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Chief Procurement Officer  // Posts tagged as "Chief Procurement Officer"

CPO Rising 2017 Topic: Strategies to Build a Better CFO Relationship

Building and maintaining a healthy working relationship with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an integral part of many Chief Procurement Officer’s (CPO’s) job — largely because many CPOs report directly to CFOs, but also because AP/Finance and Procurement are such integral partners. As a result, building better CFO-CPO relationships will be a big topic at CPO...

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CPO Rising 2017: Stepping Inside the Procurement Mindset

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). CPO Rising 2017: Stepping Inside the Procurement Mindset Recent studies of human behavior and thinking invariably show that there are a large number of natural...

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More CPO Rising 2017 Summit Themes!

On November 8 & 9, 2017, a select group of Chief Procurement Officers and other business leaders will come together at the Harvard Club in Boston’s Back Bay for the CPO Rising 2017 Summit, an executive symposium brought to you by Ardent Partners. The unparalleled speaker panel will highlight procurement-led innovation within the enterprise and across the...

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Are You Coming to the CPO Rising 2017 Summit?

As you may have heard, The CPO Rising 2017 Summit is set for Boston on November 8 & 9. Tickets are on sale now and early bird pricing is available until July 31. The speaker lineup will be unrivaled and the event is a must-attend show for Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives. If...

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CPO Rising 2017: Staying Focused on the Long Game in Procurement

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). Complacency Kills When discussing recent trends in procurement, the Great Recession of 2008 – 2009 remains an easy reference point to highlight the impact that a...

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CPO News – June 23, 2017

NIU Names Antoinette Bridges Director of Procurement Services and Contract Management Last week, Northern Illinois University named Antoinette Bridges as its newest Director of Procurement Services and Contract Management, effective July 1. She is currently the Associate Director of Procurement Services and Contract Management, and in her new role will be responsible for all procurement and...

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The CPO Rising 2017 Summit Major Themes – The Agility Agenda

For CPOs and other procurement executives looking to drive more agility through their department, the CPO Rising 2017 Summit will be an event you do not want to miss. If you would like to learn more about our event, or wish to register, please click here.

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What Makes Intelligent Procurement “Intelligent?” (Webinar)

Have you ever wondered what truly constitutes artificial intelligence, and what its value proposition is for procurement? Then this webinar is for you! Join us on June 27, 2017 at 2 PM EST for a free webinar, Intelligent Procurement: How Artificial Intelligence Can Expand Value, sponsored by GEP. For nearly two decades, B2B technology has evolved...

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CPO Rising Summit – Call for Speakers

Ardent Partners is looking for Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives from all industries and geographies to present on mainstage presentations, lead breakout sessions, and join executive panel discussions at CPO Rising 2017. If you or someone you know is an experienced procurement leader with a gift for communication and a passion for procurement,...

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ISM 2017 Round-Up: Top Five Highlights from Orlando

Last week, Andrew Bartolini and I had the great pleasure of attending the Institute for Supply Management’s 102nd annual conference in sunny (and muggy) Orlando, Florida. The four-day event featured renowned procurement leaders, industry practitioners, and prestigious public figures from around the world who descended upon Disney World to learn from each other, be inspired...

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