May 2019 Pre-Dinner Meeting

May 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marriott West Loop
1750 W Loop S
Houston, TX 77054

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Pre-Dinner Meeting | Contingent Workforce Management Workshop

Mastering the Fundamentals Presented By Cesar Ayala


This workshop will provide you with an overview of the contingent staffing category.

Key takeaways include the following:

  • Contingent Staffing Supplier Landscape (MSP, Supplier-Managed vs. Vendor Neutral VMS, etc.)
  • Identifying your Contingent Staffing population and sphere of influence · Self-Sourcing – What Is It and Why Does It Matter
  • Lessons learned in setting up a program
  • Negotiate with your contingent staffing vendors.
  • VMS/ATS Integration

Cesar Ayala is a category manager for LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies. He joined the company in 2015.

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In addition to leading the North American contingent labor program, Cesar is a member of the company’s procurement team.

Cesar has broad procurement and supply chain experience having joined LyondellBasell after having served in a variety of positions in the Oil and Gas industry.

He has leveraged his commercial acumen to lead major purchases of goods and services, covering a diverse portfolio of spend including contract labor, information technology, consulting, and engineering.


Cesar earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from The College of New Jersey, a master’s degree in molecular genetics from Rutgers University – New Brunswick, and an MBA in supply chain management from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Please make sure you sign-up on the Pre-Dinner site also. We need to make sure we have enough room for the event.

Contingent Workforce Management Workshop Mastering the Fundamentals

Presented By Cesar Ayala
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