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Mark Baxa — Vice President, Global Procurement Strategic Sourcing, Monsanto

Mark Baxa serves as vice president; Global Procurement Strategic Sourcing for Monsanto, a publicly traded multinational agrichemical and agriculture biotechnology corporation headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. In his present capacity, Mark leads global teams accountable for delivering excellence in Global Supplier Relationship and Quality Management; Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Sustainability, and Diversity; and leads the Global Supply Chain collegiate talent pipeline and procurement communications strategy. Baxa serves as officer and 1st vice president for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Global Board of Directors. In his most recent role with CSCMP, Baxa served on the board of directors as roundtable chair, and is past-president of the St. Louis CSCMP Roundtable. Additionally, Baxa serves as a member of the Saint Louis University Council for Supply Chain Management Studies Steering Committee and co-chairs and teaches the Advanced International Trade Management Certificate Program. He is a charter member and incorporator of the St. Louis Trade Compliance Practitioners Roundtable and served on the St. Louis City / Lambert International Shippers Council, is a frequent keynote speaker, and is active in church leadership in Washington, Missouri.

5 Reasons to Attend CSCMP Edge

5 Reasons to Attend CSCMP Edge | Transportfolio

Within a month of joining the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), I attended the organization’s annual global conference. While there, I connected with a vice president of transportation at a major big box company, who gave me an hour and a half of her time, helping me get started on my journey to building out a distribution process. Because of this conversation, this connection, we were able to expand our business at an unprecedented rate. To this day, it remains the most valuable conversation I have ever had in my career. » Read More