PRINCETON, NJ, June 23, 2015 While high-quality procurement talent can be a major competitive differentiator, at the same time, meeting the demands of the business increasingly requires interpersonal skills and business acumen that are in scarce supply in many procurement organizations.

The Hackett Group’s recent ‘Skills and Talent Outlook’ study looked at procurement to determine the skills that are in demand today and what organizations are doing to attract, develop, and retain top talent. The research shows that the very skills that are most needed to shape tomorrow’s procurement organizations are the ones that are proving to be the hardest to hire and retain.

In the webinar, Procurement Guide: Strategies for Closing Procurement’s Critical Skills Gap, hosted by Zycus in association with The Hackett Group, speakers Patrick Connaughton, Sr. Research Director, The Hackett Group, Sarah-Jane Hill, Vice President Procurement, Western Dental Services, Inc. and Kanishka Ghosh, Director, Product Management, Zycus Inc. discuss and chart a strategy for closing procurement’s critical skills gap and share what's working and what's not and how to stay ahead of your competitors in the race for talent.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • Procurement’s biggest skills and talent challenges
  • Considerations for measuring the effectiveness of procurement’s skills
  • The demand outlook for procurement skills
  • Steps for reducing the critical skill gap
Date:Thursday, June 25th, 2015
Time:2:00pm ET
Speaker 1:Patrick Connaughton, Senior Research Director, The Hackett Group
Speaker 2:Sarah-Jane Hill, Vice President Procurement, Western Dental Services, Inc.
Speaker 2:Kanishka Ghosh, Director, Product Management, Zycus Inc.
Attendance :On free registration, compliments of Zycus

About The Hackett Group

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT), is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices implementation firm to global companies. Services include business transformation, enterprise performance management, working capital management, and global business services. It has completed more than 11,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies.

About Western Dental Services, Inc.

As California’s oldest and most experienced dental and oral health maintenance organizations (DHMOs), the Western Dental team includes over 4,000 doctors, assistants, managers, administrators and clerical personnel. They provide high quality, affordable dental and oral health care to thousands of people.

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