Procurement is from Mars and Finance is from Jupiter: How to Align Planets [PRO]

There is no Venus here (that’s a post for another day on working with Marketing). 

Mars might be the god of war and mighty in its own right – ready to battle any time with a combative supplier or recalcitrant internal stakeholder. But Jupiter is the king of gods: large, distant, cold, foreboding. These gods might seem similar, and in the business world, Procurement and Finance should in theory be highly aligned and focused on cost management, risk mitigation, quantitative analysis, and other areas. Alas, there are many things that keep the two groups form singing planet Kumbaya – read through as we list them out and give some suggestions on how to align and conquer (no lightning bolts or Holst necessary).

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