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.
Corporate United has been in our new office for less than a year, making us all too familiar with some of the challenges that relocating your corporate office can bring. During the initial relocation planning it can be tough to focus on the positive outcomes that arise. For instance, at CU we outgrew our old space due to our ever-expanding team, which is cause for celebration! We were also given the opportunity through relocation to redesign our workspaces to be more functional and cohesive for collaboration, two big advantages.
Most of us have heard Voltaire’s wisdom translated as "Perfect is the enemy of good." Today, 250 years later, we have a correlated quote that should serve as a lesson to procurement professionals. “Later is the enemy of savings.”
An office relocation program and working with a GPO… You might find yourself wondering, “Is it worth it?” It can seem like a small area of spend for your businesses, in fact, it may feel like this offering doesn’t even apply to your organization. Or that the barriers you face while trying to get buy-in for change are insurmountable… So, should you even bother?
It’s hard to believe a year has passed since we wrote our “Welcome to 2015” post. Cliché but true! As predicted, it was an exciting year at Corporate United.
Category management is not a new idea. According to expert Keisuke Teeple, category management is a fundamental process that we have been doing for more than ten years.
Want to know how to be more attractive and less high-maintenance for a better supplier relationship?
Supplier risk can keep procurement professionals up at night. The best way to get some sleep is to develop a plan to manage it.