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Connect Procurement’s “S-Curve” to that of the Business

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Conrad Smith, senior director of global procurement at Adobe. 

Every procurement department needs to “right-size” itself. Although it’s natural to set our vision on a “world-class” procurement department, it’s far more important to clearly understand the stage and needs of the business we support. From startup through growth and into stabilization, the business needs us to deliver value and support directly aligned with its key business goals.