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Professional Development Meeting

February 01, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Crowne Plaza
14315 Midway Road
Dallas, TX 75244

Topic - Supply Chain Careers and how to Take Ownership of your Career Path

Speaker -Janet L. Watson, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing Baylor Scott & White Health


With 20+ years of experience in Supply Chain Management across various industries, Janet Watson has a diverse background of working with organizations, suppliers, contractors and staff to develop strategic sourcing solutions.  She began her current role as Vice President, Strategic Sourcing with Baylor Scott & White Health system in February 2017.  Previous experience included sourcing leadership roles in the oil and gas, electric utility and aerospace manufacturing industries.  Janet’s expertise centers around building strategic sourcing organizations to ensure the strategic placement of third party spend for materials, supplies and services with a focus on Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management.  She views true supplier and stakeholder partnerships as key to increasing the value proposition of a supply chain organization with complete alignment and support of end users and company leadership.

Janet’s prior work experience included work with various oil and gas companies, most recently BP. While at BP, she started in a field based role, in 2008, supporting the contracting needs of the Mid-Continent area and quickly took on responsibility for the Gulf Coast region.  Ultimately she transitioned into a Houston based corporate role in Category Management and Strategic Sourcing.  From there, she moved to New Orleans in 2014 to implement a Supply Chain transformation at Entergy Corp, a regulated utility company with jurisdictions in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and the southeast portion of Texas.  While at Entergy, her areas of responsibility included Strategic Sourcing, Capital Project Sourcing and the Supplier Diversity program.

Janet holds Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. She is also a Board Member of the Women’s Business Council Southwest.  Her professional interest includes mentoring women in leadership and Supply Chain college students.  She is engaged with Texas Tech School of Business participating in their mentorship program.  She enjoys visiting the Texas Tech School of Business capstone Supply Chain class and offers professional insights to graduating seniors.

Her education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Finance (BBA) from Texas Tech University and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from West Texas A&M University. Janet has been married to David for 27 years and has three children, Julie, age 24, a Texas Tech University alumnus, currently working in Dallas with Omni Hotels management program, Bryce, age 22, a senior Civil Engineering student at Texas Tech University and Lori, age 21, a senior Economics and Finance dual major at Stephen F. Austin State University.  Both Lori and Bryce will graduate in May 2018.


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