Invest in your procurement function for better outcomes organization-wide

On-demand | 1:02:00

Public procurement is shedding the reputation of ‘paper-pushers’ and gaining recognition as a vital contributor to the organization’s strategic goals. Procurement professionals are instrumental in delivering the crucial goods and services to their organization in a timely and transparent manner.

However, many procurement teams struggle when it comes to advocating for tools and resources to improve their own process — whether training resources, technology, or other key investments.

In this webinar, we equip procurement professionals with a toolkit to articulate their value to upper management and make a successful case for the investment in procurement technology and training. 

Presented in partnership with American City and County.  


Paul Brennan

Director of Procurement for Rockland County, New York, and founder of ProcurePath 

Paul J. Brennan, FNIGP, CPPO has more than 23 years of experience in public sector procurement. He has been actively involved in promoting public procurement and educating public procurement practitioners throughout his career. 

Paul served The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) Board of Directors for 12 years and was elected president of the institute from 2009-2010. In 2016, Paul received the institute’s highest honor, the Albert H. Hall Award, and was named a Fellow of the Institute.  

Paul’s achievements also include his service on the Executive Board of the New York State Association of Municipal Procurement Officials, which began in 1996, and his service as president from 2004-2006. 

In this webinar, he provides listeners with an actionable plan to get the support they need to thrive as a strategic partner in the organization.

Omar Salaymeh

Executive Director of Client Success, Bonfire

Omar has supported hundreds of procurement teams across North America in digitizing their procurement process and ensuing strong return-on-investment from their procurement technology. At Bonfire, he leads a world-class Client Experience department comprised of client success managers, implementation specialists, support agents, and trainers. 

Omar is passionate about enabling procurement professionals to be more effective and successful in their roles, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups.

Amanda Balla

 Marketing Manager, Bonfire

Amanda is a strategic communications professional, working in the procurement space. In her current role, Amanda manages marketing programs, working with the Bonfire team to create thought provoking, engaging and helpful content for procurement leaders.

Top Takeaways 

You will learn how to:

  •  Identify the technology gaps in your procurement function; 
  •  Build a successful business case for technology
  •  Create a training plan that gets funded; and
  •  Articulate the return on investment of process efficiencies realized through technology or training investments.