Are Your Procurement Giants Awake?

When we talk about “Procurement performance” it’s easy to forget that functional performance is dependent on the performance of each person in Procurement. After all, the Procurement organisation is a team of individuals. Unless individual effort is directed at...

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3 Ways to Make Your Procurement Department Really Stand Out

“Procurement’s true positioning in the enterprise is largely determined by the perceptions of stakeholders, not necessarily the enterprise’s structure,” says Sigi Osagie in Procurement Mojo®, his book on strengthening the function and raising its profile. “The more...

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Skills for Moving Up

One of the many challenges professionals struggle with is mastering how to grow their careers successfully — people like Thomas D., who sent me this query: “I’ve got many years’ experience working in Procurement roles in different companies, and I consider myself to...

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The Hard Value of Soft Skills to Procurement

As I explain in Career Dreams to Career Success, “You can’t possibly be a half-decent professional without the right technical skills. But to be effective and thrive, you must have highly-developed soft skills.” This is a crucial point that many...

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