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How to Win Like a Negotiations Ninja

When you think of the word “ninja,” what comes to mind? Black outfits? Nunchucks? Turtles? What about sourcing and procurement?  Not all sourcing professionals may be martial arts masters, but Sourcing’s daily work of negotiating with suppliers and stakeholders requires just as much precision and dedication. That’s why we hit the road last week with… read more

Procurement Leader

[VIDEO] Confidence, Talent, and Impact: Making a Procurement Leader

“It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish?’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?’ Paradigm shift.”  –Brene Brown On Friday, my LinkedIn feed was full of inspirational quotes and accomplishments in celebration of International Women’s Day. I loved seeing my peers, colleagues, and former bosses posting about the inspiring female leaders who have impacted their… read more

Defining KPIs

Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders: Defining KPIs to Make Your Blueprint a Reality

More than half of procurement leaders surveyed do not believe that they have the capability in their teams to deliver their procurement strategyٰ¹. Thus, CPOs know they must change how they operate to succeed. To accelerate industry performance, the Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders (SVSL) meet once every quarter to elevate core capabilities through knowledge sharing… read more

sourcing leaders

In a New York Minute: Sourcing Pros Explain Finding Needles in a Haystack

Sourcing leaders bring unique skill sets that aid them in melding the right strategies, suppliers, partners, and tools needed to impact the business. But often times, when you’re up against an endless surge of incoming requests, “doing it all” feels more like finding needles in a haystack. Addressing this topic, the New York City Sourcing… read more