DNA of a CPO involved interviews with 94 execs © 123RF
DNA of a CPO involved interviews with 94 execs © 123RF

CPOs reveal how to reach the top

11 December 2017

Commercial acumen, a proactive attitude and overseas experience will help you become a successful CPO, according to recruitment firm Hays.

Hays report, DNA of a CPO: The makings of a Chief Procurement Officer, surveyed 94 CPOs in Australia and New Zealand about what skills and characteristics are most important to being a successful CPO today.

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