Alcott Global Podcast: Digital Procurement Transformation Starts With Mindset

Jan 27, 2023

In Episode #134 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Fei Yu, Managing Director Europe of Alcott Global interviewed Bodo Bokämper, VP Digitalization & Processes, Global Procurement, BMW Group.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • Career highlight and journey

  • Having the mindset to start a digital procurement transformation

  • Implementing digitalization

  • Future of digital procurement at BMW

  • What qualities and skills BMW is looking for

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In this episode, Bodo shared some of the highlights of his career and how he started in the procurement sector. Sharing some secret sauces and tips on his journey to joining procurement. He also shared how different digital procurement is from the traditional one- how everything is faster, smarter, and more efficient. With this, he discussed how BMW started its journey of digitalizing its procurement processes, where they stand, and how it adjusted to achieve the best results. He also talked about some of the hurdles they have to overcome to successfully implement this change and what he sees happening in the future.

On the people’s side, according to him when looking for people to join BMW, it is crucial to look at their attitude and personality, and whether they have the ability to collaborate.

About Bodo Bokämper

Bodo Bokämper is the VP of Procurement at BMW AG, responsible for Processes & Digitalization. Bodo has 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. He is a guru in building and implementing strategy, procurement operations, and digital transformation.

In his current position, Bodo is transforming BMW Group‘s procurement function towards a data-driven organization with highly automated processes.

About Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast

Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast is one of Alcott Global’s projects focused on bringing some of the best thought leaders in the industry, picking their brains, and sharing their insights with as many interested listeners as possible. They want to connect you with global experts, thought leaders, and executives in all things supply chain. We talk about Supply Chain and Logistics leading-edge technologies, leadership stories, and personal success habits.

The host, Fei Yu has over 15+ years of experience in Executive Search and Talent Acquisition & Management, gained from top-tier consultancy and premium executive search firms.

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