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Procurement Education and Skills – Interview with Dr Jo Meehan

If  you are back at work today - well done!  Continuing our review of 2017 articles, one of our favourite interviews of 2017 was with […]

Retaining Procurement Talent – Lessons From Spurs

Another of our favourite articles from 2017 ... Regular readers know that anything can set us off with a thought or idea about procurement that […]

Coffee with Melinda Johnson – Health Commercial Director Impresses at HCSA Event

We’re going to have a few articles this week (and probably into next) about last week’s HCSA (Health Care Supply Association) conference, covering my own […]

What Makes a Successful Procurement Leader (Part 2)

In Part 1 yesterday we talked about George Owens, who won the Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year award in Berlin recently at the […]

What Makes a Successful Procurement Leader? (Part 1)

Many, many words have been written about procurement leadership and what makes a successful procurement director, CPO or equivalent. We should always be careful about […]

Procurement Has Advanced In 30 Years – But Not That Much!

This was from Supply Management last week, in their coverage of the CIPS SM Awards. “When I started 30 years ago [procurement] wasn’t really a […]

The Prodigal Returns – Justin Sadler-Smith Comes Back to Procurement with SAP Ariba

We heard yesterday that Justin Sadler-Smith is taking up a new role at SAP Ariba next week, as Head of the SAP Ariba UK business. […]

Andrew Forzani Jets In As New Procurement Commander At UK Ministry Of Defence

Andrew Forzani has been appointed the new Ministry of Defence Chief Commercial Officer. He takes over from Steve Morgan, who we believe is retiring. Morgan […]

Department of Health Scores Top Drugs Man As Commercial Supremo

Last week the UK Department of Health appointed its first ever Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Oldfield. We described the job here when it was advertised […]

New Challenges for Alex Kleiner – European Boss Leaves Coupa After “Six Great Years”

The Coupa story will no doubt make a decent business book one day, describing how Rob Bernshteyn and his team took the firm from tiny […]

An Evening with Paul Howard – New Zealand Defence Force Procurement Leader

On Friday we mentioned my evening with Paul Howard, previously a procurement executive in several UK central government organisations. Paul moved out to New Zealand […]