Although many procurement organisations are able to demonstrate a clear and attractive career path, the onus placed on business acumen and commercial experience in leadership positions should drive functions to develop their future leaders by offering them opportunities to develop these important traits.
Instead, the results of Procurement Leaders Salary Survey 2018 suggest that many procurement teams are paying a premium to attract talent from elsewhere.
This is a situation that just isn’t sustainable. Procurement chiefs should be looking at what they can do with the team they have first before broadening their scope and looking outside.
This article is a piece of independent writing by a member of Procurement Leaders’ content team.