The “Stakeholder whisperer”: effective stakeholder management for successful projects!

“There are 10,000 of them. There's one of me. It’s impossible to pay attention to all of them!” I’ve now forgotten how many times I’ve heard a Procurement manager saying this! If you’re a Procurement Manager, I bet that you’ve said this at least once in your life! That phrase encompasses all the...

Be the protagonist of the show! – Lessons learnt from my first boss

The first time I met him, he was at his desk in his office. I was a young university student trying to land an internship at one of the most renowned FMCG companies, and he was the said company Finance Manager. I eventually landed that internship which would later become my very first job as a...

Policies by design – 5 steps to improve your internal policies management

Several policies and procedures rule life in a corporate environment. They come in all colours and shapes: ranging from the purchase of stationery to more complex matters such as how to handle corporate travel. Some policies have only internal relevance and affect solely employees (i.e. what kind...

Make the difference with services procurement

 Services represent a growing cost category for many organizations, yet they’re not always appropriately managed when it comes to their procurement. They are a very vast and varied category ranging from Professional Services, to Business Travel and Fleet, including also Facilities (such as...

The dawn of a new Procurement – Reignite your business with a partnership for growth

Those who work in the world of Procurement have or have had a particular supplier. That Supplier with whom you can talk about everything, who supports you and advises you when you‘re out of your depth and who builds with you (the Client) the best solution for a problem. These suppliers have a...

Make the difference with services procurement

Make the difference with services procurement

 Services represent a growing cost category for many organizations, yet they’re not always appropriately managed when it comes to their procurement. They are a very vast and varied category ranging from Professional Services, to Business Travel and Fleet, including...

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A deal with the devil – Lessons learnt from skiing

A deal with the devil – Lessons learnt from skiing

I signed a deal with the devil. In exchange for a beautiful black down jacket, I fell in love with from a prestigious shop in downtown Milan. My devil did not look like Brad Pitt (who can forget“I am Joe Black”?!?!), but the beautiful blue ski suit of the ski...

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