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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/

Procurement in 5-Minutes: How can procurement get ready to step into the spotlight of increased expectations?

2020-07-15T10:41:30+00:00July 9th, 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 25-year procurement industry veteran and recognised thought-leader David Loseby to answer the question: How can procurement get ready to step into the spotlight of increased expectations? Visit David's LinkedIn Profile @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-loseby-cpochangeexecdir/

Procurement in 5-Minutes: To whom should Procurement report?

2020-07-14T15:45:03+00:00July 8th, 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 25-year procurement executive veteran Elvire Regnier Lussier to answer the question: To Whom Should Procurement Report? Visit Elvire’s LinkedIn Profile @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/elvireregnierlussier/