Often times I am asked the question, “what is it that you do for a living?” I respond by saying that I work with suppliers of my company to make them better so that we both can be better for our employees and customers. The response generally garners a few strange looks and the person I am speaking with then usually says, “So, you buy stuff, right?” Well, I am here to say that this is a particularly old view on what role Procurement professionals play in a company. Today a Procurement professional must constantly be ready to lead change and, more importantly, listen to what the internal and external customers’ needs are to find the most optimal situation. While Procurement has traditionally been thought of as the price chasers and part chasers, today’s world in which the Procurement pro operates is very different. We are true business partners that can unlock value for everyone in the organization. Join our webinar on June 15th to learn more.
Featured speaker: Jonathan M. Townsley, CPM Supply Chain Practitioner & Consultant
Hosted by: Scott W. Luton Founder & Host Supply Chain Now Radio
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