Bryan is the globally recognized expert on all aspects of flexible staffing programs and strategies, including management issues, MSP models, VMS technology, variable and full time labor, service program pricing options, contract and labor law, RFx process and supplier negotiation strategies. As a executive member of the Strategic Solutions Group and at Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), Bryan has a unique dual role. He is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing cutting-edge research and a strategy agenda for the end users of contingent labor across the Globe. Additionally, he assists CWS Council members in deploying tested strategies for managing their extended workforce programs. The total estimated contingent spend under management for CWS Council members exceeds $100 billion across a number of disparate industries from pharma and finance, to energy and software. Giving Bryan and the SIA team a unique visibility to the largest external labor market sample on the planet. Bryan also guides SIA’s staffing and MSP corporate membership from a buyer perspective as well as crafting the format and content for SIA webinars and conferences. Bryan’s knowledge comes from hands-on experience, having worked for more than a decade in various strategic sourcing leadership roles for Fortune 500 companies, implementing successful cross-unit programs and providing contingent workforce guidance to program managers worldwide. In 2012 Bryan and his team were tasked with developing and deploying an industry standard contingent workforce program management accreditation program. The Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) designation is psychometrically defensible accreditation of its kind dedicated entirely to the contingent workforce practitioner. It would not be a stretch to say that he literally “wrote the book” on extended workforce management.
Bryan also is well-known for his regular column, from SIA’s electronic newsletter CWS 3.0. An accomplished and often-requested global keynote speaker, Bryan is often responsible for leading and facilitating conferences, executive briefings and provide strategic advisory services in the procurement/staffing space all over the World. His material is referenced in many industry blogs, reprints, and is included in various well-known business school curriculums.
Prior to joining SIA, Bryan was senior global commodity manager of professional services at Avery Dennison, a $5.3 billion global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and self-adhesive solutions for consumer products and label materials. As part of the company’s global procurement group, Bryan and his team were responsible for the management of all professional services and technology procurement worldwide. He led his team in procurement oversight for global travel, marketing, freight, capital expenses, MRO services, print communications, environmental services, and a host of other indirect verticals. This job helped sharpen Bryan’s international view of temporary labor contracts and consulting agreements. As a result, Bryan has the customer’s perspective and understands the trends in recruiting and human resource software applications. Bryan has supervised several global contingent labor programs of over $100 million in spend and total procurement management spend in excess of $750 million.
Bryan’s previous experience includes a stint at Vivendi Universal Entertainment (now NBC Universal) North America as acting director of strategic sourcing and professional services; while there, he implemented several early adapter VMS/MSP solutions, covering more than $100 million in total contingent labor spend.
A California native, Bryan graduated with a BA in economics from University of California at San Diego and lives with his wife and three children in La Verne, CA.
August 17, 2012
- Pros and cons of using internal recruiters vs. staffing agencies
- Examples of companies using internal recruiters
- How internal recruiting can fit in both simple and complex CW programs
August 15, 2012
While it once made sense to prohibit staffing suppliers from contact with hiring managers, buyers should rethink that policy, argues former procurement professional Bryan Peña.
August 8, 2012
In his last article, Bryan Peña advised contingent workforce managers to give uncooperative suppliers the boot. This week, he clarifies that cooperation goes both ways.
July 25, 2012
Your suppliers should be helping you make your program succeed. What do you do if they don't support your efforts, though?
July 19, 2012
- Watch the full webinar on demand
- Who should own the contingent workforce - Procurement or HR?
- Approximately 1 hr
July 2, 2012
- $100 billion in global VMS/MSP spend accounted for in this study
- VMS and MSP markets continue to surge, but the rising tide is not lifting all boats
- MSP's gaining traction in statement-of-work services
June 20, 2012
Every contingent workforce program needs to have a strong foundation on which to grow. Whether a company has an externally managed program supported by a third-party MSP (managed service provider) or an internally, company-staffed program, there are fundamental practices a program should establish.
June 20, 2012
- 15 best practices for new contingent workforce programs
- Learn how to establish a strong program brand and create meaningful policies
- Supplier contracts and identifying rogue behavior also discussed
June 13, 2012
Whether procurement or HR should manage the contingent workforce is hotly debated. Our Procurement Guy has his own opinions, and they may very well surprise you.
June 4, 2012
- Template for issuing an RFP for a VMS provider
- Notes added for guidance
- Cut and paste as appropriate for building your own RFP