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How UBER Drives Scale and Standardization in Sourcing

What’s the secret to scaling and standardizing your sourcing strategy? Watch this Throwback Thursday video and learn how Uber’s Head of Global Strategic Sourcing has focused on people, process, and technology to deliver impact beyond a savings number. “I think everyone’s at Uber is a Scout user here, so you know how easy it is… read more

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4 Ways to Attract Talent

4 Ways to Be a Magnet for Top-Performing Sourcing Talent

When it seems like every company is using the latest technology to find new talent, touting never-ending perks, and aggressively poaching up-and-comers, how do you set your company and your procurement team apart? How do you attract, retain, and develop a stellar procurement team that will give you a competitive advantage? Don’t worry, this isn’t… read more

Procurement Transformation

How to Succeed in Procurement Transformation Without Really Trying

Here at New York City Sourcing Leaders, an innovative NYC-based network of sourcing and procurement leaders inspired by knowledge sharing and collaboration, we’re all practical visionaries with big plans. But even the grandest of plans always start with small steps toward success. In 2002, the British cycling team had won just one medal in 76… read more

Scout Anaplan sourcing

Sourcing, Connected: How Anaplan Empowered a Proactive Procurement Team

When Sarah Toomey accepted a new position leading Anaplan’s procurement team in 2017, she didn’t know her de facto title would be “chief firefighter.” This quickly became apparent. The small procurement team, with Sarah now at the helm, was supporting over 700 employees in a dozen offices globally. To support the business’ hyper-growth, they were… read more

Scout Customer Award

Powerful Partnerships: Putting Customer Trust at the Center of Everything We Do

Chief among Scout’s company core values is the call to “obsess over customers,” and, honestly, all of the technological innovation and product advancements we make are useless unless they result in significant change for our customers. Our job is to empower our customers to better serve their own customers, causing a powerful, positive ripple effect… read more

SVSL: Aligning Sourcing with GDPR – Are You Putting Your Company at Risk?

How are you dealing with data privacy at your company? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the sweeping law that governs the treatment of personal data of European Union (EU) citizens by any entity around the world, poses important considerations and presents considerable risk for sourcing organizations. Recently, Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders (SVSL) held an in-depth… read more