How to Get a Promotion Without Even Trying

As a procurement professional, you do your best to get your organization the best deals on the services and products it needs. If you know you do your job well, you probably want to rise in the ranks of your company and get a promotion. Career success means getting noticed and rewarded for your accomplishments. There…

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Why Honesty Matters Even When Everyone Else Tells White Lies

Not you, but reminding some adults about honesty is necessary. True more than ever is the age-old lesson that “Honesty is the best policy.” Why is this important to the procurement professional?

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Spending Other Peoples Money

What makes the procurement profession so great is getting to spend other people’s money?  Of course, that is what many outside the field think.  If you want to succeed in this career, it is critical to understand the value creation part of purchasing.

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Career Success: 5 Keys to Build Your Future

Despite the multitude of self-help books, there is no “secret formula” to success. The real core of career success is every day commitment, a willingness to learn, and the ability to analyze daily interactions objectively. It’s a matter of practical experience, judgment, foresight and luck to build your future. Step-by-step, move forward “If you are…

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Enhancing Your Procurement Skills With Big Data Thinking

Standing out as a preeminent procurement candidate requires multiple and sustained displays of abstract yet effective thinking. Given procurement’s deep roots within an organization, interviewers will search for candidates that not only demonstrate a solid understanding of basic procurement fundamentals, but also a strong ability to think “beyond the horizon”. The term comes from the…

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