Reluctant or unsure about driving greater diversity and inclusion in your procurement teams and the organisation at large? You need to take your blinkers off! When it comes to implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace it can be difficult to know where to begin. And perhaps you’re equally skeptical that your actions could … Continue reading Procurement Professionals: Get Your Blinkers Off!
60 per cent of businesses rule out recruiting someone if they have no industry-specific experience. If you think a potential procurement hire is not your type on paper… you need to think again! The wrong number When Procurious first approached The Drive Project about taking part in their webinar on procurement unicorns, I thought they’d … Continue reading Not 100% Your Type? Look again…
How can procurement professionals make disability work in the workplace? This blog was written by Julie Gerdeman, General Manager, SAP Ariba. One of the greatest joys of my work at SAP Ariba is the opportunity to wear more than one hat; not only heading up our payments business but also serving as the executive sponsor of … Continue reading Disabled Does Not Mean Disqualified: Challenge Your Perceptions of Ability
Trying to build a team of procurement unicorns? You might just want to re-think your strategy… What makes a procurement unicorn? They’ve got the grades, the qualifications and years of relevant experience. They tick off every core procurement skill in the book and they’ve worked for some big-name companies. In short; on paper, they’re perfect. … Continue reading Don’t Go Chasing Procurement Unicorns
The war against plastic is not all doom and gloom. Thankfully, the world’s biggest corporations are waking up to the reality that big change has to happen… and soon! In last week’s Procurious blog we explored the threats currently facing The Great Barrier Reef – reporting on the eight million tons of plastic that enters our oceans … Continue reading 5 Organisations That Are Fighting Plastic
Think saving The Great Barrier Reef is out of your hands or entirely irrelevant to you? Think again! Climate change is everyone’s problem and we can all make a difference; down to the last procurement pro! If you’re lucky enough to have travelled to the coast of Queensland, Australia and visited The Great Barrier Reef, … Continue reading Can Procurement Help Turn This Sea Turtle’s Frown Upside Down?
As we move from the age of mandate into the age of guidance there is enormous opportunity for procurement pros to make themselves known and heard… SAP Ariba’s Vice President, James Marland, believes that the procurement function is moving from what he calls the Age of Mandate into the Age of Guidance – and that’s … Continue reading Always Let Procurement Be Your Guide…