Free AOP Live Webinar in partnership with WNS Denali
Taking a BOLD and Focused Approach to Transforming Indirect P2P at Clorox
Tuesday September 7th @ 11am US Eastern Time
‘Fortune favors the bold,’ as the old Latin proverb says, a sentiment that the leadership team at The Clorox Company has taken to heart. Being bold is a core value in their organization, and their procurement team has embraced their IGNITE strategy, especially as it pertains to reimagining work to improve its indirect procurement operating model. Everyone in the organization is being encouraged to be part of the effort by ‘leading with their head, heart and guts.’
In this AOP Live session, we will be joined by Kathy Thrasher, a Senior Procurement Manager at The Clorox Company. She was tagged to step away from her normal day-to-day sourcing responsibilities to help improve the operating model for indirect procurement based upon her experience deploying global eProcurement solutions. She and the team were successful because while they were focused on implementing the technology, they also updated their processes and operational workflows - creating a full holistic ecosystem transformation.
Kathy Thrasher and Mike Caldron, Senior Group Manager at WNS Denali, will answer your live questions about:
- How companies of all sizes can prepare for the digital shift in your procurement operating model
- Why it is critical to invest in the right operating model for procurement, including formal procurement talent, processes, and technologies
- The change management strategies and tactics that enable successful P2P deployments, whether a team is in the office or working remotely
- What support infrastructure is critical for maintaining long-term project success
About the Guests
Kathy is a Senior Procurement Manager at The Clorox Company overseeing the company’s key Indirect Spend categories, including Corporate Professional Services, Facilities and Workplace Services, HR, and Travel. Prior to Clorox, Kathy held executive IT and Indirect Procurement positions across Retail, Mortgage, and Financial Services industries; including Ross Stores, Inc., Providian Financial, GreenPoint Mortgage and Barclays Global Investors. Kathy’s passion is in creating procurement efficiencies and driving change. She earned her lifetime C.P.M. designation in 2000 and Certificate in Purchasing & Supplier Management at UC Berkeley in 1998. Kathy is an avid scuba diver and martial artist, and currently resides in Alameda, CA
Mike is a Senior Group Manager at WNS Denali, leading a team of 16 people who provide a managed indirect procurement program of Source to Contract and Procurement Operations services to The Clorox Company. Mike has been with WNS Denali for 4 years, serving on the Clorox account during that time. Prior to WNS Denali, Mike held procurement roles in several different companies ranging in size and industry, including Microsoft, Savers and the international non-profit organization World Vision. Mike is a huge soccer* fan and can be found in his home outside Seattle, WA cheering for Aston Villa (of the EPL) and the Seattle Sounders on the weekends.
*Mike Caldron and WNS Denali have been granted special permission to include the word 'soccer' in this bio instead of the preferable term 'football' - but just this once.
About WNS Denali:
Outcome-driven companies partner with WNS Denali to operationalize their procurement function and improve financial performance and efficiency.
We work alongside our clients to co-create, implement, and execute next-generation customized operating models to increase the strategic impact of procurement for their businesses.
Our procurement practitioners provide a range of advisory and managed services, along with enabling technology to help our clients build an integrated procurement ecosystem that empowers them to create more value and outperform in the market.
About The Clorox Company:
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 9,000 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2021 sales of $7.3 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid-Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags and wraps; Kingsford® grilling products; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; Burt's Bees® natural personal care products; and RenewLife®, Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality CALM™, and NeoCell® vitamins, minerals and supplements. The company also markets industry-leading products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under the CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare® brand names. More than 80% of the company’s sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.