Latest update from The Procurement People of Tomorrow programme
Whilst tomorrow is never as predictable as we’d like, it’s safe to say that none of us anticipated a global pandemic dominating our personal and professional lives for 2020/21 and beyond. The last 15 months has seen the procurement profession catapulted in to the public eye, with procurement teams across the world responding to critical and very challenging global supply chain shortages. They’ve risen to the challenge and delivered a robust response, with the current focus being on leveraging the profession to enable an inclusive and green economic recovery. This is an exciting time to join the procurement profession!
The Procurement People of Tomorrow (PPoT) programme aims to play its part in the recovery by meeting our core objective – increasing the uptake and awareness of the procurement profession and helping to get young people and career changers in to the workforce. Our environment has changed and our challenges along with it, but people remain at the heart of our profession and a continued high-performing workforce is essential for the challenges ahead.
The impact we can make through procurement has never been more visible, from creating resilient and responsive supply chains to get PPE to the front lines or food packages to the vulnerable, to setting up urgent testing programmes.
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And, if you are an existing leader or practitioner, coming soon…
- The re-launch of an updated PPoT Pledge identifying opportunities for you to give back to the profession and support new or aspiring entrants in to our profession
- The launch of a Placement Pack to support you as an employer, encouraging and enhancing student placements both virtually and in-person
The PPoT working group will continue to work towards our core objectives and aim to be a driver of people development across the procurement profession. If you would be interested in contributing towards the programme through working group membership, case study material or even just the sharing of our products then please do and don’t hesitate to contact us at Commercialcapability@gov.scot
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