Co-founder Martin Brass speaking at PM Society event for agencies and procurement in pharma

Blue Latitude Health | 13th April 2017

Co-founder and Managing Director Martin Brass will join a panel of industry speakers at the PM Society event ‘Maximising the agency and procurement relationship in pharma’ on 25th April at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

Procurement, both generally and in pharma, is often misunderstood by agencies. The PM Society is putting on an event for agencies and pharma clients, to discuss the procurement function in pharma and how both parties should improve the way they approach the relationship.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  1. Global versus local supplier selection: procurement strategies and impact on supplier diversity
  2. Procurement’s transformation towards 2020 and beyond: moving from a tactical transactional function, to trusted business partners and advisers
  3. The procurement function’s KPIs and the value they bring to the business
  4. Procurement supplier selection process and strategy
  5. Agency stories: good practice and where the procurement relationship has not gone so well

In addition to these topics, there will also be two panel sessions with either a procurement or agency focus.

Speakers and Panellists include:

  • Justin Lambert, Head of Procurement, Roche Products Limited
  • Malik Akhtar, Procurement, Bayer
  • Carwyn Jones, Director, PM Society
  • Chris Edmonds, MD, emotive
  • Martin Brass, MD, Blue Latitude Health

As a business, Blue Latitude Health understands that procurement is a very important stakeholder in the relationship between a professional services company (be it agency or consultancy) and the pharma company. In 2016, Martin spoke at ProcureCon Health with David McKimm of Johnson & Johnson on how companies could optimise their spend and create more value for customers. He has also been featured in PharmaTimes, with an article about reverse auctions as a method for procuring services.

To read more about how BLH approaches relationships with our clients and procurement teams, download the special procurement issue of Perspective magazine, developed to address exactly those challenges.

 

We hope to see you at the PM Society event on the 25th April. Book your place at the PM Society event on their website here.

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