Roy Anderson has been at the forefront of procurement technology since the 1980’s. Now, as the Chief Procurement Officer of Tradeshift (the largest global business network for buying and selling), Roy is one of the only network CPO’s in the world. He is enacting transformational change in the marketplace, allowing thousands of companies to choose from curated tools, that allow them to share digital data with their suppliers – a solution that digitizes the supply chain in a way that has never been done before. A string of impressive accomplishments during his 30+ years in procurement, prepared Roy to take on this unique role.
Roy has led transformational change throughout his career, implementing a DOD first mainframe EDI to a supplier network, at the dawn of the PC era. He worked with early technology pioneers, to build and implement e-Procurement and e-Sourcing, prior to Y2K, and drove billions of dollars in electronic sourcing, while developing MWBE suppliers, to excel across a wide range of categories.
He has designed, and integrated global travel programs, driving demand management, and improved associate safety. Roy has built multi-tiered staff training and coaching, incorporated into individual experiential development plans. He has been successful at implementing e-procurement, supplier risk management, and supplier performance and governance programs, as well as building green initiatives, and change management initiatives.
Before joining Tradeshift a year ago, Roy led the Procurement technology transformation at companies such as Raytheon, Textron, Fidelity Investments, and as CPO at John Hancock, MetLife and State Street Bank.
Roy holds a BS and MBA from Babson College of Wellesley, Massachusetts.