Blog / Teigan Margetts
When it comes to all things procurement, let’s be honest: there are a lot of things we might respectfully disagree on. So when it’s necessary, here’s how to strategically and respectfully do so with your colleagues.
Procurement pros: sometimes, the problem isn’t your competence, but others’ perception of it. In this case, you need to ensure you can confidently communicate your competence.
What advice are suppliers receiving about how to negotiate with you? Here are the standards you should expect from every supplier negotiation
Has a candidate not been hired in your procurement team, despite being the most qualified person for the position? How about a team member being passed over for a promotion? Maybe you, yourself, made assumptions about someone’s level of energy, or their ability to use procurement technology, based on their age alone. If so, ageism might be alive and well in your procurement team. And this certainly isn’t a good thing.
As women, there is some evidence that we are naturally more compassionate than men, meaning that we are more likely to feel fulfilled when we know that the job we’re doing is positively impacting others. With that in mind, here’s a motivating look at how much you matter to those around you, and a few ideas on what to do if those particular relationships are not bringing you satisfaction!
According to data released by LinkedIn to Bloomberg, in 2020-2021, the average number of supply chain managers who left their jobs, called the ‘separation rate’, increased by 28%. Chillingly, this figure was the highest it had ever been since LinkedIn started tracking data five years ago.
Lion has made some ambitious targets when it comes to carbon emissions reductions. These include a 55% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030, as well as the use of 100% renewable energy in Australia and New Zealand by 2025.
First impressions definitely matter … and it’s important that in the lead up to starting a new job, you proactively plan how you are going to make the best possible first impression.