Although Procurement has been around for a long time, it is still a developing profession. It comes naturally then, that there are a lot of misconceptions around it.
Procurement is ‘unglamorous’. Well…
In the early 1990s, only a handful of organisations paid attention to Procurement leaving the field relatively unknown and unheard of. A lot of things changed since then and there has been a much better understanding of the importance of Procurement within an organisation.
Since people started seeing that Procurement involved money, innovation and influence, the field became much more prestigious. People can come to Procurement from different areas, such as accounting, economics, engineering, law and marketing, and the complexity of Procurement means that there is place for all talented people.
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