Coming soon – Procurement survey and focus group sessions

April 3, 2019

Yale Procurement supports Yale’s mission by consistently providing high quality, cost-effective services, information and advice to the Yale community.  To that end, the Procurement team, with Susannah Gobbi as the new Chief Procurement Officer, is engaging a consulting partner to identify opportunities to improve support for the Yale community, help stakeholders meet their objectives and enhance procurement processes. “Being new to Yale, I am excited about this initiative and how this effort will enable us learn more about our community needs and shape the future of Procurement,” says Susannah.

This spring the project team will gather input from a variety of individuals including Lead Administrators, Operations Managers, and Requisitioners. This valuable feedback will help us learn about current needs, evaluate whether our current systems and processes support your needs, and develop recommendations for priorities to make improvements. Invitations to participate in focus group sessions and a survey will be sent out based on a person’s role in the process. Additionally, input is welcomed from anyone who does not participate in focus group sessions.

Everyone’s time is valuable; your input and insights are critical to the success of this initiative. Thanks in advance for your support and collaboration.

If you have any questions, need further clarifications, or would like to share your perspectives, please contact Susannah Gobbi, Chief Procurement Officer at or Chris Mihok, Director of Procurement at