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Create Leaders In Your Procurement Team

Create leaders in your procurement team

COVID-19 has behaved like a spotlight, exposing faults in our workforce that were disguised by easier times. Now, 88% of respondents to a McKinsey survey report gaps in their procurement capability as a result of the pandemic. Companies are looking to rapidly upskill their employees, which is a shift from…
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Give it to Me Straight: How to Write Effective Tender Evaluations

For procurement officers, the job is never done. You may have gone to market and found the right tender, but now it’s time to convince the decision-makers. Tender evaluations are powerful documents, with the ability to greenlight a project and get the contract underway quickly, or act as a roadblock,…
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You Get What You Ask For: A Guide to Specification Writing

In the beginning, there was … the specification. The difference between what you needed and what you got can be traced back to this all-important document. And in today’s volatile markets, good specification writing has never been more vital. Here’s why. Problems in the specification document create ripple effects that…
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The right way to do virtual negotiations

Part science, part art, face-to-face negotiation is hard enough to master without the COVID curve ball. Unfortunately, time and tide wait for no one, so being stuck in the office or at home doesn’t mean business takes a break. Negotiations must continue, deals must be brokered, and all of it…
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Employee benchmarking is the answer to a widespread skills shortage

A magnifying glass on workers; gert employee benchmarking

Globally, procurement departments are suffering from a skills shortage. Employee benchmarking is the only way to know what areas need addressing and where you can gain a competitive advantage. New demands require new skills The perception of procurement has changed. Once considered a back-office function that existed solely to cut…
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