By Dennis Bouley
The EPIC Awards recognize and celebrate the most innovative, dynamic, and accomplished procurement leaders. This year, nominations will be accepted for individual and team innovation, rising stars, career achievement, and supplier excellence. The awards are a great opportunity to motivate procurement teams and to recognize their hard work, while also celebrating their sourcing success. The winners of each category will be announced and showcased at the annual ProcureCon Indirect East conference that will take place from February 20-February 22, 2018 on beautiful Amelia Island, Florida.
The benefits of nomination
Participation in the awards process elevates credibility and thought leadership in procurement and helps participants to gain recognition of all of their ground-breaking work. The program presents an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions of those whose work has evolved and elevated the procurement profession.
All winners will be prominently profiled and showcased in the mypurchasingcenter.com website and eZine along with recognition on the EPIC Awards website. In addition, all winners will receive a complementary one-night stay at the ProcureCon East host hotel during the conference (Team and Supplier winners will receive 1 night per team).
All award finalists and nominators of the EPIC Career/Rising Star award winners will receive (1) complementary registration to a ProcureCon event of their choice.
Criteria and logistics
The nomination process begins in October, 2017, four months prior to the awards ceremony. About a month before the ceremony, three (3) finalists will be announced for each category.
The finalists and award winners are selected by a panel of independent judges jointly selected by ProcureCon and mypurchasingcenter.com. Self-nominations are permitted for all categories except for Supplier Excellence and Rising Star.
In 2018, five general categories will be judged. Each category features its own set of questions designed to help judges properly evaluate the nominees’ successes. Listed below are the award categories under consideration:
This award recognizes efforts that achieve outstanding corporate/indirect sourcing and procurement results. Please note: Individuals may nominate themselves.
This award recognizes an individual with 20 years or more of procurement experience who has produced outstanding results over that time in corporate/indirect sourcing. Please note: Individuals may nominate themselves.
This award recognizes a younger, talented individual who achieves outstanding corporate/indirect sourcing and procurement results. Please note: Individuals must be nominated by their manager or another team member to be considered for the award.
This award recognizes team efforts in achieving outstanding corporate/indirect sourcing and procurement results. Please note: Teams can be self nominated.
This award recognizes the role and importance of top supplier partners in achieving outstanding sourcing results. Please note: Suppliers must be nominated by a practitioner client to be considered for the award.
Entering a 2018 EPIC Awards nomination
Any interested participants should follow the procedure listed below to submit nominations:
If you have any questions about your nomination or submission, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at our special upcoming Awards event this February in Florida!
Dennis Bouley is Editorial Director of MyPurchasingCenter.com and special advisor to MediaSolve Group, a strategic B2B marketing services firm focused on helping companies and institutions leverage the web and social media to achieve business goals. He spent 18 years at Schneider Electric as Managing Editor of Global Publications, and was responsible for cross-division management of the corporation’s white paper and customer success story processes. Prior to that, he spent 10 years working for IBM managing both small and large accounts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island and holds a Certificat Annuel from the Sorbonne in Paris, France.
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