Procurement must find a way to balance their objectives and goals against their end users’ needs, while maintaining trust and credibility in the eyes of the end user. Here are some examples of how you can rephrase common questions to elicit more meaningful stakeholder responses.
Stakeholder Engagement: How to Measure & Improve
The topic of stakeholder engagement within procurement is a common one. This only proves how important building relationships is for procurement professionals.
White Paper - Improving Procurement's Internal Credibility: A Guide
Credibility is something we all strive for in our professional lives. We want to be trusted by our peers and have our expertise respected by management. If you feel like your organization doesn’t value your department or your role as much as it should, download this white paper to discover actionable ideas and useful tools to start building your credibility now.
Supplier Diversity: What’s In It For You?
Procurement departments have thrown around the term ‘supplier diversity’ for years now. While companies contracting with the Federal government must have a supplier diversity mandate, procurement professionals outside of the government realm are coming to realize the significant benefits of supplier diversity.
Beyond Cost-Savings: Proving Procurement’s Worth
In today’s business environment, it’s critical that every department proves its value. For procurement leaders, this often involves cost avoidance and key performance indicators (KPIs) – all effective measures for communicating to Finance. However, procurement departments offer so much more than this, and yet, these messages often aren’t conveyed to the rest of the business.