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I hope that you enjoyed the article “Big Supply Chains, Big Social Responsibility.” One of the dangers about writing about the supply chain practices of big companies like Microsoft, Levi Strauss & Co., and American Airlines is that supply chain professionals from smaller companies may think, “Ah, those things are for the big guys.  I […]

You:  “Hi, boss.  I want to transform my procurement department.” CEO:  “Go right ahead!” You:  “But I’ll need some budget to upgrade people, processes, and technology.” CEO:  “You can have whatever money you want.” You:  “I’ll also need the cooperation of other departments.” CEO:  “I’ll tell all department heads to drop whatever they are doing […]

Welcome back!  After a thrilling round of March Madness: 64 Slam Dunk Procurement Tips, we are down to our Sweet 16 procurement tips from our global purchasing experts.  The competition is getting tougher (especially #6), so let’s get started! Collaborative Procurement 1.  The ideal sourcing situation for an organization happens when a cross-functional team collaborates on […]

Last Summer, I gave a presentation to an association of regional government purchasers. I always get nervous when I speak to government purchasers.  There always seems to be two types of government purchasers: Those that acknowledge that government purchasing is behind private sector purchasing and want to apply private sector purchasing best practices to their […]

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is recruiting for a full-time position of Manager, Purchasing Services in the Financial Services division, located in Langley, B.C. This position reports to the Director, Financial Operations and provides direction, leadership and assistance to the University in areas of procurement, goods and service contracts/agreements. The manager is responsible for development of procurement […]

The Program Implementation Manager is a member of the business enablement team. We help make ideas happen at DaySpring. We deliver ideas to the marketplace on-time, accurately, and in a cost effective manner.DaySpring, a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, is a leading marketer and distributor of Christian products and gifts. DaySpring products are sold in Christian […]

Responsible for organizing initiatives with Vendor Management Facilitates/conducts competitive bids, negotiations and contracting for indirect materials and services to reduce cost and leverage spend Develop and communicate market intelligence on commodities, identify trends, emerging technologies, and commodities cost dynamics Design, develop, and implement Strategic Sourcing KPIs to effectively measure, manage, and visually show the impact […]

Come make a difference!! GA Foods is the leader in providing meal services for daily senior and childcare feeding, homebound at-risk populations, disaster victims and the military, among others. We are seeking a talented Buyer I with proven Purchasing experience to join our team at our Corporate Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, to support the […]

One of the most popular pieces of annual procurement research is back for its fifth year: The NLPA’s “Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2015” report and webinar! By attending this webinar, you will be the first to learn of some very revealing statistics about purchasing and supply management salaries. Are they going up? In […]

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