Diversity is key to the evolving procurement function
Historically, procurement used to be seen as administrative, process driven, reactive and policy focused – now, we are finally being seen as strategic business partners. As the function has changed and evolved, so have the requirements of those working in the space. “It’s important now more than ever that procurement professionals have a broad business acumen, both from an understanding and skill perspective.
Now, it’s not just qualifications and knowledge, but soft skills such as negotiation and innovation that are key to winning in the procurement sphere.