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Kevin Giblin

Head of Strategic Sourcing at Fitch Group, Inc.

New York, United States

2017 Epic Award for Excellence in Procurement.
Transformative leader with success bringing value, implementing a strategic sourcing model in several organizations.
Diverse industry experience in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Media, and Publishing sectors. Broad category expertise across Technology, Business Services, Professional Services, Travel, HR, and Marketing.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: New Jersey
Speaking Topics: Supply Chain, Customer Engagement, Collaborative Sourcing

Kevin Giblin Points
Academic 15
Author 9
Influencer 33
Speaker 74
Entrepreneur 0
Total 131

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Procurement
Theatre: North America
Minimum Project Size: N/A
Average Hourly Rate: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed
Media Experience: 15 years
Last Media Interview: 10/11/2022

Areas of Expertise

Agile 30.31
Analytics
Business Strategy 30.69
Change Management 30.62
CSR 30.68
Customer Experience 30.54
Cybersecurity 30.04
Education 32.92
Emerging Technology 30.15
Entrepreneurship 30.22
ERP 30.08
Finance 31.75
Future of Work 30.05
Innovation 30.66
Leadership 30.15
Management 30.19
Procurement 35.11
Project Management 30.61
Risk Management 30.74
RPA 31.60
Supply Chain 32.26
Sustainability 32.12

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Professional Services

Publications

1 Academic Award
Lorman Education Distinguished Faculty Badge
Lorman Education Services
September 10, 2020

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Tags: Procurement, Education

3 Article/Blogs
Working Together
Supply Chain World
June 16, 2014
A first hand account and case study of the evolution of a supply chain function to a strategic, collaborative partnership.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Sustainability

Why All The Hype?
Alaskan Purchaser
September 01, 2010
Electronic commerce security issues may leave purchasers unnecessarily fearful.
Public opinion polls show that security fears are a major issue for Internet purchasers.
The question is whether or not these fears are misplaced.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Procurement, Risk Management

Supplier Management Maturity Model - How Far Along Are You?
Institute for Supply Management
March 15, 2010
March 2010 - Spotlight on ISM Groups and Forums: An overview of the collaboratively developed "Supplier Management Maturity Model"

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

3 Influencer Awards
PROCUREMENT LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT
SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL NEWSLETTER (CANADA)
June 30, 2018
The finalists nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award for Procurement are revealed.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Announcement of 2018 Epic Award nominees
Purchasing B2B Canada
June 01, 2018
Announcement of 2018 Epic Award nominees – Kevin was cited for the Lifetime Achievement honor

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Tags: Customer Experience, Procurement, Supply Chain

EPIC AWARDS SALUTE THE YEARS BEST IN PROCUREMENT
My Purchasing Center
March 07, 2017
EPIC AWARDS PRESS RELEASE announcing winners in all categories. The awards were presented at Procurecon Indirect East My Purchasing Center

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Tags: Procurement

1 Journal Publication
Procurement Executives Survey
Ivalua
September 01, 2013
The Ivalua Procurement Executives Survey of 2013 is the first international survey dedicated to Procurement. Interview was from September 2013.

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Tags: Change Management, Procurement

1 Keynote
SUPPLY MANAGEMENT FORUM 2016 at Rutgers Business School
Institute for Supply Management
March 18, 2016
SUPPLY MANAGEMENT FORUM 2016
Rutgers Business School

Tools of Our Trade: Finance, Strategy, Risk – Things We Need to Succeed
Opening Speaker Kevin Giblin, Global Head of Sourcing & Procurement, Dun & Bradstreet

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

9 Media Interviews
Supplier Relationship Management in Procurement
CONSULTING QUEST
October 11, 2022
Podcast interview with Helene Lafitte, Consulting Quest

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Tags: Business Strategy, Procurement

Podcast: How D&B Procurement Increased Customer Satisfaction By 40% In 5 Months
Art of Procurement
February 27, 2017
In this episode, you will learn:

Details of the D&B Procurement project to increase customer satisfaction:
How did Kevin identify the supplier engagement process as one that was causing internal friction?
How did D&B baseline current performance as a measure to track progress?
How did Kevin and his team design a solution to the identified problem?
What did D&B do to improve the supplier engagement process?
What impact has this project had on customer satisfaction and cycle times.
What are key learnings from the project.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Procurement, Change Management

GOING THE DISTANCE WITH TRAVEL SPEND
Inside Supply Management
August 17, 2015
GOING THE DISTANCE WITH TRAVEL SPEND
INSIDE SUPPLY MANAGEMENT Cover story August 2015 by Lisa Arnseth

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Tags: Customer Experience, Procurement, Supply Chain

Procurement Outlook and Plans for 2013
My Purchasing Center
October 24, 2012
Procurement Outlook and Plans for 2013 Interview by John Hall for My Purchasing Center October 24, 2012

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Tags: Future of Work, Procurement, Supply Chain

Capturing Spend Management Success
Ariba
April 16, 2012
Kevin Giblin speaks at ARIBA LIVE on the importance of measuring the success spend management goals and how Ariba has helped his team's function achieve best-in-class status

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Tags: Customer Experience, ERP, Procurement

McGraw-Hill’s Supplier Sustainability Summit
My Purchasing Center
October 31, 2011
Giblin led an initiative that saved $7 million through sustainability and CSR efforts. For their efforts, Giblin and his team were recognized by ProcureCon and IACCM with a Collaborate to Innovate award at the ProcureCon USA event held in Atlanta

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Procurement, CSR

Collaboration Delivers Innovation ... And Savings
International Association of Commercial Contract Management
September 15, 2011
A practitioner case study on how a collaboration with suppliers produced significant post-contract value and cost reduction.


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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Collaborate to Innovate Award Interview
McGraw Hill YouTube Channel
September 14, 2011
The McGraw-Hill Companies was selected as the winner of a "Collaborate to Innovate" award at the prestigious 10th Annual ProcureCon USA awards ceremony sponsored by ProcureCon and the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management. The award recognizes the unique stories of collaborative, innovative processes implemented by procurement teams. This award is validation of the great work The McGraw-Hill Companies has done in helping promote sustainable, measurable value to the organization, our suppliers and our shareholders through a collaborative sustainability program. Hear Kevin Giblin explain how the program came to be.

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Procurement

Collaboration Delivers Innovation ... And Savings
Contracting Excellence Journal
September 01, 2011
Article from Contracting Excellence Journal, discussing the innovative ways procurement can deliver organizational value beyond contract execution.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Sustainability

1 Miscellaneous
Advisory Panel - Spend Matters
SPEND MATTERS
January 24, 2024
Provide subject matter expertise and support to SPEND MATTERS

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Tags: Analytics, ERP, Procurement

1 Panel
Performance KPIs and Other Measures of Success
Slide Player
April 11, 2012
Ariba Live Conference panel session on procurement KPIs. Hosted by
Kevin Giblin of McGraw-Hill, along with Rick Collison and Cristen Hughes of Ariba
ARIBA LIVE CONFERENCE

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Tags: Management, Procurement

6 Speaking Engagements
Sourcing Industry Group Global Executive Summit
SOURCING INDUSTRY GROUP
October 17, 2023

Quickly summarize deliverables and attract an audience

10 words or less

Do not include personal/speaker names

Do not include “numbered” items, ex: “10 Keys to Success”

Use provocative phrases like, "Cost Savings", "Free Money", "Beat the Odds", "Maximizing", "Increasing”

Guest speaker at the 2023 Global Executive Summit, presenting the topic “Developing and Promoting Sourcing’s Overall Strategic Value”.



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Tags: Agile, Customer Experience, Procurement

Sourcing Hero Podcast, with Host Kelly Barner
UNA
December 01, 2021
In this conversation, Kevin shares his firsthand experiences working with stakeholders to illustrate:

The real difference between sourcing and procurement (and why people are so surprised to find out what it is)
What it means for procurement to be a customer-facing organization
How procurement can have credibility with the business even when the business possesses most of the category expertise

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Tags: Customer Experience, Procurement, Project Management

2018 Supply Management Forum
Institute for Supply Management
January 17, 2018
Press Release announcing Kevin Giblin as the Opening Speaker at 2018 Supply Management Forum ...


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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Procurement's Evolution and Trends
Slator
December 21, 2017
In an interview with Andrew Smart, Dun & Bradstreet's Chief Procurement Officer Kevin Giblin discusses how the function of Chief Procurement Officer is evolving into that of a Chief Value Officer. This interview took place at the SlatorCon New York conference

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Tags: Change Management, Customer Experience, Procurement

Negotiation Training Seminar
Purchasing Management Association of Western New England (PMAWNE)
November 15, 2012
Announcement on upcoming Negotiation Training Seminar at the Purchasing Management Association of Western New England in Holyoke Massachusetts


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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Entrepreneurship

SIG Global Sourcing Summit
Sourcing Interests Group
March 29, 2012
SIG Global Sourcing Summit
Seminar on Three step program to operationalizing SOWs – How to simplify sourcing, create killer contracts, and govern for great results.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Procurement

2 Trainings
AURORA Training Course - Negotiation Tactics
AURORA TRAINING ADVANTAGE
November 09, 2023
Web course providing training on effective use of strategy and tactics to negotiate better contracts

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Tags: Business Strategy, Education, Procurement

Critical Negotiation Skills for Buyers
Aurora Training Advantage
January 18, 2022
Intended for procurement professionals looking to develop or enhance negotiation skills. The session will provide a comprehensive understanding of all facets that create a successful outcome.

Key areas covered:

Understand the importance of negotiating - it's not just pricing!
The attributes that make a successful negotiator.
Different types of negotiations and the pros/cons of each.
Critical success factors.
Understanding how to get past "No".
Tactics and strategies.
Different types of personalities in negotiations.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Business Strategy

1 Visiting Lecturer
Negotation Workshop
Kevin Giblin
November 15, 2012
Reference material for 2-day Negotation Workshop conducted for Purchasing Management Association of Western New England, at the Yankee Pedlar Inn

Holyoke MA

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Tags: Procurement

2 Webinars
Best Practices in Purchasing Non-Traditional Service
Lorman Education Services
August 08, 2019
Webinar that presents a comprehensive understanding of the differences between traditional purchasing and non-traditional services purchasing. You will be able to define a comprehensive sourcing strategy that accounts for the unique and often complex business objectives associated with these non-traditional services, and hear practitioner case studies from different spend categories. This material will help you be able to formulate a strategy for sourcing these non-traditional areas specific to your organization. There are varying factors to consider when developing the strategy - considering industry dynamics, key drivers, possible risks, and alignment with company objectives. Participants who successfully complete this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education. They may be applied toward ISM CPSM, CPSD or C.P.M. re-certification

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Education

Pros and Cons of Supplier Consolidation
Lorman Education Services
June 03, 2019
On demand webinar on effective supplier consolidation. Being able to understand the benefits and potential risks is an important element to establish a program that aligns to your organization's objectives. An ineffective supplier consolidation approach can diminish the potential value of strongly negotiated contracts while also posing unforeseen risks. The material will provide the pros and cons of different approaches to help you decide the right strategy for your organization. This course is eligible for 1.25 CEUs towards CPSM.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

13 Webinars
ISM-CHICAGO WEBINAR SERIES: INNOVATION AND EDUCATION IN PROCUREMENT
ISM-CHICAGO
April 18, 2024
Presented webinar to Institute for Supply Management on “Developing and Promoting Sourcing’s Overall Strategic Value”.

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Tags: Agile, Education, Procurement

AURORA Live Webinar -Efficiency in Supplier Management
AURORA TRAINING ADVANTAGE
December 04, 2023
Conduct live webinar on the subject of developing and maintaining an effective supplier management function.

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Tags: Management, Procurement, Risk Management

AURORA Live Webinar -Best Practices in Competitive Bidding
AURORA TRAINING ADVANTAGE
August 23, 2023
Conduct live webinar on the subject of competitive bidding/sourcing/RFPs

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Tags: Business Strategy, Finance, Procurement

Agile Methodology: Improving Procurement Satisfaction
Aurora Training Advantage
December 08, 2022
The procurement function faces an ongoing challenge of creating and maintaining value to internal stakeholders. When there are complaints or unsatisfied business partners, it is important to identify the cause of the concern. Whether the concern is valid or not, procurement can become a more effective, customer-centric business partner by addressing the issue head on. This webinar will explore best practices in using an agile approach to improving customer satisfaction with the procurement process. You will hear about a real-world example of a successful approach to improving procurement’s satisfaction rating.
Benefits of Attending:

Learn how to identify the root cause of the internal friction.
Be able to baseline current performance and design a solution to the identified problem.
Understand how you can set expectations for both stakeholders and suppliers.
Understand the importance of treating suppliers like customers.
Obtain insight to setting realistic goals, timelines, and team building to accomplish the goals.
By combining the concepts of agile methodology and voice of the customer interaction, you will be not only be able to create better customer partnerships, but you also create broader opportunities for procurement to be a trusted advisor. You will leave this webinar knowing how to more effectively use ongoing feedback to drive increased value.

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Tags: Agile, Procurement, Project Management

Best Practices in Competitive Bidding: Create Effective and Efficient RFPs
Aurora Training Advantage
October 06, 2022
One of the most important elements of delivering savings to an organization is the competitive bidding, or sourcing process. The request for proposal (RFP) drives this element. What is often overlooked in building an RFP is the collaboration needed to ensure that the winning proposal delivers the best overall strategic value. When done right, the RFP is much more than a cost savings exercise. Whether you use an RFP tool or other methods, this webinar will explore best practices in creating the optimal bidding scenario and a comprehensive request for proposal.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Procurement, Supply Chain

CATEGORY MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES
Aurora Training Advantage
February 17, 2022
The Procurement team in most organizations is a multi-faceted group with several sub-functions. This includes Category Management - one of the most crucial components to maximize value internally and from the supply base.

This webinar will explore best practices in developing and institutionalizing a solid category management process that delivers sustainable value, consolidation of activities, and efficient procurement practices

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Tags: Business Strategy, Procurement, Supply Chain

Creating Efficiency in Supplier Management
Aurora Training Advantage
January 13, 2022
This webinar explores best practices in managing supplier relationships to create a strong foundation of Supplier Relationship Management, and development of a collaborative process to add value.
Covered objectives: the elements of supplier management, metrics that matter and how to use them,
the "7-steps" of supplier management that optimize resources and minimize effort, case studies on measures of success.

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Tags: Innovation, Supply Chain, Procurement

Supplier Management: Next Level Value
Aurora Training Advantage
November 19, 2020
Strategic Sourcing has evolved over time to become much more than a cost savings vehicle. Supplier Management is a critical but often underutilized component of delivering this extended value to the organization. This webinar will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to optimize supplier relationships and establish a successful program for your organization. You will be able to develop a road map that provides you with the ability to capitalize on the benefits derived from a focused effort on supplier management. In this webinar, you will hear practitioner case studies from different spend categories and industries. You will be able to understand the drivers for creating SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) success, and ensure post-implementation value. There are varying factors to consider when developing the strategy - industry dynamics, key drivers, risks, and alignment with company objectives. You will also be able to recognize the impact to create a winning program for your organization.

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Tags: Innovation, Supply Chain, Procurement

Source to Pay Best Practices
Aurora Training Advantage
October 27, 2020
This webinar provides a comprehensive understanding of the Source-to-Pay (S2P) process, automation and how to establish a successful solution. I provide case studies covering several industry sectors. By attending this session, an attendee will be able to understand the drivers for S2P success and how to ensure post-implementation value.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, RPA

Best Practices in Procure-to-Pay
Lorman Education Services
September 10, 2020
Liive and on-demand webinar, providing a comprehensive understanding of Procure-to-Pay process automation, and how to establish a successful solution. The session covers the development of a road map that provides an organization with the ability to capitalize on the benefits that can be derived from a P2P implementation. I also share case studies covering several industry sectors. There are varying factors to consider when developing the strategy - existing technology and systems, challenges, potential risks, and alignment with company objectives. From listening to this session entitled “Procure-to-Pay Best Practices”, attendees will be able to recognize these key decision levers to create a successful P2P program for their organization.

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Tags: Procurement, Change Management, RPA

Managing Third Party Risk - A Lifecycle Approach
247Compliance
April 22, 2020
Utilizing a strategic sourcing approach to manage spend helps organizations focus on the best overall value from their suppliers. Incorporating third party risk management processes prior to onboarding a supplier, and throughout the relationship, helps ensure the value isn’t diminished. This webinar will provide you with insight to lessons learned and best practices on a risk-based approach to third party lifecycle management (TPLM

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Sustainability

Implementing Strategic Purchasing Techniques
Lorman Education Services
December 05, 2018
Webinar that provides a comprehensive understanding of the differences between tactical and strategic purchasing. You will hear practitioner case studies from different spend categories. This material will help you understand the importance of implementing strategic purchasing and the numerous ways it can have a positive effect for your team and your organization. There are varying factors to consider when developing the strategy - industry dynamics, key drivers, possible risks, and alignment with company objectives. This information will help you recognize these key decision levers to create a successful strategic purchasing approach for your organization. This course also provides Continuing Education Credit.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Spend Management Success
Ariba
April 16, 2012
Implementing and maximizing P2Pspeaks on the importance of measuring the success spend management goals and how Ariba has helped them be best-in-class

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Tags: Change Management, Procurement, Supply Chain

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