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Koray Kose

Sr Director Analyst

Koray Kose is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner's Supply Chain Sourcing and Procurement team, focusing on enabling procurement leaders deliver maximum value by optimizing risk, augmenting capabilities and competitiveness in strategic sourcing. He covers risk management, procurement transformation and digitization through innovation, disruption, collaboration and technology utilization.

Mr. Kose has written research articles for and has been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes, The Washington Post, exame.,Financial Management Magazine, abc News, SupplyChainBrain, ISM Magazine, and Supply Chain Management Review and has appearances as guest speaker on television news channels such as CNBC and CNA.

Previous experience

Mr. Kose joined Gartner with 20+ years of experience in global procurement and supply management consulting across different industries such as automotive, manufacturing, life sciences and financial industry.

He joined Gartner from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where he was the Director, Strategic Procurement and Compliance. In this role, he was responsible for all acquisitions in several categories and led the strategic procurement transformation including the development and implementation of the Vendor Risk Management process. His prior experience includes varied sourcing roles with both indirect and direct procurement; he began his career at Volkswagen AG and Scania followed by roles in companies such as Bose, Biogen, AstraZeneca, Philips, A.T. Kearney and proAlpha.

Professional background

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Director, Strategic Procurement and Compliance

AstraZeneca, Biogen, BSN Medical, Philips

Head of Procurement and Sales Services; Sr. Sourcing Manager

Bose, Volkswagen, Scania, A.T. Kearney, proAlpha

Managing Consultant; Global Sourcing Leader; Strategy Analyst

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection

Supply Chain Strategy, Leadership and Governance (retired)

Direct Material Sourcing and Supply Chain Services (retired)

Education

a) Postgraduate Strategic Management Certificate, Harvard University

b) M.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Hult International Business School in Conjunction With Boston College, Carroll School of Management

c) M.Sc., International Management (Dipl.-Kfm.), Summa Cum Laude, International School of Management in Dortmund, Germany

d) International Study, Integrated Into Master of Science in International Management, Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to transform procurement to drive maximum value through optimized risk utilization

2How to advance the procurement maturity and integrate with suppliers in advanced SRM and VRM frameworks

3Optimization and integration across value chains in different markets and industries with Sourcing Technology

4Build and setup a value enabling procurement strategy and organization including risk management in sourcing, development and manufacturing