Inside Procurement Podcast: Aligning Procurement Strategy with Corporate Strategy



In the first podcast of 2019, we discuss ‘procurement strategy’. Not a new concept, but for many this just meant achieving core goals – such as reducing cost by 5% YoY. Recently however, there have been significant developments within the procurement function, resulting in leaders becoming far more sophisticated in how they conceptualise their strategies, but most importantly, how those strategies can support the company’s overall business goals.

In this podcast we pick two important aspects of strategy:

  1. What is strategy – ‘procurement strategy’ in particular?
  2. How can companies ensure their procurement strategy is aligned with the overall corporate strategy?

Listen to the full podcast to learn more about how the procurement function has an increasingly important and broader role to play in driving the success of corporate strategy.

Omer Abdullah

Omer Abdullah

Omer Abdullah is Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Smart Cube, a global provider of procurement intelligence and analytics, including category excellence, commodity volatility management, supply chain analytics and supplier engagement strategies across sectors including Life Sciences, CPG and Industrials. Omer leads the company's business across The Americas.

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