Organizations are facing unprecedented change and disruptions that threaten their future viability. Inflationary pressures, expanding regulatory requirements, pricing fluctuation, an ever-evolving industry landscape due to M&A activity, and shifts to outcome-based pricing are all key forces compelling procurement leaders to reevaluate strategies.

In the midst of continuous disruption, it’s time for procurement leaders to be the disruptors, bring the function to life, work across siloes, and shift its reputation from cost-cutting to customer-centric and business enabling; this can be achieved with wholesale transformation that engages executives and peers, allowing procurement to take on greater strategic responsibility.

Procurement needs a new perspective that is forward-looking, focused on aiming to maximize third-party relationships, innovation, integration, collaboration and data-driven performance.

The CPO agenda for the future of procurement

Leading procurement organizations have developed an agenda to deal with disruption. They are moving into the future by becoming:

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Category innovators

Use deep supply market insights and predictive analytics to deliver on organizational needs.

Customer-centric - people


Become user-friendly by delivering seamless procurement experiences and business compliance.

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Third party centric

Drive supplier performance and take partner relationships to a new level.

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Integrate within the wider supplier risk and value chain agenda, while driving a social, sustainable agenda.

They are also enabling the future of procurement with:

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Platforms, insights, and analytics

How do you capitalize on data to drive work prioritization and deliver superior procurement experiences?

The workforce of the future - employees

The workforce of the future

Are your procurement professionals ready to become relationship brokers and data masters?

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An agile operating model

How do you restructure procurement to enable flexibility and a stronger connection to other parts of the business?

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The key to success is to develop a blueprint for how your procurement team can turn disruptors into opportunities for your business. Contact us today to discuss the future of your procurement function. We’re here to help.

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