Jim Bergman

Jim is an experienced contracts attorney and procurement professional with international management consulting experience in the procurement field in the USA, UK, Europe, China, India, SE Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. He has experience working on a wide range of direct and indirect spend categories and has a broad knowledge of numerous aspects of services, goods and technology procurement. Previously, Jim was a contracts attorney for a Fortune 500 petrochemical corporation, Amoco Corporation, and was responsible for legal and negotiations support to the procurement staff.

  • Experienced contracts attorney and procurement professional
  • Procurement experience in the USA, UK, Europe, China, India, southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia
  • Previously a contracts attorney for Amoco Corporation
  • Addressed strategic sourcing and legal issues concerning commodities and services valued at more than $1 billion annually
  • Assisted numerous clients through all phases and steps of contracting, negotiation, strategic sourcing and bidding, and contract management, resulting in savings over $100 million
Jim Bergman

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  1. COVID-19 And Supply Chain: How To Integrate Safety And Mitigate Risk
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    COVID-19 And Supply Chain: How To Integrate Safety And Mitigate Risk
    Commercial contracting expert and attorney Jim Bergman will offer concrete advice to protect your organization from the impact of COVID-19 on your supply chain. You will learn commercial and contractual remedies to apply when problems occur.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you compensate if a supplier undergoes a major quarantine?
    • What precautions can supply chain partners take?
    • What innovations are being made across collaborative supply chains?
    • How should you reflect preventive measures into supplier contracts?
    • What focus needs to be placed on the commercial relationship as the enabler?
    • What are the remedies that come into play when a breach occurs?
  2. Delta Variant, COVID-19, And Independent Contractors: New Challenges And What HR Needs To Know
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    Delta Variant, COVID-19, And Independent Contractors: New Challenges And What HR Needs To Know

    Contracting expert and attorney Jim Bergman reveal the new risks of contractor misclassification, highlighting the effects of the Delta variant and labor shortage on staffing. You will learn the critical mitigation measures to take.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the differences between employees and independent contractors?
    • How has working from home changed the classification criteria?
    • What new risks and pitfalls should you avoid?
    • How should you revise your contracting language?
    • How can a proactive operational approach help you avoid risks?
    • What are the best techniques to train colleagues to avoid these risks?
  3. Independent Contractors In California: How To Navigate The Evolving Landscape
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    Independent Contractors In California: How To Navigate The Evolving Landscape

    Acclaimed contracts attorney Jim Bergman will identify the issues, risks, and rewards you face in the evolving California landscape related to independent contractors.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the traditional factors to consider?
    • What has changed in California and elsewhere?
    • How can the risks be mitigated or prevented?
    • What are some of the obstacles to managing these risks?
    • What are the rewards from effectively managing this issue?
    • What factors must you address beyond the contract?
  4. How To Avoid Commercial Contract Issues For All Employees
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    How To Avoid Commercial Contract Issues For All Employees

    Contracts expert Jim Bergman will reveal the factors that frequently lead to the substantial erosion of commercial contract value. You will learn how to prevent common missteps.

    What You'll Learn

    • Are your employees enablers or disablers of high-yield contracts?
    • What are the 5 things you should not disclose before signing?
    • What ten improvements can you make to maximize the yield of contracts?
    • How can a collaborative and innovative culture enable higher value yields?
    • What lessons apply to both supplier and employment contracts?
    • How can key performance indicators help generate more value?
  5. Tools And Skills To Keep Your Organization Safe From COVID-19
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    Tools And Skills To Keep Your Organization Safe From COVID-19

    Legal expert Jim Bergman will give you a greater understanding of the risks. You will learn how to manage them in your organization.

    What You'll Learn

    • Which projects and operations are at risk?
    • How can you prioritize at-risk projects and operations?
    • What precautions and protections should you take?
    • Who should lead the effort in your organization?
    • What skills are essential to ensure safety measures are effective?
    • What tools can help you address this challenge?
    • When does force majeure become a reality?

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