Heads of Procurement

SHARE EXPERIENCES, KNOWLEDGE AND IDEAS IN A PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS NETWORK FOR GLOBAL HEADS OF PROCUREMENT IN TOP COMPANIES. 

Members of our Heads of Procurement Peer Group

This peer group gathers Senior Procurement Leaders (CPO, Head of/ VP Procurement, Senior Directors) working for medium & large Belgian and multinational companies located in Belgium. They all have an international scope.

Our Heads of Procurement members wish to compare, share, make each other better, while strengthening their forward-thinking, innovation and leadership skills. They aim at delivering excellence in procurement, business growth, and value beyond savings.

Members are matched on the basis of individual dialogues to ensure comparable organizations, common challenges/priorities & expectations.


Some topics of interest
Our meetings focus on the challenges our members find the most important. The discussions are held on the strategic and tactical level. Members chose/vote the topics to be dealt with in priority. Hot topics could be:

Organization of Procurement ● Competency Development & Learning Paths ● Digitization ● Procurement Vision & Influence ● Best Sourcing Countries ● M&A Integration ● Procurement Measurement & Metrics ● Transformation & Change Management ● Leadership ● Culture & Engagement ● Industry 4.0 ● Environmental Issues ● Supply Chain Agility ● Customer Collaboration ● Cost Reductions ● Strategic Partnerships ●  Emerging Trends…..

Upcoming meetings 2019

6/9 from 8.30-13.30               Joint CPO-CFO meeting:

Align expectations, challenges, priorities. Some of the questions that will be addressed are about procurement role, added-value and strategic competences, value tracking, productivity reporting, 0-based budgeting, successful centralizing and/or standardizing, vendor selection.

4/10 from 13-17.00                Mini-Masterclass for all EGN B members: ‘Millennials and the Leadership of the Future’

18/10 from 9.30-16.30           Annual cross-group event with VIP keynote speakers: ‘Building the Winning Culture in
                                              Times of Continuous Change’

15/11 from 8.30-13.30           CPO peer group meeting


EGN concept in a nutshell

  • EGN is the second largest professional network in the world, with 14.000 members in 15 countries.
  • 20-25 peers: same exec function & level, similar organizations, diverse industries meet to:
    • Compare organizations/strategies/tools/processes/KPIs
    • Share experience/best practices/lessons learned
    • Reflect on dos & don’ts/pitfalls & opportunities, trends
    • Gain new ideas/advice/perspectives to solve the most pressing business challenges
    • Save time and resources a become/stay future-ready
  • The mix of industries creates diversity of perspectives and a richness of innovative ideas for you and your company
  • No consultants, no competitors, no sponsors are accepted in the groups, but we sometimes invite experts.

EGN annual membership includes

  • Five facilitated face-to-face half day meetings a year
  • Online sharing and query function 24/7/365 with 14.000 members
  • One annual cross-group event for all EGN Belgium-based members, with VIP Keynote Speaker
  • 2-3 optional mini-masterclasses
  • Cross-group meetings on demand
  • Full payback guarantee
  • One-year free EGN membership if you lose your job

Interested to know more? Book an introduction call with Pia Hinz 

Top 10 reasons to join EGN

EGN is a professional network of peers that provides an exclusive opportunity to work in depth with your personal leadership skills, strengthen your professional toolbox and gain new insights for the benefit of yourself and your company.

As a member of EGN, you get access to:

A worldwide network of peers

A worldwide network of peers

We offer a trusted, worldwide network of peers with a shared ambition of making each other better - every day.

Tailored Peer Groups

Tailored Peer Groups

Your peer group is assembled by our experienced networking consultant, ensuring that it matches your management level and professional discipline.  

Members’ Universe

Members’ Universe

This is an online community of 14,000 experts and it features a global query function, in-app messaging, virtual EGN groups and a major e-book library with approx. 200 titles.

Expert meeting design

Expert meeting design

All peer groups are facilitated by our experienced and continuously-trained EGN Chairs.

Coaching

Coaching

Besides the ongoing coaching from your network peers, we offer one-on-one coaching sessions for top executives as part of our Accelerator Programme.*

* Not available in all markets.

In Between Jobs Scheme

In Between Jobs Scheme

If you lose your job, you can continue your membership for a year, while you use your network to find your next career path – and for a further 12 months for a modest fee. Additional In Between Job services are available in selected markets.

Grow with the Network

Grow with the Network

As you develop professionally, your needs may change. As a member of EGN you can at any time change to another peer group that better matches your career challenges and needs.

Exclusive Events & Seminars

Exclusive Events & Seminars

Events and seminars are conducted in all markets to engage, learn and grow within and across the established peer network.

EGN Insights

EGN Insights

As a member of EGN you get access to our thought leadership insights, which include e-books, learning tools, articles, member best practices and much more.

Business Benefits

Business Benefits

EGN acts as a support network for your entire business, giving you benefits that include upskilling of your key employees, insights into the latest market trends and tools, as well as access to a confidential 'board of advisors’ via each EGN group and a global pool of 14,000 experts.

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