Training the hotshots

5 March 2010
In this article CPOs and senior supply chain experts from 15 sectors slug it out giving the reasons why their industry is the best at developing procurement talent. “Utilities is second to none,” says one. “Oil and gas is a sector that matters,” posits another. Automotive, airlines, construction, consultancy, electronics, engineering, FMCG, hospitality, mining, pharmaceuticals, procurement outsourcing, public sector and retail are other sectors explored. Many argue their industry provides a rich variety of challenges that grants essential experience. Others highlight the pace of change or early degree of responsibility bestowed on new starters as among the advantages their area offers. Which field do you work in? Perhaps its one not already represented. Is it any good at developing the future stars of purchasing and supply chain? Tell us why by commenting below.
London SW1E
Circa £62-68k depending on experience, with attractive benefits
Girls' Day School Trust
Chelmsford, Essex
Up to £44,000 per annum
Essex County Council
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