So what else does it take to be part of the new breed of procurement talent? In part one of “Designing a New Breed of Procurement Professional,” we discussed how traditionally “qualified” candidates aren’t filling the needs of the modern procurement organization and touched on what new skills will make an impact.
Filling today’s advanced procurement roles is a much greater challenge than many expect. Whether a procurement department is trying to fill a vacancy on the staff or simply failing to deliver the expected level of impact in an evolving organization, the underlying issue is often the same: they need to find the right talent. It takes a new breed of procurement talent to fill the roles in modern procurement organizations.
Dustin Cochran is the Director of Member Development for Corporate United and was recently named a 2017 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for his extensive procurement expertise and work in helping organizations achieve best-in-class spend management programs.
Great news: you’ve just been given the okay to add a new hire to your team! But when you start to think about how long it will take and all the chances of hiring the wrong person, that “great news” can start to feel like a burden.
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The components of strategic category management (SCM). Do your people in the workforce have these skills?