TUESDAY, MAY 14 2024

8:25 am Check-In & Networking

8:55 am Workshop Day Opening Remarks

9:00 am – 11:00 am | WORKSHOP A

Elevating Procurement Excellence 101: Unveiling the Strategic Value Proposition in Pharma Sourcing

  • Ayo Balogun Senior Director, Head of Procurement & Research Supply Chain, Eikon Therapeutics


Join us on a journey to explore the multifaceted value proposition that procurement brings to the forefront in the pharmaceutical industry.

Equip yourself with the tools and insights needed to communicate and leverage the true value of procurement, especially if you’re navigating the nuances of R&D procurement for the first time. Elevate your strategic impact and contribute to the overarching success of your organization.

11:00 am Break & Networking

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | WORKSHOP B

Striking Gold in Balancing Performance Metrics with Value Generation when Managing Supplier Relationships

  • Edward Valverde Executive Director - Research Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Bristol Myers Squibb


Explore the intricacies of maintaining the essence of SRM – those value-generating ideas and implementations that define successful partnerships. Unpack the challenge of launching initiatives while ensuring an active feedback system to keep them on the path of intended strategic goals.

This workshop will empower you with the skills to align operations with strategic goals and steer clear of getting bogged down in day-to-day metrics, leave with tangible takeaways to implement in your organization.

2:00 pm Break & Networking

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | WORKSHOP C

Overcoming Complexities in Contract Life Science Management for a Streamlined & Quicker Process

  • Scott Sawicki Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Management, ADC Therapeutics
  • Dennis Salotti Executive Director & Head, Clinical Outsourcing & Innovation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals


Uncover strategies for handling complex contracts with dozens or hundreds of lines, emphasizing scrutiny. Learn valuable insights into negotiating changes, with a focus on stakeholder alignment and expedited approval processes, especially when dealing with CROs.

Navigate challenges in contracting timelines across organizations, and engage in discussions on how to address increased cycle times with external service providers. Discover practical solutions to overcome hurdles in the close-down studies, including site-related issues, payment reconciliation, and internal processes within CROs, ultimately enhancing your contract management practices for improved efficiency.

5:05 pm Closing Remarks & End of Workshop Day