How to present your ideas to the C-suite webinar

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

When was the last time a presentation really inspired you? Now put yourselves in the shoes of your C-Suite decision makers. Imagine how many times they get pitched at by various internal departments trying to get buy-in for their next big idea or change project (not to mention external sales people).  


During this 60-minute webinar Paul Vincent, Global Head of Services Procurement at Hays Talent Solutions, David Swift, Global Head of Corporate Procurement at Novartis and William Johnson, Managing Director of Openside Group, will cover the do’s and don’ts of presenting your ideas to the C-suite and how to talk their language.


Based on their own experience of gaining board level support for procurement change projects, such as taking a more holistic approach to their non-permanent workforce and services spend, Paul, David and William will share top tips on how to get your points, needs and strategy suggestions understood and acted upon.


Whether you’re making a formal presentation to theboard, or simply engaging your organisation’s executives in a conversation this webinar will leave you equipped to get them to listen.


Please note that this online workshop is being hosted by Hays. To register please click the "Add to Cart" button to be taken through to the registration website.

Disclaimer - By registering for the webinar you agree to be contacted by Hays Talent Solutions following the webinar for the follow up information and to answer any questions directly.


    Paul Vincent

    Paul Vincent

    Global Head of Services ProcurementHays Talent Solutions

    Paul joined Hays Talent Solutions in May 2019 and is globally responsible for the definition, marketing and delivery of their Procurement and Statement of Work related services.  He has spent the past four years working on the supply side of the workforce solutions industry and before joining Hays Paul led the contingent product portfolio for KellyOCG.  Before joining Kelly, Paul spent 6 years running his own consultancy practice helping a variety of different organisations to buy and sell business services more effectively.

    Prior to establishing Insight Sourcing Solutions, Paul spent 24 years working for BT Group plc where he held a series of senior level procurement, commercial and change management roles.  During his career he has built up a large and relatively unusual blend of expertise in the areas of Procurement Excellence, Sales & Marketing Effectiveness and Talent Management. This accumulated know-how, underpinned by the practical insights gained from leading a variety of transformational change initiatives over the years, has proved hugely beneficial to the organisations he has worked with.

    David Swift

    David Swift

    Global Head of Corporate Services ProcurementNovartis

    David is an accomplished procurement leader with 25 years of international experience having worked in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland, across numerous industries including life sciences, petrochemicals and management consulting.

    Since September 2018, David has been Head of Corporate Services Procurement at Novartis. This includes all the professional services categories i.e. HR services, external workforce, consulting, financial services, legal services, travel & fleet, covering an annual spend of $2,5bn. Prior to this David was Head of Human Capital Procurement for Novartis, managing the HR and external workforce categories with an annual spend of $1bn. Before that David was Head of the Packaging Procurement across all Novartis divisions, managing a spend of over $1bn.

    Before joining Novartis in 2010, David was Head of Direct Procurement for Borealis, the European market leader in polyethylene and polypropylene resin production.

    David has also worked as a Global Category Lead for Fleet with KONE, a leader in the elevator and escalator industry.

    David worked as a consultant with PWC in Belgium and delivered strategic supply chain management, sourcing and procurement solutions for PWC clients in Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA, Dubai and Jordan.

    William Johnson

    William Johnson

    Managing DirectorOpenside Group

    William has been advising professional services firms on aligning behaviours with strategy for over 25 years. His interest in learning theories and applications began when he was commissioned in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, where after front line service he became involved in aircrew training.

    On leaving the Royal Navy he trained as an organisational psychologist and completed an MBA before joining a boutique strategy firm specialising in aligning strategy, structure and behaviours.

    In 1990 William began training consultants in IBM in basic consultancy skills and behaviours and his Openside Clients now include some of the world’s leading consulting and professional services firms and global organisations (including telecoms, FMCG, technology and pharmaceutical companies) looking to adopt the best practices and behaviours from the world of professional services.

    William is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, with an MA in Psychology from The Queen’s College Oxford, an MBA from Warwick Business School, and he is a graduate of Harvard’s ‘Leading Professional Service Firms’ programme.


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