by: Melody Greig, Director of Purchasing at Richardson ISD
Jake Alverson, Director of Procurement at Green Bay Area Public School District
Amanda Balla, Marketing Programs Manager at Bonfire
hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)
K-12 procurement teams and their internal stakeholders are both invested in getting the right materials and services to classrooms — but sometimes it seems that that’s all they can agree on! Ensuring alignment between procurement teams and the purchasing needs in the classroom is a common challenge.
With limited resources to serve the procurement needs of stakeholders across the district while navigating a maze of regulations, procurement teams have a lot to manage. Making this more difficult, most teams are doing it all over paper, email, and spreadsheets, which presents further challenges to effective collaboration.
In this webinar, we’re focused on how procurement teams and their stakeholders can work better together. Drawing on the real-life experiences of K-12 procurement leaders, we’ll investigate how the right tools and processes can help teams overcome common obstacles to achieve productive collaboration, in order to ensure purchases are aligned with student need.
After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1. Implement strategies that will enable increased collaboration with stakeholders.
2. Successfully achieve student-first buying decisions.
3. Understand how to position your procurement team/department as a go-to resource for stakeholders.
Melody Greig is the Director of Purchasing for Richardson Independent School, located in Richardson, Texas. The school district is comprised of 55 schools, serving 39,000 students and several additional administrative buildings. Melody has been with the district for 22 years and has spent 22 years in the purchasing department. She has been the Director of Purchasing for 5 years.
Jake Alverson is the Director of Procurement for the Green Bay Area Public School District. Located in Northeast Wisconsin, the District is comprised of 43 schools and more than 21,000 students, it’s the fourth largest public school district in the state. Jake is responsible for more than $100M in annual procurements. Prior to joining the District, Jake had 22 years of Federal Procurement experience including 20 as a member of the United States Air Force. Jake holds a Master’s Degree in Contract Management.
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.
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