Speaker: Gaby Symonds
She has been working for more than 25 years in different procurement functions in Retail, Catering and Industry and tries daily to find the very best suppliers. With enthusiasm she is leading the procurement function of Nestlé in Germany, where she together with 75 engaged members of the function manages the supply of the 12 German factories with sustainable Raw and Pack materials in good quality on time. At the same time she is fulfilling the wishes of the different departments with regard to Capex, Logistics, Marketing, Technical Services, Co-Manufacturing and other indirect materials. She passes her knowledge on with passion in internal trainings of the 7 step sourcing process. Her current challenges are the evolution of procurement in the framework of a global procurement organisation, optimizing the cooperation with internal and external Shared Service Centers, as well as daily practice of change management. She has a penchant for the digital transformation, which will transform the daily business of the procurement function in the next couple of years.