New Year, New Series: Stories from Real Procurement Professionals

It’s a new year, and it’s time for some new post series here on Spend Matters. While the editorial team has been bandying around quite a few ideas – which, as they get fully baked out, we will reveal to you – one series that we are kicking off today is one of personal narrative essays from procurement practitioners.

We ran and will continue to run our usual content, of course. How to slash costs. How to boost supply chain visibility. How to use Technology X to solve Procurement Problem Y. How to innovate in the year 2017, 2018, 2019… You get the point. However, this new series will be focused on storytelling.

It will hopefully serve two purposes: one, to pay homage to Spend Matters’ roots as a personal blog; and two, to hear and share the stories of procurement professionals out there in the field, dealing with and solving day-to-day challenges.

We hope that you will find these stories fascinating, educational and even inspirational. Take for example the current hot topic of freelancers and contingent workforce. Look out for a post next week from Rebecca Karp, a procurement professional who transitioned to a freelance career, on the factors that led to her decision and how a freelance career can be just as successful. In Karp’s words: “This is a career choice. It is frustrating when people act like freelancing means you’re between jobs.”

And owing to the nature of this series, we want – and need – to hear from you! Are you a procurement practitioner with a story to tell? Or do you know of someone who would be a good fit for this series?

Tell us in the comments!

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