As visibility horizons shorten within procurement, the need to increase agility, whilst still reducing risk, is becoming more crucial. How can companies not only prepare for the unknown, but actively work it into their strategy?
We spoke to Klaids Lafon de Ribeyrolles, Director of EU Ops Procurement at Amazon, about his experience in engaging technology, stakeholders and talent and delivering a successful procurement transformation.
Hiring Procurement Executives can be a challenging and timely process, especially when you are searching for a Procurement Leader. Here's why executive search delivers results and should be considered.
Typically, a chief procurement officer (CPO) is an executive of a corporation who’s responsibilities lie in the management, administration, and supervision of the companies acquisition programs. Their role may require them to be in charge of the contracting services and may manage the purchase of supplies, equipment, and materials, but what is the making of an effective CPO?
Being successful in the procurement industry requires not only drive, determination and vision, but more importantly the ‘right’ procurement people in your organisation. We are not running machines, and Artificial Intelligence is quite not ready to take over yet so, the success of procurement relies heavily on hiring, training and retaining the right talent.
At Septembers World Procurement Congress in London, future talent shortage and talent management was again a major topic of discussion and concern. Yet, given that this is not a new topic, and the fact that this is a subject that remains on most leadership team’s agenda’s it appears there is a greater need to find more creative solution’s to address the problem.
We asked Productive Procurement founder Richard Bell what procurement managers can do to benefit from new technology, and if there is a time and place for RPA vs manual processes?
When procurement works well, it works for everyone, but how do we get there when our needs and goals are so diverse, even within a single company or department?
Former Managing Director at Xoomworks and Consulting Director at SAIC, Nic Hutchins explains how to not only hire, but retain, the right consulting talent for your practice.