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CPO Study 2015

ProcureCon's most senior level report, the 2015 CPO study contains insights and case studies from leaders in the procurement community, covering leading topics which include:

  • Deepening relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Applying the latest in technology
  • Identifying the next generation of procurement talent
  • The latest sources of disruption around the role

Helming a movement away from a traditional back office role, the CPO is rapidly becoming a trusted and integral member of the C-Suite within forward thinking businesses. Procurement, having proven the ability to create savings, is now looking to go further towards unlocking value. This includes looking at categories of indirect spend that may not have been scrutinized before, working more closely with other business leaders, as well as participating in discussions related to the general direction of the business.

Click to download the research report based on the opinions and case studies of CPOs who participated in an invite-only roundtable held at ProcureCon Indirect West 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

CPO Study 2015.pdf

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