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Meet the Buyer: SaskPower
August 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
This LIVE virtual event is for all certified WBEs who want to learn how to do business with SaskPower, one of our Corporate Members. Bring your questions, we’ll have lines open for conversations.
This 1-hour online webinar is an excellent way for WBEs to get first hand information from member corporations they may be targeting with their products and services.
Why should you attend?
We will focus on the following topics:
- 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
- Live Q&A
Can’t join us LIVE? No problem! Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org anytime between now and 1 day prior to the call. Call will be recorded and available in our online library – WBE Canada Toolbox!
Alison O’Reilly has been with SaskPower for 7 years. She has built her career in procurement and in 2017 she obtained a Supply Chain Management Designation. Recently, she moved into supplier relationship management. This role has allowed her to connect with suppliers in a new way and provided the opportunity to lead SaskPower’ s Supplier Diversity Program for women-owned businesses. Developing this initiative has been one of the highlights of her career thus far, and she is proud of SaskPower and her role in advancing equity and inclusion in Saskatchewan.
Dan Irvine became the Director of Procurement & Contracts at SaskTel in 2023. His career in supply chain has spanned nearly two decades and allowed him to lead some of the largest public procurement opportunities across the Telecommunications and Energy sectors. His focus has always been on building relationships and partnerships while delivering value on behalf of a variety of Saskatchewan stakeholders. Dan and his team look to prioritizing supplier diversity and decision-making efficiency as key attributes to enabling SaskPower’s energy transition future.
Valid WBE Certification is required
Certification has its benefits!
This webinar is open to certified WBEs. Webinars are free but participants must register in advance.