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Procurement in 5-Minutes: What is the biggest threat to procurement’s success?

2020-09-30T19:41:05+00:00September 30th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Chairman of the Board - Vodafone Procurement Company Sarl, Detlef Schultz to answer the question: What is the biggest threat to procurement’s success? Working with some of the world’s most recognised brands over the past 25 years in the most senior procurement positions, as well as being the current Chairman of the Board for Vodafone Procurement Company Sarl, Detlef Schultz has gained an unprecedented understanding of what makes our industry tick. In this 5-minute interview, he answers the question; What is the biggest threat to procurement’s success?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: Why is supplier diversity and inclusion more important now than ever?

2020-09-23T15:05:58+00:00September 23rd, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Tealbook CEO and on of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain Stephany Lapierre to answer the question: Why is supplier diversity and inclusion more important now than ever? Stephany Lapierre is the founder/CEO of Tealbook, a highly coveted supply chain thought leader, and one of the most influential minds in emerging data technologies. She has also been recognised as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain. In this 5-minute interview, she answers the question; Why is supplier diversity and inclusion more important now than ever?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: What does success for Procurement look like in future?

2020-09-16T13:00:44+00:00September 16th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Carlos Cruz who is the VP of Procurement Transformation – Compliance at Bayer to answer the question: What does success for Procurement look like in future? Prior to joining Bayer Carlos Cruz has held senior positions with companies such as General Motors and Monsanto. In this 5-minute interview, he answers the question; What does success for Procurement look like in future?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: What is a Fifth Generation purchasing professional?

2020-09-11T09:00:10+00:00September 10th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Hervé Legenvre, PhD who is the Professor & Director of the Value Creation Observatory at The European Institute of Purchasing (EIPM) to answer the question: What is a Fifth Generation purchasing professional? Hervé Legenvre, PhD who is the Professor & Director of the Value Creation Observatory at The European Institute of Purchasing (EIPM). In this 5-minute interview, he answers the question; What is a Fifth Generation purchasing professional?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: How important are resumes in the hiring process?

2020-09-02T19:20:49+00:00September 2nd, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Dr. Marcell Vollmer who is a Partner and Director at Boston Consulting Group to answer the question: How important are resumes in the hiring process? Dr. Marcell Vollmer who is a Partner and Director at Boston Consulting Group is a renowned industry expert and advisor to C-Level Executives & Executive Teams on the full range of digital transformation, innovation, new business models, restructuring and reorganization with focus on procurement, supply chain and operations globally. In this 5-minute interview, he answers the question; How important are resumes in the hiring process?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: Why are the majority of CPOs not satisfied with the results of their digital strategies?

2020-08-26T14:00:46+00:00August 25th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome a procurement industry giant who needs no introduction David Natoff to answer the question: According to a Deloitte 2019 survey, Why, are the majority of CPOs not satisfied with the results of their digital strategies? Now a Procurement and Finance Operations Management Consultant at Blue Sphere Consulting, David Natoff has held the most senior procurement positions with some of the world’s most notable brands including the Head of Procure to Pay at Google. In this 5-minute interview, he answers the question; Why are the majority of CPOs not satisfied with the results of their digital strategies?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: How do we promote the Procurement function to attract fresh talent?

2020-08-12T12:50:01+00:00August 12th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome a top industry executive with companies such as Bombardier and Zalando SE, Alejandro Basterrechea to answer the question: How do we promote the Procurement function to attract fresh talent? As a top industry executive with companies such as Bombardier and Zalando SE, Alejandro Basterrechea has both experience and expertise that adds tremendous value to any discussion regarding procurement. In this 5-minute interview, he answers the question; How do we promote the procurement function to attract fresh talent?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: Will automation replace the Procurement professional?

2020-08-06T15:35:02+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Art of Procurement founder and respected industry pundit Philip Ideson to answer the question: Will automation replace the Procurement professional? From shows About Killer Robots and our emerging dependence on them, technology can be both a blessing and a curse. Is automation bad for procurement? As the founder of Art of Procurement and well-respected industry procurement industry veteran, Philip Ideson often brings a much needed and fresh perspective to some of the industry’s most challenging questions. In this 5-minute interview, he answers the question; Will automation replace the procurement professional?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: Does having soft skills such as EQ, IQ and AQ really matter for a Procurement professional?

2020-07-29T15:08:25+00:00July 29th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome 22-year senior procurement executive veteran Alejandra Garcia to answer the question: Does having soft skills such as EQ, IQ and AQ really matter for a Procurement professional? Over the past 22-years Alejandra Garcia has been a senior procurement executive for major brands such as DSM, Royal Canin and Unilever. In this procurement in 5-minute interview, she answers the question; Does having soft skills such as EQ, IQ and AQ really matter for a procurement professional? Visit Alejandra's LinkedIn Profile @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/alxgsaucedo/

Procurement in 5-Minutes: When it comes to procurement, what does innovation really mean?

2020-07-22T07:26:13+00:00July 22nd, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome 40-year high-tech industry veteran and Chief Editor of Procurement Insights, Jon Hansen to answer the question: When it comes to procurement, what does innovation really mean? Visit Jon's LinkedIn Profile @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jwhansen/