It's about time Procurement got a seat at the table.
All of the core processes and enablers we have talked about through this year’s Real World Procurement Series (sourcing, transactional management, supplier management, people and tools) don't help the procurement function if the rest of the organisation is not convinced that procurement is truly adding value!
In this session, we will look at how procurement can forecast, track, communicate and realise the benefits and value that we all believe are possible through excellent procurement performance.
That starts with procurement's role in planning and forecasting, both at a functional level and into the business. It continues through tracking, reporting and management of procurement activities. Benefits realisation - not just "savings" - is then key of course.
But as well as the hard numbers, we will look at some of the "marketing" tools and ideas we have seen work effectively in terms of promoting the function. That needs to be based on solid results, but procurement can certainly learn from our colleagues in sales and marketing in terms of some of those communication approaches.
About the Real World Procurement Series
This briefing is part of the Real World Procurement Series - a collection of practical, experience-based briefings delivered by industry experts. The briefings are aimed at CPOs, Heads of Procurement, and Procurement & Sourcing Directors. Alternatively, your CPO or Head of Procurement could nominate you and/or members of your team to attend these briefings.
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