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Lucas Manganaro

Chicago, United States

Procurement expert, team leader, and sales and services executive. Responsible for IBM Procurement Consulting across North America including talent development, offerings, Watson for Procurement, business development, sales, delivery, and client satisfaction. Serial entrepreneur, perpetual learner. Exploring and promoting applications of cloud applications, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve procurement impact and user experience

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Analytics
Cloud
Digital Transformation 30.05
Innovation
Leadership
Procurement 30.20
Startups
SportsTech 30.22

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7 Article/Blogs
Great Players Need Great Coaches
LinkedIn
January 18, 2018
Becoming coachable is not a passive activity. It takes discipline and action. I pride myself on being an effective coach and mentor but I’ve learned about myself, recently, that I continue to have opportunities to get better at seeking / receiving coaching and feedback for myself.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Do you love your work?
LinkedIn
November 17, 2017
"Dad, do you like your job?" The answer was simple. "I love what I do"

"Do you like it as much as you did when you started?" This one stuck with me after the initial conversation and I've been thinking about it all week.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

If you're not building relationships, who is?
LinkedIn
October 07, 2017
Kelvin Joseph of Steiner Sports in his recent #YesCallMe post said “I’m a relationship guy. I like to dig my well before I’m thirsty.” I love this saying as I think it sums what I see as one of the most important parts of doing ethical business and winning with relationships built on trust.

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Tags: Procurement, SportsTech

Leadership is a choice
LinkedIn
September 29, 2017
Yesterday I got to hear former Navy Seal Andy Stumpf speak on leadership at the Procurious Big Ideas Summit in Chicago. If you haven’t heard Andy speak, I highly recommend it.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Is your procurement function investing its time, or just spending it?
LinkedIn
August 31, 2017
If the job of a procurement department is to provide a service to the enterprise, then shouldn't procurement folks be investing the majority of our time focusing on the experience of our business stakeholders and our supplier partners? I think we should, but all too often what I see is the majority of procurement work hours being dedicated to spreadsheets focused on little more than unit prices, discount levels, rate cards and blocked invoices.

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Tags: Procurement

The changing face of services procurement
LinkedIn
May 28, 2017
There exist age-old challenges inherent in managing services subcategories. The vast number of potential suppliers, the localized nature of labor pools and legal issues, the intangibles that make it difficult to compare labor 'apples to apples,' the list goes on.

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Tags: Procurement

What your Procurement function can learn from the Doyle rule
LinkedIn
October 15, 2016
If you've clicked on this article, it's likely you're wondering what exactly the Doyle rule is? Unless you're a logger, timber land owner, mill buyer, or you're over 190 years old, you shouldn't feel bad for not knowing.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

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