4 Vital Procurement Presentation Topics

PurchTips edition #255


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What Should Be In A Procurement Presentation?

If you've been asked to give a procurement presentation to executives, what should you include? While it's impossible to give a list of procurement presentation topics that will please every executive every time, here are four common topics that appeal to most executives.

  1. Return on Investment. Salaries, benefits, computers, offices, technology, and training are just a few of the expenses that are incurred because of the existence of a procurement department. But good procurement departments also save money and some even generate revenue. That additional savings and revenue can be referred to as "procurement value." Showing how many Dollars, Euro, etc. in procurement value is being generated for every Dollar, Euro, etc. spent on procurement expenses is the organization's return on investment in procurement - a key executive measurement.
  2. Continuous Improvement. Executives want their organizations to get better all the time. So, show executives how your relevant procurement performance measures are improving over time. For example, executives would love to see every year's procurement cost savings being higher than the previous year's.
  3. Performance vs. the Industry. Executives strive to make their organizations best-in-class. So, gather industry statistics, benchmark your procurement department, and share how you compare. Hopefully, you're performing better!
  4. Contribution to Organizational Goals. Executives want to know how their teams are supporting organizational goals. Know precisely what those organizational goals are and the key performance indicators (KPI's) executives use to evaluate success. Then, illustrate how procurement activity is contributing to the goals. For example, if a KPI is earnings per share (EPS), show how much EPS the procurement team has contributed through its work.

Be sure to use easy-to-understand charts and avoid jargon when delivering your procurement presentation.

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