Executive Mentor / Advisor
For when you need occasional access to a procurement executive who has been there and done it before.
Build your procurement, category, and sourcing strategies with guidance from an expert in the field while using your own resources to execute.
Vet your strategies and maximize your chances of success with the guidance of a peer subject matter expert.
Determine where to invest your finite resources with an opportunity diagnostic led by an experienced procurement leader – and for sourcing or category diagnostics – an expert who is intimate with the supply market in question.
Optimization & Transformation Program
Whether you are seeking to evolve or transform your procurement capabilities, our Circle of Experts provides experience-based insights and can execute your initiative when you are in need of additional help.
Learning & Development Program
We take a different approach to learning. Our philosophy is to inform and inspire professionals to invest in their own self-development that is anchored in the real world. We utilize our Circle of Experts to build and deliver multi-channel learning programs more powerful than the traditional approach.
Supply Market Intelligence
Whether you are looking for new suppliers, building a cost model, or assessing risks, bring outside trends and innovation into your internal strategies with our custom or off-the shelf market intelligence.
Supplier Relationship Optimization
Lever the expertise of our global experts to support the development, adjustment or transformation of relationships with key suppliers mid-contract, to ensure time is appropriately invested and focused on outcomes.
Let a Palambridge Circle of Experts member manage your entire procurement or sourcing project when you do not have access to the resources you need internally.
Interim Executive & SME's
Access an interim expert to augment your existing team during a reorganization, to cover during an extended recruitment process, or to fill a gap due to an unplanned departure.
On-Demand Managed Service
Lever our Virtual Procurement Platform on-demand. We will build a customized solution to provide you with a strategic procurement group without the need for a large upfront investment.
Supplement your unique strengths with (almost) unlimited solution configurations that empower you to take your organization to the next level. You need to…
Build an optimal sourcing and/or negotiation strategy for a key area of spend
You are helping the business make an important purchase but do not have the internal expertise to define the optimal scope, who are the best positioned suppliers, and benchmark the ‘right’ price.
Our SMEs will guide your team through the critical points of the project to ensure that you maximize the impact of enterprise investments.
Rapidly deploy a team of experts to deliver short term cost reductions
Business conditions may require quick-fire cost savings efforts to improve a company’s cash position and to provide the foundation for investments in strategic procurement.
Palambridge can rapidly deploy a diverse team of SME’s to identify and achieve cost savings without impacting your ability to deliver value beyond savings once the low hanging fruit have been picked.
Have on-call access to a team of experts to supplement the knowledge and experience on my team
Regardless of the size of your team and the breadth of their experience, sometimes a need comes along that you can’t cover in house.
If a specific category or market knowledge requirement is identified, or you can’t justify the ROI of investing in internal SME’s for all categories, we’ll bring the expertise you need.
Develop stronger category strategies that deliver value beyond savings
As with our other solutions, flexibility is they key with building out effective category strategies.
Bring in one of our SMEs to provide guidance as you determine and articulate your category strategies.
Bring real-time supply market knowledge and the broad range of action plans that come with it into your sourcing, negotiation, and supplier management efforts.
Our SMEs can provide support at certain touchpoints, or can play an integral role in the development and execution of your category strategy.
Understand supply market forces so I can influence what, when, and how my company buys
We work with category experts and the start-up and early stage community to identify the game changing disruptions set to change what and how your stakeholders buy.
Timing is of the essence, especially in the face of uncertainty, and we’ll help you optimize pricing without committing volume beyond the foreseeable frontier.
Take the information we bring you and lead the disruption conversation in your company.
Consult with an experienced procurement executive to fine tune and validate my supply chain strategies
Even if you have a clear vision for the future, it helps to bring in a qualified second opinion to solidify the action plan and business case.
Bring in a peer executive to validate and course-correct key strategies by category or function.
This is tailor-made for procurement and c-suite executives at small to mid-sized companies without a dedicated procurement function.
Perform an opportunity assessment on a supplier or category to understand if there are ways to improve
With limited resources, priorities should be set to ensure that the largest opportunities are acted upon first.
Our SME will lead an opportunity diagnostic to determine the size of each opportunity and will develop an execution plan for your team to implement (or our SME can implement on your behalf) by supplier or category.
Temporarily fill a key position within my team while I recruit a permanent employee
Life happens, but business rarely slows down to let you react. If you have a key opening that must be filled – whether because of a re-org, an unforeseen employee departure, or a sudden increase in demand for bandwidth, we are here to fill the gap.
Have on-call access to a team of experts to help me manage periods of peak demand on my team
Lean operations extend far beyond the operating floor today. Procurement organizations rarely have the bandwidth to handle sudden increases in demand.
If you need additional headcount, we will quickly deploy resources – SME’s or procurement process experts – to cover the peaks in demand while still maximizing the value you bring to the business.
Strengthen your most important and mission critical supplier relationships
Productive relationships with top suppliers are critical to your ability to deliver supplier-led competitive advantage, but performance is often hamstrung by poor contract language, ineffective governance, and a general lack of trust.
Our SME’s assess the health of your supplier relationships, identify opportunities for improvement, and coordinate with all parties to build the trust necessary to take your supplier relationships to the next level.
In the case of outsourced supplier relationships, we may leverage the Vested framework for objective-driven, sustainable results.
We succeed when you succeed
The best part about our flexible, virtual platform is that we have no incentive to ‘trap’ you in long-term engagements. We will be (affordably) there for you – or not – as needs arise.