When you’re just breaking into the pro- curement and supply chain manage- ment field, learning what your peers
have done — and are doing — can be invaluable. After all, the profession has been steadily
gaining corporate traction for many years now,
and CPOs now share the boardroom with chief
executive officers at organizations both large
and small, around the world. Because supply
management is a powerful player in today’s business environment, your first steps up the career
ladder must be precise, effective and strong.
In this article, past recipients of R. Gene Richter
Scholarships share insights and experiences
regarding what they’ve found to be most
critical to their burgeoning careers. Whether
it’s learning to balance relationships and read
nonverbal cues, or being ready to take on a task
that might seem impossible at first, these young
professionals have embraced the dynamic and
exciting career path of supply management.
Here are some tips and thoughts on what they have
learned since earning their Richter scholarships.
Key Skills in Your Procurement
Learning how to work with people is a key that
unlocks several doors along a supply management
By Lisa Arnseth
How do you get your procurement and supply chain
management career off on the right foot? Three young practitioners in
the field discuss the skills, expectations and opportunities that have been
critical to their professional success.
Step Into Procurement