- Discussing how global supply chain disruptions have necessitated rethinking and reimagining procurement strategies
- If necessity is the mother of invention, what have we come up with in recent years to allow us to continue to do what we do best? Which of these ideas, born out of crisis, are now becoming global best practices in the new business landscape we find ourselves navigating?
- Describing how investing in our people, our partners, our tools and technologies, and our processes is making the difference as we build a better supply chain and procurement organization
- Where are we now, where are we going, and how do we plan to get there?
North America Procurement VP
Dawn is the North America Procurement Vice President for Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and digital automation. She leads a team of highly dynamic and experienced professionals, supporting revenue of $6.4B in the North America region year to date. Her focus includes raw materials, fabricated components, and electronics across 35 factories. With her ability to embrace change and resilience, she has led the Procurement transformation during a tough Supply Chain crisis, supporting Schneider Electric to not only stay ahead of competitors, but also achieve 15% organic growth in the first half of 2023. Prior to this, she was the Procurement and Supply Chain Vice President at ARRIS.
She is an accomplished global procurement and supply chain management business leader with a record for driving business growth and operational efficiency. Her engineering background brings a unique value to product manufacturing and supplier negotiations. She has a proven ability to link data analytics with strategic thinking to advise company leaders on the long-term impact of actions and her voice is one of trust.
An advocate for diversity, as well as a mentor and role model for women in technology, Dawn has served in several associations for Women Leadership and Education.
Dawn holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Computer Engineering minor from Michigan State University; an MBA with an Engineering and Technology Management Emphasis and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from the University of Dallas.