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Breakout Session – Track 2: Fireside Chat on The Future of Procurement


  • Jean-Michel Remedios
    Jean-Michel Remedios

    Jean-Michel dos Remedios is a consultant, former VP of Procurement and Co-Manufacturing at Bel Brands USA, a leader of branded snacks. He transformed procurement organizations to become a true business partner. He developed high performing teams, continuously seeks innovation on products, ways of working or tools to improve efficiency in a sustainable way to make a bigger impact to the business.

    Passionate by Strategic Sourcing, he is also the co-creator and teacher of the Strategic Sourcing program at UIC (University of Illinois in Chicago).

    Previously he was part of the global SAP project as a Business Process Owner for procurement and lead processes and organization changes in 12 countries.

    With a diverse background on Mechanics, Packaging, Marketing and B2B, Jean-Michel transformed organizations to bring added value in the full scope of spend.

    Born in Lyon (FR) with a Portuguese background, 3 nationalities (FR, PT, USA), he is married with 2 kids, a boy and a girl, he also has passion for tennis, music, cooking and traveling.

  • Karoline Dygas
    Karoline Dygas
    VP, CPO

    Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, CPO
    Karoline Dygas is Nordstrom’s Vice President and CPO leading Strategic Sourcing and Procurement for all non-merchandise spend. She joined Nordstrom in April 2019 and is responsible for leading a holistic strategic sourcing transformation to provide a new procurement service delivery model that will positively impact the customer experience and company financial performance.

    Prior to joining Nordstrom, she was Starbucks Corp Vice President leading Global Sourcing, Store Development and Siren Retail Supply Chains.   She was part of Starbucks Global Supply Chain leadership team and was accountable for sourcing of all capital and commercial equipment, FFE, R&M and QA services, as well as leading the global end-to-end supply chains for Store Development and Siren Retail (Starbucks Roastery & Reserve and Princi brands).

    Before joining Starbucks, Karoline was the Senior Director Strategic Sourcing at Walgreens based in Deerfield, Illinois where she was responsible for $1.5B annual spend across multiple categories supporting Store Development, Energy & Environmental Sustainability, and Marketing.

    She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and later completed her dual MBA from both Purdue University and ESCP-EAP European School of Management in Paris, France.

    She lives in Issaquah, WA with her husband Josh, two children Morgan (14) and Max (12), and their Samoyed-Husky rescue dog named Yeti.

Event Information


Wednesday Oct 18, 2023


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


White City Ballroom, 8th Floor

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