January 7, 2020

Agile Methodology and Employability for Procurement Professionals

In this article, MRA’s own Nick Lazzara shares his thoughts on deploying a process commonly used in the tech world, “Agile Methodology”, in the procurement space and how to use this to your advantage in the procurement employment market. Read the entire post here:

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November 18, 2019

3 Talent Takeaways from Deloitte’s 2019 CPO Survey

After reading Deloitte’s 2019 CPO Survey, Nick Lazzara wrote an article sharing his three key findings. His thoughts include takeaways on multiple ideas, including hiring competition, skills gaps and procurement org structure trends. Read the entire post here:  

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November 5, 2019

Three Evolving Technologies Ready to Make Their Mark in Procurement 2020

One of the challenges with articles that examine the future of procurement technology (like this one) is that the list of upcoming tech doesn’t seem to change all that much. While there may be a surprise addition every now and then, there are a number of recurring stalwarts year after year, such as 3D printing,…

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September 27, 2019

How to Answer 10 Tough Questions in Your Leadership Interview

Job interviews stir up all sorts of different emotions – hope, anxiety, excitement, anticipation, fear, pride, and so on. The most important thing you can do as a candidate is to prepare as much as possible before an interview. As you do your research on the company and role, make a list of questions you…

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September 16, 2019

The 5 Types of CPO

Please read this article by Nick Lazzara on our team, who examines five different types of CPOs and their respective characteristics. Be warned: you may find yourself nodding along as you read, as it’s very likely that you know one of these CPOs! Read the entire post here:

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July 25, 2019

Prepared for the Future of Work?

In this article Naseem talks about the following: are you prepared for the future of work?  And if so, how are you going to train for a largely uncertain future ahead? Read the entire post here:

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February 28, 2018

The Ideal Procurement Professional


In the wide world of Procurement Transformation we often cite a variety of pain points within organizations -some more prevalent than others. Oftentimes we find that it is an entire pillar (Organization/ People, Process, Tools/ Technology, or Metrics/ Reporting) that is causing the majority of roadblocks within Procurement, and other times it is more isolated….

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February 1, 2018

Six Qualities Procurement Candidates Must Possess

We recently addressed attributes that hiring managers should probably steer clear of when looking to hire procurement professionals. Now, we’d like to flip that around and touch upon the qualities you should embrace in hopeful candidates. The list of top-mark traits is long, but let’s tackle some of the most important, and sometimes most challenging…

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January 19, 2018

Job Sites Don’t Cut It For Supply Chain Recruitment

Supply chain procurement is a specialized field calling for talent with a very specific set of skills. Finding qualified supply chain managers to fill a need at your organization requires a focused, informed candidate search, rather than casting a wide net. Placing a spot on Monster, Indeed, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn and other mass-appeal “help wanted” sites…

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