Balancing Growth and Risk with Gary Levitan

January 26, 2022

The speed of growth is directly proportional to the level of risk you incur. So, the faster you grow, the more risk you’re taking on.

In this episode of CPO Open Mic, Mike Schiappa, Chief Procurement Officer at Beeline, talks with Gary Levitan, Global Head of Procurement, Sourcing, & Supply Chain at WeWork. In the podcast, Gary Levitan shares his insights on balancing growth and risk, managing internal and external stakeholders, and creating a procurement organization structured around the company’s strategic goals.

Topics Include:

  • Why listening and collaboration are keys to influencing stakeholders
  • When cutting costs shouldn’t be procurement’s highest priority
  • Why it’s important to align procurement team members’ goals with stakeholder needs