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Insightful exchanges that can help you identify your own purpose

Industry Leader’s Journey is an ongoing series of conversations with top leaders in supply chain and procurement.  Subscribe now* to learn from executives who are responsible for managing billions of dollars of their organizational spend. You’ll hear about their career goals, leadership philosophy, purpose, and more.

Join Soo Shim, Global Vice President, SAP, as she uncovers the inspiring, hidden gems along these leaders’ career paths and the sustainability strategies that each is undertaking in global supply chains to make the world a better place.

If you are a supply chain or procurement professional or simply searching for purpose in your career, we think you’ll find value and insight in these conversations.

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The Episodes

Ralf Peters, Vice President, Procurement, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP)
Episode 1 – Ralf Peters, Coca-Cola European Partners: A Growth Mindset

Listen as Ralf Peters, vice president of procurement for Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), shares his journey from East Berlin to West Berlin, growing up in a communist country, and what drove him through his education as the Berlin wall came down. Ralf talks about his 25 years of leadership experience within the Coca-Cola system, from sales to finance to procurement, as well as how to demonstrate value to the organization with SAP as a business partner.

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Episode 2 – Ralf Peters, Part 2: Living with a Purpose: Reducing CO2 and Waste

Soo continues the conversation with Ralf to explore how he is driving CCEP environmental and social sustainability objectives. Ralf discusses his passion for the Coca-Cola environmental program World Without Waste, the initiative to turn CCEP into a net-zero emissions company by 2040, and the importance of supplier collaboration in the effort.

Terri Macleod, general manager of supply chain shared services at Suncor Energy and a member of the Think Tank program for the energy sector at SAP
Episode 3 – Terri Macleod: Value the Sustainability – Energy Transition at Suncor

Soo has a conversation with Terri Macleod, general manager of supply chain shared services at Suncor Energy and a member of the Think Tank program for the energy sector at SAP. Listen as they discuss Terri’s passion for not only environmental sustainability, but also for social sustainability, pursued through her work with the indigenous community. In addition to insights gained there, Terri shares her views on COVID-19 challenges, energy transitions, and personal purpose.

For Your Own Journey

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