Lawrence Kane, COP-GOV, CSP, CSMP, CIAP

Lawrence Kane, COP-GOV, CSP, CSMP, CIAP

Senior Manager

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Lawrence was inducted into the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Sourcing Supernova Hall of Fame in 2018 for pioneering leadership in strategic sourcing, procurement, supplier innovation, and digital transformation. A member of the SIG University Advisory Board, International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Think Tank, and IAOP Training & Certification Committee, he helped create many of the procurement industry’s leading practices and regularly advances thought leadership as a keynote and breakout speaker at conferences such as SIG, IAOP, and ProcureCon.

Over five “careers” at Boeing he solved problems and created value as a change agent in ways few others could. This included saving over $3.4B (as validated by an independent Procurement Financial Analysis team) while earning progressively responsible positions created for him or by him to solve unmet business needs, something exceedingly rare in a 100+ year-old company. After creating the IT infrastructure sourcing office and IT vendor management program, he institutionalized innovations that were instrumental to earning the prestigious Global Excellence in Outsourcing (GEO) award for Best Practices from IAOP. Passionate about paying his success forward by mentoring others, he earned the SIG Future of Sourcing Innovation award for Talent Management as well as the Boeing Knowledge Network (BNN) Knowledge Sharing Award for Talent Management.

The bestselling author of 19 books, he won a Beverly Hills Book Award and Presidential Prize, a USA Best Book Award, two National Indie Excellence Awards, and a Next Generation Indie Book Award, among other honors. He has been interviewed by FOX, The Jim Bohannon Show, Computerworld, Forbes, Art of Procurement, Negotiations Ninja Podcast, and more… Championing the strategic sourcing and procurement profession, he co-authored The Contract Professional’s Playbook and contributed to the Outsourcing Professional Body of Knowledge (OPBOK), Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy, and many other works.


COMPANY NAME: Boeing

JOB TITLE: Senior Manager

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Aviation & Aerospace

CATEGORY: IT - Services

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Senior