Expert category management requires a unique combination of procurement disciplines and skills. This is even truer today, as our ever-evolving global economy continues to create the types of spend management challenges that take teams of individuals with specific skill-sets to overcome.
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.
The unfortunate truth for nearly every business is that time lost is money lost.
Quick decisions help companies save money, but only if they are also the right decisions. The problem appears when businesses need to make a multitude of decisions on many different topics; they can’t possibly be experts in all of these fields. This is why there are many silos of spend that tend to go unmanaged.
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?