Meet the Judges: Jim Townsend, Former CPO at WBA

Meet Our Third Judge for the Global Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Awards 2024, Jim Townsend, Procurement Leader & Former CPO at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Launching the first Global Procurement & Supply Chain Awards in 2024, the awards will debut at the Business Design Centre (DBC) on Day 1 of Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE London 2024 (24, September). 

Established in 2014 and 2020 respectively, Supply Chain Digital and Procurement Magazine were launched to provide a single source of information, connecting the world’s largest supply chain, logistics and procurement function to the latest insights, innovations, trends, strategies and more.

The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Awards

Continuing to expand its content platforms, Procurement Magazine and Supply Chain Digital in conjunction with BizClik is proud to be debuting The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Awards which will serve as a prestigious platform to showcase success stories, inspire industry-wide advancements and celebrate the crucial role that procurement and supply chain play in business success. 

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Jim Townsend, Seasoned Procurement Leader

Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance

A senior procurement leader of more than 30 years and a familiar face for Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE, Jim Townsend will be joining Ninian Wilson and Alisa Bornstein to judge The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Awards. 

Experienced in retail, healthcare, materials, aerospace and manufacturing industries, Townsend’s expertise lies in transformation and performance turnaround. He also has a track record of delivering commercial entrepreneurship via innovative supply chain partnerships and ensuring environmental and sustainability governance is embedded into the organisation and supply chain.

As the Former Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of Walgreen Boots Alliance, Townsend lead the entire procurement function reporting to the Group CFO and covering US$8bn in spend. He operated at the most senior level, influencing, and shaping the agenda to align with and enable the company’s strategic and operational interests.

To find out how to enter, click here.


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