Thomas Udesen, Chief Procurement Officer, Bayer

Thomas leads Bayer’s dynamic Procurement organization, which aims for functional excellence in all that matters: in business partnering, in category management, in supplier management as well as in all processes & operations.

For Thomas and his leadership team, the success of Procurement is manifested in value-adding contributions that ultimately enable the profitable and sustainable growth of Bayer and society at large. As such, value is not limited to financials, but includes crucial levers like innovation and business models. Moreover, his team safeguards the reputation of Bayer by unconditional adherence to the principles of sustainability, with proactive risk management, and by ensuring compliance.

Thomas reports directly to Bayer’s CFO. His team of more than 2,000 professionals manages an annual spend of €24 billion Euro across the company’s sites in over 70 countries. Together, they think big and aim to be the best in everything they do.


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