The Challenges Of Attracting Millennials Into Procurement

Careers in procurement are as diverse as they are rewarding, yet it’s fair to say the profession has something of an image problem when it comes to appealing to the CPOs of tomorrow.

Careers in procurement are as diverse as they are rewarding, yet it’s fair to say the profession has something of an image problem when it comes to appealing to the CPOs of tomorrow.

How to attract, and keep hold of, talented millennials in procurement is a challenge that companies should tackle head on, says Lucy Harding, partner and head of the global procurement and supply chain practice at Odgers Berndtson.

Speaking at The Big Ideas Summit she said: “As a profession, procurement can attract a huge range of individuals, particularly as the ethical and environmental aspects of the role become more visible. But graduates don’t necessarily know this side of the profession.”

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