PRINCETON, NJ, July 18, 2014 - Zycus’ July webinar, ‘Skills for the Modern Procurement Professional,’ is based on the series of articles, titled the same, by analyst firm Ardent Partners. This series published on CPO Rising website talks about breaking down the fundamental skills and capabilities that will enable procurement professionals to succeed and advance in the future.

During this interactive and engaging webinar, Ardent’s Chief Research Officer and series author, Andrew Bartolini, will present the key takeaways from this series. He will be joined by panelists Ti-na Trueba, Executive Director - Global Strategic Sourcing and Americas Shared Services, Celgene Corporation to provide a first-hand view of how CPOs value and assess procurement talent, along with Zycus' VP, Corporate Development, Richard Waugh, to highlight how technology innovations are supporting the skills required by today's procurement professional.

If we take a look at job postings for procurement positions these days, it shows that the next generation of procurement leaders are not only expected to be skilled negotiators, but should also expected to be equally adept with both “harder” highly technical skills such as advanced analytics and "softer" engagement capabilities such as supplier relationship management. These expectations are markedly different from even just a few years ago.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Gain an overview of the critical skills and competencies that drive procurement operations and enable procurement professionals to thrive in their positions
  • Understand how leading Chief Procurement Officers evaluate their staffs and rate their capabilities across these key areas
  • Learn how to improve their procurement skills and accelerate their careers

The webinar provides a first-hand view of how CPOs value and assess procurement talent and also highlights how technology innovations are supporting the skills required by today's procurement professional.

Details  
 
Date:Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time:2:00pm ET
Speaker 1 :Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer, Ardent Partners
Speaker 2:Tina Trueba, Executive Director - Global Strategic Sourcing and Americas Shared Services, Celgene Corporation
Speaker 3 :Richard Waugh, VP Corporate Development, Zycus Inc.
Attendance:On free registration, compliments of Zycus

About Ardent Partners
Ardent Partners is a research and advisory firm focused on defining, advancing, and promoting the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive business value and accelerate organizational transformation within the enterprise. Ardent Partners actively covers the supply management solutions marketplace and produces research to help business decision-makers understand the technology landscape and identify the best-fit solution(s) for their specific needs.

About Celgene Corporation
Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation. For more information, please visit www.celgene.com.


Silky Agarwal

Manager- Public Relations, Zycus Inc.
silky.agarwal@zycus.com
Direct: 1 866 563 9219

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