Career Development

How to be successful, according to four CPOs
Steal ideas from other professions 'with pride'
A male-dominated culture and large travel requirement were more prevalent in procurement than other functions ©123RF
‘Macho’ culture blocking women from senior procurement roles
Do every role brilliantly, advises the global VP procurement directs, Mars Wrigley
CPO career roadmap: Amanda Davies, Mars
getting  a message onto one sheet helped Imperial's global business service director
CPO career roadmap: Nick Welby, Imperial Brands
Build skills early says Sainsbury's fresh foods director
CPO career roadmap: Adrian Cooke, Sainsbury's
I've always been a grafter. I cleaned in a nightclub six nights a week at university
CPO career roadmap: Melinda Johnson, DHSC
How to get to the top in procurement: Your career roadmap
Vivienne Bracken, National Grid's CPO started on contract from the Army
CPO career roadmap: Vivienne Bracken
Crossing continents helped this global head at Standard Chartered Bank
CPO career roadmap: Andrew Cannon-Brookes, Standard Chartered Bank
We must attract young talent and future-proof their skill sets
"The future of procurement is female," says Ria Goddard  ©Peter Spinney
This is who I am: Ria Goddard