Key Note: The Electrolux journey of Indirect Purchasing to become a relevant Business Partner
Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year.The company focuses on innovations that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals.Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, air conditioners and small appliances such as vacuum cleaners sold under esteemed brands like Electrolux, AEG, Eureka and Frigidaire.
As with many global companies, Electrolux has grown mainly through acquisitions.This inevitably increases complexity (e.g. numerous ERP-systems, cultures and ways of working). Also like in many other manufacturing companies, the indirect spend within Electrolux was managed locally without a central governance. Today Silvio Vanzo (Procurement) and Paul Mol (Finance) will tell a story about how Electrolux successfully established a global indirect procurement function.They will elaborate on their challenges and how they successfully
implemented a cross functional collaboration model. Items they will touch on are:
- Acting global within a regional setting
- A global framework with regional execution - Balancing topdown vs bottom up
- Building trust and how finance is essential to this
- Being a relevant partner as driver for successful collaboration
Silvio Vanzo, VP Purchasing & Paul Mol, Global Finance Director and IT Director, Electrolux
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