1. Articles in category: Careers

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    1. Procurement - Your profession of choice

      Explore cips.org (Aug 20 2013)

      If you have chosen a career in procurement and never looked back, why not spread the word and encourage more young people to join the profession. If you, or someone in your team is under 25 years of age and would like to share their story of how they got into procurement and why they are glad they did, then we’d like to hear from you. E-mail a Youtube or Dropbox link of your 30 second video clip to emma.scott@cips.org by 6th Sept and if your story is chosen for our website we’ll send you ...

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      Mentions:   CIPS

    2. Size matters for only some in procurement salaries

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jul 31 2013)

      Our latest salary survey details the relationship between company size and wages. Interestingly, for most people, salaries are unaffected by organisational size. If the organisation annual turnover is less than €300 million, or over €10 billion, the earning of buyers or category managers remain the same. However, the difference for senior levels of management is significantly more profound. For a company spending less than €300 million, CPOs would expect to chalk up an annual salary valued at a shade below €200,000 a year. At the opposite end of the spectrum, a head of purchasing earn more than double this ...

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    3. “Celebrating Procurement Excellence” in the South African Public Sector

      Explore MarketSqr (Apr 25 2013)

      “Celebrating Procurement Excellence” in the South African Public Sector

      The inaugural All About Public Procurement Awards (AAPP Awards) will take place on the 15th of August 2013 at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. This is an initiative of the State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum (SOEPF) in partnership with CIPS Africa coinciding with the longstanding CIPS Annual Dinner and Awards.

      Entries are invited from all Procurement and SCM officials in all tiers of the South African government and State Owned Enterprises.

       

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      Mentions:   CIPS   Johannesburg

    4. Lack of female CPOs 'a disappointment'

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 7 2013)

      As International Women's Day takes place today, professionals told SM more needs to be done to increase female representation in senior procurement roles. Robyn Wright, a principal at AT Kearney said: “Women are good buyers, great managers and excellent drivers of category management – CPO [representation is] the disappointment. “For a profession that has 50/50 intake of men and women it’s a shame that this is not the case for the top executive roles. Women are not perceived as great leaders and action needs to be taken.” 

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      Mentions:   Sarah Ellis   BAA

    5. Procurement consulting: Trading places?

      Explore Google FeedBurner (Jan 30 2013)

      Feeling jaded with your current role in procurement?  Think that the grass must be greener elsewhere?  You could try your hand at procurement consulting... It’s ironic: the people who have probably done the most to scare management consultants over the last decade are joining them. But to be fair to these gamekeepers-turned-poachers, the influx of fresh thinking is revolutionising this part of the consulting industry – and may have wider implications. 

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      Mentions:   KPMG

    6. CPOs explain how to boost your career

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 4 2012)

      Find a mentor, identify your strengths and enjoy the moment more was among the advice a panel of senior procurement professionals gave purchasers at yesterday’s CIPS Annual Conference.  During a lively discussion, three top CPOs offered the audience some interesting and diverse tips on how to develop their careers.

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      Mentions:   Apple   CIPS

    7. Purchasers keen to relocate abroad for career development

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 18 2012)

      A survey has found more than half of buyers would consider moving overseas to further their careers, with a quarter actively pursuing the opportunity.  More than 60 per cent of respondents named the US as their preferred location, with Switzerland and Asia following closely behind with 53 per cent and 42.7 per cent respectively.

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      Mentions:   USA   Asia   Switzerland

    8. Is procurement the new marketing?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Sep 12 2012)

      Jan Piskadlo, procurement director, emerging markets, APAC & Japan at GlaxoSmithKline, is a firm believer that procurement is a career to rival more traditional options such as marketing or finance, something he expressed during an excellent presentation at the Procurement Leaders Forum in Singapore where he was discussing how to attract generation Y to procurement.

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      Mentions:   Asia   Singapore

    9. Asking Questions on a Procurement Interview

      Explore Charles' Purchasing Certification Blog (Aug 28 2012)

      I hope that you have enjoyed the article "Procurement Interviews: Questions & Stories." As alluded to in the article, hiring managers often don't limit their judgment of you to just how you answer their questions. They also judge you on the quality of the questions that you ask them! In the article, I gave examples of six questions to consider asking a manager hiring for a procurement position. Here are a few more that you may want to consider: *

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    10. Procurement pays. And in more ways than one

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Aug 6 2012)

      If anyone needs proof of the rising status of procurement professionals, all they need to do is read the latest Procurement Leaders Salary Report. The report covers the second quarter of 2012 and it shows average total compensation - salaries and bonuses - of €110,290. On 12 April 2012, when the survey closed, that equaled $145,000.

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      Mentions:   London   CIPS

    11. Transnet appoints Anoj Singh as CFO

      Explore iol.co.za (Jun 25 2012)

      Transnet appoints Anoj Singh as CFO

      Transnet has appointed Anoj Singh as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 July 2012. ||| State-owned transport and logistics company Transnet has appointed Anoj Singh as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 July 2012. Singh will also be an executive director of the company together with the Group Chief Executive. Singh‚ a Chartered Accountant‚ holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Durban Westville – now University of KwaZulu-Natal. In addition to attending various committees of the Board‚ he will lead all aspects of the company’s financial strategy‚ including adherence ...

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    12. Women in procurement paid 30% less than men

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jun 12 2012)

      Women in procurement paid 30% less than men

      A recent survey of procurement professionals has revealed stark wage differences between men and women.

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    13. Procurement Intentions: CPOs target larger teams

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jun 12 2012)

      Procurement Intentions: CPOs target larger teams

      The results of the June Procurement Intentions survey have indicated that over the next 3 months 31% of CPOs intend to hire more staff, compared to 18% last month.

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    14. Lessons from a very public resignation

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (May 28 2012)

      Most everyone has heard of Goldman Sachs, the global banking and securities firm. And by now, most have probably heard of Greg Smith, former executive director and former head of the firm’s US equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. I don’t know if Smith is right about his assessment of the firm, or if Goldman Sachs’ rebuttal is right. But I think there are a few lines from the column that hold lessons for procurement.

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      Mentions:   Africa   Goldman Sachs

    15. Attracting the next generation - is procurement doomed to be stuck with mediocre talent?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (May 14 2012)

      As more procurement organisations join the fray to fight for a handful of individuals with the capabilities to take their functions forward, the message they’re selling them isn’t always one that can compete with other areas of the business. The more sophisticated procurement organisations are coming up with some clever answers to talent-related questions in order to snare the employees they need.

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      Mentions:   Switzerland

    16. Purchasers in support services earn the highest remuneration

      Explore supplymanagement.com (May 3 2012)

      Promotion and career development are important considerations when moving jobs, according to the results of the CIPS Africa and Ernst & Young Southern African Supply Chain Survey. In terms of motivation to move jobs, the survey found buyers are more driven by career progression than by earning more money.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   CIPS

    17. When Choosing a Job, Culture Matters

      Explore HBR Blog Network (May 2 2012)

      When Choosing a Job, Culture Matters

      Some organizations will excite you. They'll stimulate your success and growth. . They may lead you to quit before you've accomplished much or learned what you hoped to. With the pressure (or excitement) of finding a new job, it's all too easy to pursue a job opportunity or to accept an offer with only a hazy view of how the institution really operates

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    18. It’s indeed a man’s world in procurement – latest salary survey results

      Explore procurement-iu.com (Apr 18 2012)

      It’s indeed a man’s world in procurement – latest salary survey results

      A recent PIU study shows that women’s salaries still very much lag behind men’s. Following from Sanna Pearson's blog, it seems as though the careers of female procurement officers cannot breach the glass ceiling.

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      Mentions:   Procurement Intelligence Unit

    19. Break the deadlock

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Apr 10 2012)

      At some point in one’s working life a question like this arises: ‘Am I really where I want to be or has my career stalled?’ Sometimes the answer comes easily, but often there is just a general feeling of dissatisfaction ........ Here are five things you can do to help future-proof your career.

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    20. What skills do you need be successful in procurement?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Mar 27 2012)

      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.

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    21. Gamblers unanimous

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Mar 26 2012)

      There has been much written and spoken about the best backgrounds for success as a procurement chief. There has been less written about the kinds of other careers a background in procurement could lead to. There have been some stunning examples in the past, such as the elevation at Chrysler in the late 1990s of CPO Thomas Stallkamp to the positions of company president and vice chairman of the board. His promotion showed the respect a thoroughly professional procurement executive could command

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      Mentions:   Japan   Chrysler

    22. Pay rates rise for junior managers, but fall for senior managers

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 22 2012)

      The average pay of junior purchasing managers increased by 6.7 per cent on 2011's figures, according to the CIPS/Croner Salary Survey 2012 published today.

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      Mentions:   CIPS   David Noble

    23. CIPS president calls on buyers to recruit their successors

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 14 2012)

      David Smith: "I'm asking you to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to consider the opportunities within procurement."

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      Mentions:   David Smith   CIPS

    24. Supply Chain Education - January 2012

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Jan 30 2012)

      Supply Chain Education - January 2012

      Which skills and competencies are hiring managers emphasizing in their job openings today? How well are the universities preparing students for a career in logistics and supply chain management? A new survey from SCMR and Logistics Management reveals some of the answers. Click here to read more Education and the Skills Needed to Succeed in Today's Supply Chain Tuesday, January

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