Jim Baehr

Jim Baehr is the Lead for the Sourcing Strategies Group LLC (SSG) supporting the supply management needs of clients in both the public and private sectors. Prior to forming SSG, he was an independent advisor for several years. 

His most recent corporate roles were as Vice President of Global Information Technology Procurement for Reed Elsevier, and Director of Technical and Services Procurement for Bayer Corporation. Baehr has extensive experience in senior management positions and an accomplished career in sales. 

Currently, Baehr is the President of the ISM – Pittsburgh Affiliate, a member of the Board of Governors of the Joint Chemical Group of Pittsburgh and a member of the Visionary Council of Coupa Software Incorporated based in San Mateo, Calif.

He is a blogger, a frequent presenter at meetings and conferences and a contributing author to the book Next Level Supply Management Excellence: Your Straight to the Bottom Line® Roadmap.




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Disruptive Leadership and Supply Management

May 23rd

“Managers in our line of work are always too conservative.” This was a statement overheard in an exchange between two supply management professionals. Unfortunately, the perception is that buyers and their management are conformists. To be sure, it’s a pro… Read More

The State of ISM at 100 Years – Pittsburgh Affiliate Celebrates

June 11th

On May 19, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Pittsburgh Affiliate celebrated its 100th anniversary. ISM, originally known as the National Association of Purchasing (N.A.P.A.), started with three affiliates - New York, Pittsburgh, and Columbus, Ohio… Read More