Advanced procurement functions, and the CPOs that lead them, can make a significant and lasting impact on the success of their companies, but only by focusing on the real value and innovation that suppliers can bring… There’s no doubt that procurement enjoys a privileged position in a company’s value chain. Sitting between a network of … Continue reading 3 Ways Procurement Can Make A Lasting Impact On The Organisation
So far this year, most organisations have been more actively hiring procurement employees on a permanent basis as opposed to on contracts. How has the supply chain & procurement hiring landscape been over the first half of 2019? As all contracts with suppliers from the European Union continue to be reviewed as part of Brexit … Continue reading A Brief Overview Of The 2019 Procurement Job Market
What is workplace resilience really all about and where does the responsibility lie? Much Ado About Nothing is about resilience. In many places resilience is the new fad, hitting every employee’s mandated training schedule. The good bits are often lost in the hype and the hype is misdirecting what resilience is really about and where … Continue reading Resilience – Much Ado About Nothing?
For most, influencing externally comes easily. But when you have to influence internally, there is a mountain of factors and intricacies to navigate… This article was based on research conducted by Conti Advanced Business Learning (www.cabl.ch), a Swiss training company that specializes in Negotiation & Influencing training. Seven procurement experts share their advice on how … Continue reading 7 Ways To Influence Your Internal Stakeholders?
Differences and similarities between cultures can be assessed in terms of core values, beliefs, norms and behaviour… In the previous articles, we began looking at CQ Knowledge which relates to your personal knowledge and understanding of other cultures. We introduced the idea that differences and similarities between cultures can be assessed in terms of core … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders – Managing Situations In Which Culture Can Influence The Outcomes
Despite taking extra steps to evaluate a job applicant, managers too often fail to choose the right candidate. How do you get it right? Many recruiters know the importance of assessing a candidate beyond a polished resume and well-rehearsed interview. Yet, despite taking extra steps to evaluate a job applicant, managers too often fail to … Continue reading How To Create The Interview Formula That Makes The Right Candidate Stand Out
Businesses are tapping into the expertise of their supplier network to bring new products to market faster and streamline their processes. Where do new ideas come from? For many organisations, the answer is research and development. But imagine if the R&D department included not only your own people, but those from hundreds or even thousands … Continue reading Supplier-Enabled Innovation Is An Opportunity To Add Value