Our cover star this month is Lars Feldskou, Group CPO of Danish Crown. Earlier this year CPOstrategy flew out to Denmark to sit down with Lars and his procurement team to explore the company’s massive procurement transformation that saw a huge shift away from siloed working, creating a completely fast, agile and centralised procurement function.
“The old strategy was very much decentralised, while the new strategy is very much based around centralisation and a group perspective on many key areas,” he explains from Danish Crown’s offices in Randers. “I must say, I love the challenges of working with transformations, development projects and change management.”
Elsewhere, we travelled down to London to speak with one of the UK’s largest utility companies, ENGIE UK & Ireland to speak with Jonathan Sims, Chief Procurement Officer. Jonathan sat down to tell us all about how the strength of his procurement team is the key to successfully delivering a transformation.
“I think it’s probably one of the strongest procurement teams I’ve ever worked with. We’ve got people being seconded into international business units and I think that’s really starting to create a positive message. Plus, we over-delivered on our group savings target last year, which again shows that we’re backing that up with business results,” he explains.
Also in this month’s issue we have exclusive content from Mike Cadieux as he continues his quest to “make procurement cool” and Soren Petsch is back with another deep dive into the complexity around procurement risk.