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[Pod] Building World Class Procurement From Scratch w/ Jaime Robles

By January 11, 2021July 30th, 2021No Comments

“At the end of the day, procurement is not about savings. It is about creating value that can be reflected in the P&L.”

Casey’s General Stores is the 5th largest convenience store chain in the United States and owns one of the largest pizza brands in the nation. With 2,200 locations in 16 midwestern states, they have $10 Billion in revenue and a double-digit growth rate. What wasn’t going well for Casey’s? They had no procurement team.

When a new CEO came in, one of the first things he did was to bring in Jaime Robles as his Vice President of Procurement and Sourcing. With a career of successes in procurement team building and transformation, he was uniquely qualified to build Casey’s brand new procurement organization from scratch.

In this podcast, Jaime tells Host Philip Ideson:

  • What he sees as the top two factors in procurement’s evolution over the last decade
  • How he achieves a balance between procurement talent and technology 
  • What he believes procurement should be doing other than strategic sourcing

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