The Indirect Procurement Leaders News website, aims to focus on the most pressing issues surrounding indirect procurement and how industry can learn and adapt to face these issues. With news gained from a vast network of industry leaders, we aim to provide the most thought provoking and pressing news about this ever evolving expertise.
What is Indirect Procurement?
Indirect Procurement is the acquiring of intangible goods and services for a company. These services can be legal, financial, marketing, recruitment, IT, software and much more. As companies are focusing on the outsourcing of these services and attempting to find the best indirect procurement solutions across a broad selection of services, the need for procurement officers to acquire new skill sets is becoming more and more apparent.
Why is it Important
The days when Procurement Leaders could focus only on the easy savings a company could make, such as energy, and utilities, are gone. While making these savings are still important, what is more pressing is how to streamline a company to make it more efficient while cutting back costs in those areas where the procurement officers traditionally have had no say.
Liasing with Marketing, Legal, HR, IT and other departments requires a certain percentage of knowledge of how these departments work, and how you can best persuade them that the cutbacks you suggest, will deliver not only short term savings, but long term improvements.
Indrect Procurement Leaders News will equip you with new ideas, strategies and - even more crucially – an in-depth understanding of the skills to develop those ideas into achievable solutions.