What the webinar covers:

Relationships, both internal and external, are the building blocks of a successful procurement function. If they’re not approached with effective communication and respect, then procurement’s goals and potential value it brings to a company cannot be achieved.

Join Kathleen Jordan, Senior Director, Advisory and Brian Seipel, Senior Consultant, Advisory from Corcentric as they offer first-hand experiences with fostering strong internal and supplier relationships.

What you’ll learn:

  • Strategies that procurement can use to demonstrate value and drive true collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Best practices for proactive management of supplier relationships and performance
  • How procurement can bring both relationships together to drive desired outcomes


Kathleen Jordan, Senior Director, Advisory, Corcentric

Kathleen Jordan is a strategic sourcing expert, leading large scale client engagements focused on delivering results across various spend categories. She specializes in category management best practices and building supplier relationship programs that create a lasting impact. Kathleen actively manages a team of Consultants and Analysts and seeks to set a standard for serving as a true extension of a client’s Sourcing team. A Supply & Demand Chain Executive-recognized Pro to Know with 15+ years of experience as a strategic sourcing consultant, she is primarily focused on alleviating challenges that Procurement Professionals face when overseeing strategic relationships and managing significant budgets.

Brian Seipel, Senior Consultant, Advisory, Corcentric

Brian Seipel is a high-performing, consultative professional in the procurement and strategic sourcing space. He has extensive project management experience and a proven track record of blending strategy and analytics to solve business challenges. Brian guides organizations to fully leverage people and processes, delivering actionable strategies to elevate Procurement from a tactical function to a fully strategic, valued resources. With a strong Strategic Sourcing skillset grounded in supplier management strategies, he helps clients drive critical relationships across multiple spend categories.