This week is Big Idea Week on the Art of Procurement – a mini series of shorter interviews with procurement thought leaders ahead of their participation in the Procurious Big Idea Summit.
In today’s interview, I talked with Chris Sawchuk. Chris is a Principal, and the Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader at The Hackett Group. Chris and I focused on the findings of Hackett’s 2016 CPO Key Issues Study. As part of the conversation, we touched on CPO priorities, how world class procurement organizations are becoming trusted business advisors, and the need for CPO’s to focus on agility in times of rapid change.
“We need to ask our stakeholders ‘what are you focused on’? Let them talk about themselves, and then we can go back and figure out how what we can do to help them.”
In this episode, you will learn:
- The top findings of The Hackett Group Procurement Key Issues study – what are procurement’s objectives in 2016?
- The most important factor that determines if you will be able to transition your procurement organization to become a trusted business advisor.
- How procurement leaders can being to build agility into their organizational design by using new and varied delivery models.
- The number one thing that Chris suggests procurement professionals do today to increase the value they deliver for their stakeholders.
Procurious Big Idea Week:
To sign up to be a digital delegate at the 2016 Procurious Big Idea Summit on April 21st, check out the Summit website, here. To listen to other interviews with Big Idea Summit speakers, find them here.
Links and Resources:
- Subscribe to The Art of Procurement
- Chris Sawchuk on LinkedIn and Procurious
- The CPO Agenda: 2016 Procurement Key Issues White Paper (The Hackett Group)
Thanks for Listening!