Thursday, 20 November 2014

Procurement Skills & Careers, The Next 10 Years

Authored by Soraya Sackey

Last week we held the final set of Real World Sourcing briefings in the series on Procurement Skills & Careers, The Next 10 Years and Maximizing Success from eAuctions. The series, a joint partnership between Tejari and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS MENA) together with industry experts Peter Smith and Guy Allen has been a favorite amongst procurement professionals in the region with over 600 delegates attending the series since its launch last year.

The Dubai briefing, Procurement Skills & Careers, The Next 10 Years looked at how the profession is likely to develop over the next ten years, and what this means in terms of procurement careers, skills and therefore training and development needs. We also discussed what the balance will look like between technical, behavioural and category skills and how procurement professionals can best position themselves and their functions to succeed.

In Abu Dhabi, expert Guy Allen ran a live eAuction asking delegates to bid on a 500 Dirham note and highlighted the fact that the concept of the eAuction has not lived up to its initial promise, both in terms of breadth of use and also success factors. In this briefing he explored some of the myths around eAuctions whilst giving delegates a guide as to when to use eAuctions and how to make them effective.

If you were not able to join us on the day you can access a copy of the presentation slides from both briefings via the link below:

Listen out for more news on the 2015 Real World Sourcing Series, a compilation of all brieifng slides and at the end of the year an announcement on the winner for the 2014 Real World Sourcing Scholarship fund of 10,000AED.

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