Procurement has work to do to win the hearts and minds of others in the business – and even be understood.
But it’s getting seats at key tables in many organisations.
Procurement is a ‘labor of love’ for many of the professionals who make up its ranks. And while enthusiasm within the profession is a huge step in the right direction, there is work to be done to win over broader cross functional teams.
Listen to this Art of Procurement Podcast which covers how procurement can be an enabler for the business – and a key advisor.
CPOs have the opportunity to place their team at the intersection of company culture and employee experience, determining how procurement can advance and align at the highest levels of the company.
Hear from host Kelly Barner who is joined by Colin Glazier, VP of Solutions Consulting at Zip, and Joe Frederick, Senior Director of Procurement & Sourcing at Snowflake.
Once you have a strong relationship with the business, everything else becomes easier because you know the entire scope of their challenges. There are going to be things that you’re going to have to do that are going to make their job harder, but there are also a lot of things you can do that will make their life better,” Colin says.
Topics you will hear more on include unique perspectives on:
- the qualities and actions that define a world class procurement experience
- the most common friction points that exist in procurement processes and the impact their have on the business
- how technology can help solve these issues, and what people and process steps need to be taken first
- A new discussion of the classic ‘make v. buy’ decision and how enabling technologies can improve the employee experience.
Listen to the Art of Procurement Podcast.