In the latest issue of SM, Richard Jones, group procurement director at Dairy Crest, says you must have experience of the critical part of your business to become a buying leader.
He believes by understanding the heart of your company, you can become a better buyer.
What do you think it takes to climb the procurement ladder?
What have you learnt up until now?
A new survey by recruitment firm Edbury Daley also asks some interesting questions on what it takes to advance in the profession.
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