter of women in business, Martha talks through her overseas experience, the passion for digitalization, and making the world better for people.
Episode 8 – Bertrand Conquéret: Sustainability, Sharing, and Responsible Leadership
"My purpose is very strongly embedded in sustainability leadership… a key message for today, to enhance, to grow, to learn along the purpose that we've shared today." As a global leader in sustainability, Bertrand has long held a vision that procurement and supply chain fundamentally contribute to the longevity of the planet. As president of Together for Sustainability (TfS) and co-founder and ambassador of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge, he talks through this vision and how he approaches all decisions with a passion for procurement and responsible leadership.
Episode 7: Mohamad Saker: Sustainable Innovation in the Desert
Mohamad Saker, Chief Corporate Services Officer at Al Dahra Holding, an agribusiness company in United Arab Emirates, shares his personal philosophy on innovation, lifelong learning and the importance of culture to inspire commitment and innovation across his team. He will discuss his passion for procurement and food security and how continuous discovery at work has led to impactful savings for Al Dahra.
Episode 6 – Julie McAlindon: Transformation Master – Plastics Recycling at Eastman Chemical
Julie McAlindon is the chief procurement officer and vice president of transformation at Eastman Chemical Company. Listen to learn how transformation has been a constant in her journey, in both her career aspirations and her work at Eastman Chemical. You’ll hear about Eastman’s important role in the circular economy through their industry-leading molecular recycling process. Molecular recycling allows Eastman to expand beyond post-consumer waste to incorporate post-industrial waste and maximize their recycling potential to make a larger impact on the planet.
Episode 5 – Rodrigo Ferreira: The Game Changer – ESG Purpose and Anti-Fragile Capabilities
Rodrigo Ferreira is CPO and executive manager of supply chain for Petrobras and a member of the energy sector Think Tank at SAP. Join us for a discussion about how his supply chain career path started at GE, progressed to Siemens Gamesa, and then to Petrobras during the pandemic in 2020. In addition, you’ll not only hear about new technologies, anti-fragile suppliers, and carbon reduction in the oil and gas industry, but also about Ferreira’s close call with becoming a billionaire.