Inside Procurement: In conversation with Brian Slobodow

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In this episode, we talk to Brian Slobodow who shares his unique perspective on various business issues, particularly those concerning the procurement and supply chain worlds.  

Brian's professional background is one that combines management consulting, corporate and private equity worlds. His credentials encompass stints at AT Kearney and J&J, as well as senior-level positions across a host of Golden Gate Capital's portfolio companies. He is currently the Operating Executive for Golden Gate Capital.

In this podcast, Omer Abdullah talks to Brian about how Private Equity (PE) firms can unlock the value of procurement to meet its end goals. PE's unique environment calls for a particular set of capabilities that procurement practitioners should possess, in addition to the traditional procurement-centric skills. So the podcast explores the mindset procurement professionals in a PE-run company need to have, and further discusses some practical skills they should bring to the table.

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Omer Abdullah

Omer Abdullah

Omer Abdullah is Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Smart Cube, a global provider of procurement intelligence and analytics, including category excellence, commodity volatility management, supply chain analytics and supplier engagement strategies across sectors including Life Sciences, CPG and Industrials. Omer leads the company's business across The Americas.

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