Also written by Steve Hall:
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What skills do you need be successful in procurement?

Procurement Leaders Network

Easy answers all round – tomorrow’s procurement stars have soft skills and they’re able to influence the board, whilst coordinating cost-cutting ventures, deploying technological tools and understanding their supply market inside out. At least, if you talk to CPOs, they’ll tell you some variation of the above. The problem is, it may not always be a credible combination.