Hosts: Mike Ogle and Rodney Apple
In This Episode:
In this episode of the Supply Chain Careers Podcast, we speak with Renee Ure, who is the Chief Operating Officer of Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG). Renee shares how she got started in supply chain, deciding to pursue the business world rather than Geology and a love of rocks, instead finding a love of manufacturing operations gave her the opportunity to see how planning and execution drive success for a company. She talks about taking on national and global responsibilities for supply chains, the incredible importance of data and people, plus her belief that it is best to be a grunt before becoming a leader. She sees supply chain as having a more important seat at the leadership table. She also emphasizes the importance of putting together a team of winning leaders rather than survivors.
Renee Ure Bio:
Renée Ure is Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for internal operations and efficiency, cost, expense, transformation, supply chain & procurement. She joined Lenovo in June 2017 as the VP of Global Supply Chain within the Infrastructure Solutions Group. Renée has been instrumental in the transformation of the ISG business by driving new technologies and instilling a talent-focused on people-first culture. Prior to joining Lenovo, Renée retired from IBM in June 2017 with more than 25+ years of executive leadership experience in operations, procurement, demand planning, sales operations, manufacturing, fulfillment, and finance. Outside of Lenovo, Renée is an executive board member of Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA), executive leaders seeking strategic ideas and thought leadership to improve supply chain and logistical operations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.