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Procurement Leaders hosts series of free virtual events providing expert advice on adapting to Coronavirus disruption

Procurement Leaders hosts series of free virtual events providing expert advice on adapting to Coronavirus disruption

Annmarie McQueen                                                                                           For immediate release T: +44 (0) 20 7819 0387 E: [email protected] Procurement Leaders hosts series of free virtual events providing expert advice on adapting to Coronavirus disruption Procurement Leaders, the leading global network and intelligence platform for senior procurement professionals, is hosting a new series of weekly webinars titled ‘how procurement adapts to the impact of Coronavirus’. The series will equip the function with the relevant tools and insights to tackle the mass supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic. Research produced by Procurement Leaders on responses to…

Insights now: Skills for business partnering

Insights now: Skills for business partnering

"46% of CPOs will prioritize influencing and negotiation skills". Procurement must look beyond traditional training techniques to develop deeper stakeholder engagement capabilities. But what capabilities enable business partnering? Take 5 minutes out of your day to read the latest Procurement Leaders Insights Now

CPOs must seize this opportunity to demonstrate the value they offer

CPOs must seize this opportunity to demonstrate the value they offer

With the business climate continuing to challenge, potential recession in store for many major markets in 2020, increasing regulation, trade uncertainty and intensifying competition, business leaders must use every lever at their disposal to help enhance their organisation’s value proposition. One of those levers is procurement. But it is becoming increasingly apparent that a rich seam of opportunity to bring additional value exists within the remit of CPOs and their teams. Long have we argued that cost should no longer be the function’s primary driver, and long has been the…

CPO Trends 2020: Adapting to the C-suite agenda

CPO Trends 2020: Adapting to the C-suite agenda

For leaders in procurement, 2020 is a window of opportunity: a time to be bold and move quickly to become a function ready for the next decade. The complex macro-economic and geopolitical setting, and the pace of technological advance will give you the catalyst and the capability to become a strategic partner for the c-suite. This webinar looks at the 4 trends forecast to impact procurement in 2020 and provides insight into what steps leaders are taking to build resilience, enable decision-making and provide growth opportunities for the business. Procurement…

The case for a cross-functional approach to attract and retain digital talent in procurement

The case for a cross-functional approach to attract and retain digital talent in procurement

Procurement chiefs must do their utmost to boost their teams’ capabilities, data analytics and digital tools development or risk being outmanoeuvred by their competitors. The volume and complexity of supply chain data continues to increase. If procurement teams want to create value by contributing to product/service innovation, they must get their house in order around data. To do this, leaders must recruit people with new digital skill sets (data analysts, data scientists, web developers, scrum masters etc.). They must also upskill those team members whose core strengths are in negotiation,…

Digital transformation

Digital transformation

Digitalization is the second-most important priority for CPOs in 2019 (source: Procurement Leaders CPO challenger guide 2019) but many procurement chiefs do not know where to start their digital transformation journey and are unable to articulate what success looks like. Although functions encounter major challenges throughout this transformation, the achievements of mature procurement organisations help demonstrate a path for other teams to follow, namely: Standardize and document manual processes: All relevant parties should use clearly defined processes and tools consistently before digitalising these. Digitize manual processes: The function implements digital…