If you want to hold on to your procurement career in the long term, you ought to be worrying about mastering your soft skills! We got wind of the fact that IBM, arguably the world’s most robotically advanced procurement team, is focussing on its employees’ soft skills. As Justin Mcbryan, Learning & Development, Strategy, Communications … Continue reading 5 SOFT SKILLS PROCUREMENT PROS SHOULD BE DEVELOPING…NOW!
Social enterprises require a LOT of extra procurement work and handholding. So it’s totally fine to avoid them…right? We love busting the most common myths in procurement. And there’s no myth more satisfying to bust than one that can benefit everyone. There’s a lot of misinformation going around about the pros and cons of social … Continue reading Exploding The 4 Social Enterprise Myths
Building a nimble process, speaking the right language and gathering your data from the right sources will have you nailing a flawless data strategy in no time! When most procurement professionals think about data they imagine a darkened back-office room and a huddled group of silently-working number crunchers. But it’s data that gives your organisation’s … Continue reading 6 Ways Procurement Pros Can Dominate Their Data Strategy
Ethical sourcing makes good business sense. Plus… it’s the law! Nick Ford explores how to exercise due diligence. Pioneering U.S. academic fundraiser James W. Frick once cautioned prospective donors: “Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” For procurement professionals, how they … Continue reading Why Diligence is Due
The world is running out of chocolate… And if procurement pros can’t find a way to save the day, no one can! Most of us like to indulge in a little (or a lot of!) chocolate over Easter. In Britain alone, the projected Easter spend for 2018 is $892.6 million. And in the US, 2018 Easter … Continue reading Sorry Kids: Easter Chocolate To Be Cancelled After 2050
“No one wants to change suppliers…” but embracing Supplier Diversity is getting easier than ever before, and there’s a whole host of reasons it’s good for your business! Supplier diversity programs are a hot topic. We know we’re supposed to have them… And we’re told that they’re a great thing both for our organisations and … Continue reading Supplier Diversity? I Don’t Have Time For That!
The social media world is a scary place and unfortunately it’s scaring away the professionals and organisations who need it the most. How do you embrace today’s internet culture and use it to your advantage? The Procurious London CPO Roundtable was sponsored by Basware. Elizabeth Linder, Founder and CEO of The Conversational Century joined YouTube in … Continue reading 3 Ways To Win The Internet (You Don’t Have To Be Justin Bieber…)