Winners represent future industry leaders, as standout innovators and passionate problem-solvers
TEMPE, Ariz., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Negotiating savings of more than 40 million dollars, launching blockchain think-tanks, and creating robust, global supplier development programs, are just some of the stellar achievements of the latest winners of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program. Today, ISM announced all the honorees, including megawatt winner Jasdeep Sandhu, a global category leader of digital and technology innovation for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
"The accomplishments and talents of this group are remarkable," said Tom Derry, CEO of ISM. "They stand out for their entrepreneurial spirit, strategic innovations, digital problem-solving, and abilities to drive and showcase value enterprise-wide. These next-generation leaders are providing their organizations with a powerful competitive advantage on the worldwide stage."
Now in its fifth year, the ISM program, sponsored by Proxima, honors individuals who are 30 or younger and demonstrate leadership, innovation, collaboration and other outstanding attributes--at work and through their professional associations. Intended to help bridge the talent gap in procurement and supply management, the program provides role models to Millennials seeking out exciting new career opportunities.
"The latest 30 Under 30 winners exemplify the new generation of supply chain leadership," said Derry. "They demonstrate daily what impactful, high-performers can achieve in this profession."
Working in the U.S. as well as the United Kingdom, the honorees are making their mark on the manufacturing industry (with the highest concentration of winners), as well as the aerospace and defense, business services, healthcare, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, automotive, military/government and retail.
Jasdeep Sandhu, a multilingual 26-year-old, for example, has a reputation as a self-starter, and has created 11 blockchain pilots, three of which are live at GSK. These drive automation in premiums collection, provide real-time visibility and are projected to save 3 million euros (US$3.14 million). He also founded and chairs a blockchain think-tank of more than 150 senior GSK colleagues and has helped to revamp GSK's approach to strategically engage startups.
The full list of the ISM 30 Under 30 winners include:
- Alfredo I. Ramirez, principal supply chain subcontracts specialist, Northrop Grumman Corporation (San Diego).
- Amanda Kachinsky, strategic sourcing manager, procurement, bluebird bio (Cambridge, Massachusetts).
- Angela Monzo, commodity manager, U.S. Steel Corporation (Pittsburgh).
- Brittney Manzagol, category activation manager, Danone North America (Denver).
- Brooks Williamson, area logistics coordinator, Shell Corporation (New Orleans).
- Charlotte Delepine, CCWP, senior manager, procurement for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, GlaxoSmithKline (London).
- Daniela Osio, global risk management leader, DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware).
- Elizabeth Skipor, consultant, Source One Management Services (Chicago).
- Eric Burlingame, logistics engineering manager, The Volvo Group (Macungie, Pennsylvania).
- Eric Solomon, senior manager global logistics, logistics services, Starbucks (Seattle).
- Fan Yang, CPSM, contracting officer and team lead, U.S. Postal Service (Washington, D.C.).
- Grace Gunner, CPSM, senior sourcing consultant, MetLife (Cary, North Carolina).
- Greg Warnert, logistics strategy lead, Shell Corporation (New Orleans).
- Jasdeep Sandhu, global category leader, digital and tech innovation, GlaxoSmithKline (London).
- Jennifer Gee, manager, global supply chain, Northrop Grumman Corporation (San Diego).
- Jennifer Lada, director, R&D procurement, clinical research organizations, GlaxoSmithKline (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina).
- Jonathan Moss, subcontracts administrator, Northrop Grumman Corporation (Ogden, Utah).
- Josh Tafoya, manager, indirect supply chain, IT, The Boeing Company (Mesa, Arizona).
- Justin Franklin, CPIM, senior manager, North America international logistics, Baker Hughes, a GE Company (Houston).
- Kaitlyn Krigbaum, strategic sourcing and communications consultant, Source One Management Services (Chicago).
- Kevin Wolcott, supply chain manager, Shell Corporation (Pittsburgh).
- Marana Matrozza, commodity manager, U.S. Steel Corporation (Pittsburgh).
- Pitipon Rodruan, procurement agent, The Boeing Company (Mesa, Arizona).
- Queezarwoe Pella Borh, procurement leadership development professional, Johnson & Johnson (St. Paul, Minnesota).
- Rosalyn Nye, CPSM, category manager, U.S. Steel Corporation (Pittsburgh).
- Ryan Holcomb, analytics manager, A.T. Kearney (Chicago).
- Sara Kim, associate director, supply chain proposal strategy and operations, Leidos (Reston, Virginia).
- Sarah Chrobak, PMP, complex leader — Kansas City insulation plant, Owens Corning (Kansas City, Missouri).
- Scott Rownd, manager, ingredient category management, The Hershey Company (Hershey, Pennsylvania).
- Taryn Smith, senior buyer, Anthem, Inc. (Indianapolis).
All 30 Under 30 winners are receiving a one-year ISM membership and complimentary admittance to ISM's Annual Conference, ISM2019 in Houston, April 7 – 10. Megawatt winner Jasdeep Sandhu will receive an all-expense-paid trip to ISM2019 (up to $5,000) for himself and his nominator.
For profiles and photos of the winners, please visit www.ISM30Under30.org.
About Institute for Supply Management®
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is the first and leading not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. Its 47,000 members in more than 90 countries around the world manage about US$1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 by practitioners, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM empowers and leads the profession through the ISM Report On Business®, its highly-regarded certification and training programs, corporate services, events and the ISM Mastery Model®. Its Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® are two of the most reliable economic indicators available, providing guidance to supply management professionals, economists, analysts, and government and business leaders. For more information, please visit instituteforsupplymanagement.org.
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