At the recent CIPS conference, Ellis Watson, a veteran CEO with an impressive CV, called for procurement practitioners to display passion in everything they do. “Step up and take your message out to the business,” was his plea. I’ve been thinking about this and reached the conclusion that passion is not enough. (more…)
Speaking at the CIPS Conference 2011, Ellis Watson, managing director of newspapers at publisher DC Thomson, said: “When you have good procurement it’s one of the most liberating tools in an organisation’s armoury. I know the difference you make is enormous.” (more…)
Here is SM’s round-up of the day’s action, and if you would like to relive the whole day in full, you can view a replay of the live blog, by clicking here.
David Noble likened the procurement profession to a solid Premier League football team, but one that currently lacks the top stars. He said now is the time for purchasing to develop young people so they can be the superstars of tomorrow. (more…)