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Human Resources

Webinar:
Future of Procurement The Human Challenge

THIS WEBINAR WAS RECORDED ON THE

February 03, 2016

DURATION

60 min

webinar description

Procurement is becoming more strategic, collaborative, and technology-driven than ever before. This transition puts a lot of pressure on employees, and many are not prepared. What’s more, executives and practitioners do not always share the same vision of their future in the profession.

Join Oxford Economics, along with an executive and a practitioner from COACH, to get some real-world perspectives on these topics and more. Hear how procurement organizations are dealing with challenges related to recruitment, training, and employee engagement, and what is at stake for those that fail to address these issues. You’ll come away with new insights into...

Finding – and keeping – the best employees. Get the facts on which capabilities are most in demand, and which skill sets procurement professionals are lacking.
Building employee engagement. Find out whether or not procurement practitioners are satisfied with their jobs, and what the most satisfied workers are doing differently.
Transitioning to a strategic function. Hear how the right team can power procurement’s strategic transformation.
Register now for a thought-provoking panel discussion of these questions, and more.

Reasons to attend the webinar:
  • Hear a thought-provoking panel discussion including members of the COACH procurement team

  • Hear how the right team can power procurement’s strategic transformation

  • Find out whether or not procurement practitioners are satisfied with their jobs, and what the most satisfied workers are doing differently

Speakers:
Ariba, an SAP Company
Emily Rakowski
Oxford Economics
Edward Cone

Kelly Barner owns, manages, and edits Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from the numerous roles she has held during her 15 years in procurement. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not for resale sourcing team, specializing in systems implementation and hired services category sourcing. She spent three years as the Associate Director of consulting services at Emptoris before it was acquired by IBM in 2011.

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