Not all successful procurement leaders have the heady designation of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). Forget the title, it is just a label. What is important is that for any person to lead a procurement organization, he or she requires a basketful of skills and abilities.
The good news is that no one person in a leadership position in procurement is in possession of all skills, as we well-know. Most technical skills such as strategic sourcing and contracts management can be learned over time through training and experience. The jury is still out on whether behavioural traits like the ability to lead teams and communicate effectively can be developed.
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