The Human Factor: Strategic procurement and the leaders of tomorrow

By Efficio

How can procurement teams enhance their operating models to achieve optimum value? What more can they do to attract and retain the modern-day procurement professional in this increasingly technological world? How can they develop the skills and nurture this talent?

The procurement function is transforming. Procurement leaders have the chance to be the architects of a new, technology-driven procurement endgame that turns the function into a true, strategic partner to the business. But technology alone is not enough to deliver this transformation. It also requires a step change in the entire operating model and, in turn, the right talent with the right skills to enable and deliver it. Its success ultimately depends upon the human factor.

This year’s research will explore how a more tech-savvy, collaborative and strategically-minded future procurement workforce will ultimately require a reshape of organisational design, and serve as much as a driving force of transformational change to the procurement function, as technology itself.

As part of this research, we have interviewed 500 respondents, representing senior procurement professionals, such as CPO/Head of Procurement/Procurement Director level, across different sectors and split evenly across the UK, US, Germany, the Nordics and Middle East.

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