Joe Payne

Joe Payne, Strategic Sourcing Author

As Vice President of Professional Services for Source One Management Services, Joe works with mid-market and Fortune 1000 companies to reduce procurement costs utilizing a set of strategic sourcing processes that he has perfected over time. Joe manages and leads a team of consultants including project managers and analysts who oversee projects from start to finish, including analyzing spend, researching process changes, interviewing suppliers, planning, executing, and finalizing negotiation of new contracts, implementing changes and monitoring new client/supplier relationships. Joe is personally responsible for delivering billions of hard-dollar savings to Source One’s clients.

During his career with Source One, Joe has developed insight into the challenges organizations face when undertaking initiatives to reduce costs in the area of indirect spend. While looking at the consulting market and existing printed publications, he identified a gap in this critical component of business and created the idea for this book.

Joe is a longstanding contributor to the Strategic Sourceror procurement blog and news outlet and has led discussion groups and brainstorming sessions at various training seminars and networking events. Prior to Source One, Joe worked as an analyst for Accenture.

Joe holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Operations and Information Management from the University of Scranton.