Welcome to another Art of Procurement Friday show. Today I’m going to talk about direct procurement specifically. And the inspiration for today’s show was a question I received recently from a US based listener, and it was on the subject of direct procurement.
But what I’m also going to do is just follow that up with another question that I was asked to answer by CIPS Supply and Management magazine on a similar topic, and that one was about the difference that someone with a career in indirect procurement should be aware of as they transition into a direct procurement role.
“Your success is going to be defined by your ability to build relationships, both internally and with external players within the ecosystem of the category that you are supporting.”
Episode Transcript (PDF):
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Links and Resources:
- 21 Tips to Help Secure Your Dream Procurement Job
- How to Start Building True Two-Way Collaborative Supplier Relationships, with Alex Short of Vizibl
Thanks for Listening!