Procurement at a Crossroads: Career-Impacting Insights Into Rapidly Changing Industry
Title : Procurement at a Crossroads: Career-Impacting Insights Into Rapidly Changing Industry
ISBN : 1604271175
Author : Jon Hansen,Kelly Barner

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The procurement profession is at a major crossroads. Practitioners are responding to pressure from executive leadership to become more strategic, in some cases eliminating tactical work through outsourcing or automation. At the same time, performance metrics emphasize the need to continue negotiating savings and managing supplier performance. This book aids practitioners in developing a vision for their medium- and long-term career goals, and shows them how to balance the need to become more strategic while out-performing tactical expectations. KEY FEATURES: --Presents a critical but honest look at all of the players within procurement and how they may experience change with the coming industry shifts --Shares the authors' valuable insights, and those gained from other thought leaders, to thoroughly cover a range of topics facing everyone in the industry --Provides research and analysis of the procurement industry that other media have been reticent to address --Covers key issues affecting procurement and provides two separate, distinct and even contrasting viewpoints that will spur discussions beyond traditional subjects --Focuses on the key relationships procurement practitioners must nurture and maintain to build influence with finance, operations, and the CEO --WAV offers survey results of CFO's View of Procurement, purchasing and supply management salaries, and links to on-demand audio interviews, blogs, and podcasts with thought leaders in the procurement field -- available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at jrosspub.com