With the recognition of procurement’s strategic importance to the enterprise, the role of the procurement professional has evolved from being a functional job to a strategic position.  In the past, candidates did not require a 4.0-grade average from a prestigious university to become a “buyer.”  Nor did they have to have experience in terms of dealing with a globalised supply base within the framework of a socially responsible mandate.

Given this seismic shift, what are the skill sets you should be looking for in your next CPO? 

In this lecture, Matt Mehalick provides a detailed overview of the tangible skills and intangible qualities that your ideal candidate must possess to ensure a successful hire.

Matt has 20 plus years of progressive sourcing/ commodity management and supply chain experience leading several shared services teams throughout his career. He has a proven track record of developing and implementing sourcing strategies in the
areas of IT, R&D, Facilities, Commercial, Business Consulting and other indirect categories that have impacted the EPS of several companies. Mat is also a change agent who challenges organizational paradigms and norms in pursuit of sustainable
improvements including the implementation of Oracle I-Procurement, Ariba, and several other e-sourcing suites.

Visit Matt’s LinkedIn Profile @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-mehalick-b468397/