Laurence Chalem

Seasoned Procurement Executive with expertise in Cloud, Marketing, Real Estate, Software, and other indirect categories.

ADVISOR BIOGRAPHY

Laurence Chalem is a solutions-focused Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 17 years of success across the real estate, technology, professional services, insurance, and software industries. Leveraging extensive experience in business process outsourcing, he is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking guidance with negotiating and facilitating vendor relationships. His broad areas of expertise include supply chain management, procurement, sourcing, and purchasing.

Throughout his executive career, Laurence has held leadership positions with Cost Savings Consultants, RMS, Cisco Systems, Regus, and Equity Office Properties Trust.

2019 - Present

Procurement Executive - Cost Savings Consultants

Cost Savings Consultants

2015 - Present

Senior Procurement Manager - RMS

RMS

  • Saved $5M annually since 2015

2008 - 2012

Co-Chair, Cisco Disabilities Awareness Network; Ambassador, Finance Inclusion & Diversity Committee - Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems

2007 - 2014

Global Sourcing Manager - Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems

  • Supported and negotiated the global indirect spend that contributed to the Global Procurement Services department's throughput; realized cost savings goals of up to $6B and $200M respectively
  • Developed and facilitated the launch of Cisco Disabilities Awareness Network
  • Led the Global Inclusion & Diversity initiative and implemented several finance-specific initiatives
  • Saved Fortune 500 clients hundreds of millions of dollars by engaging in the five- and seven-step sourcing process or direct negotiations

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Sales Management

Negotiations

Customer Experience

Organizational Leadership

Communicating with cross-functional teams

Implementing innovative software and technology

Cost reduction strategies

Supplier relationship management