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Meet the Buyer: BGIS

August 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Meet the Buyer

This LIVE virtual event is for Certified WBEs who want to learn about how to do business with “big” business. Join us on August 7th to learn more about BGIS, one of our Corporate Members. Bring your questions, we’ll have line open for conversations.

This 1-hour online webinar is an excellent way for Certified WBEs to learn more about corporations they may be targeting with products and services.

What you will learn…

We will focus on the following topics (topics vary based on select Corporate Member supplier diversity program):

  • Company information and brief background
  • Supplier Diversity policy or guidelines
  • Procurement processes
  • Categories they purchase
  • Information on working with Tier 1 and Tier 2 vendors (if applicable)
  • Best way to connect and contact information
  • How to best follow up
  • Special programs or opportunities available to diverse suppliers
  • Tips, best practices, success stories
  • Q&A

Certification has its benefits!

This webinar is reserved for our Certified WBE community. Webinars are free but participants must register in advance.

Registration is CLOSED!

Why to join us live…

  • Learn more about BGIS’ program
  • Be the first one to learn about opportunities
  • Be the first one to follow up
  • Ask questions and get answers LIVE on the call

Can’t join us LIVE? No problem! Send your questions to concierge@wbecanada.ca anytime between now and 1 day prior to the call. Call will be recorded and available in our online library – Tools for Growth!

Meet the Presenter

John Castelhano

Associate Vice President Strategic Sourcing & Procurement North America BGIS Global Integrated Solutions

John CastelhanoJohn joined BGIS in 2012 and is an accomplished professional with over 25 years of Supply Chain Leadership experience.

John started his supply chain career in materials management and quickly expanded to become an expert in the fields of international sourcing, procurement, logistics and distribution systems. Later in his career, John provided supply chain management consulting services prior to joining BGIS. With a strong Lean & Six Sigma background, he has had extensive global experience across a diverse group of supply chain environments including Retail, Construction, Facility Management, and Professional Services Outsourcing.

Since joining BGIS, he has led the development and implementation of the Sourcing Transformation which involved and end to end optimizing of BGIS’s processes and tools for procurement to payment.

John currently leads the North American Strategic Sourcing team of approximately 100 sourcing professionals and is responsible for strategic procurement support across all BGIS clients throughout Canada and the US. Under John’s leadership, Strategic Sourcing has become a strategic contributor in the BGIS business model. Supplier Diversity is a key part of the team’s mission and procurement strategy of ensuring that BGIS is being inclusive in the company’s supply chain practices. John is an integral supporter of the BGIS Supplier Diversity program and under his leadership, the company has made significant progress in the past 4 years.


August 7, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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