Questions? My Purchasing Center Has Answers

By Susan Avery

October 28, 2011 at 9:04 AM

What skills do we need for new roles in procurement? How do we influence suppliers on technology issues? How do we manage change? What does it really mean to collaborate? How do we get the CEO’s attention?  

If you and your procurement team are searching for answers to these questions and others like it or if you’re looking for additional insight on all things procurement, you’ll want to participate in a new My Purchasing Center live event--Expert Access-Your Questions Answered by Procurement Experts. The event is made possible by Zycus. 

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Our first Q&A session is at 1 pm ET on November 1. Our procurement expert for this session is Andrew Bartolini, Managing Partner and Chief Research Officer at research and advisory firm Ardent Partners and publisher of the blog CPO Rising. He's prepared to respond to your questions on topics related to Strategic Imperatives of Procurement-People, Process & Technology. These topics include attracting and retaining talent, managing relationships with suppliers and using technology to streamline procurement processes, among others. 

How it works: Register for the event, submit your questions and attend the session on November 1. We scheduled it around lunch time so you can have a snack or cup of coffee while you listen for the response to your question. Bartolini will review the questions, select those he deems most pertinent to our audience and respond to them. We will keep confidential the name and company of the person asking the question. 

My Purchasing Center is really looking forward to this exciting new event which promises to be thought provoking, informative and educational (credit for professional recertification is available). So, think of a question or two and please join us!

To register and submit a question, please click here 

 

 



Tags: Professional development Strategic sourcing Procurement Technology
Category: Blog Post

Susan Avery

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Susan Avery is Editor-in-Chief at My Purchasing Center. She writes articles, blogs and white papers and manages and creates other content for the online procurement and supply management publication. She produces and moderates roundtable discussions, podcasts, webcasts and video interviews. Susan has 30 years experience covering procurement and supply management for Purchasing magazine and Purchasing.com. 


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