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New CPO resources and insights hub

Starting a new role as a Chief Procurement Officer can be an exciting yet challenging experience. The CPO is expected to be a real change agent in the business, driving success at speed, with innovative ideas and rapid cost savings. Achieving this, while trying to build a personal brand, as well as trusted relationships with key business stakeholders is a testing process that requires meticulous planning.

However, the pressure to make an immediate impact is prevalent and it can be difficult to find a good place to start. The first three months can either make or break a new CPO, making it crucial to have an action plan in place from day one. 

To support and guide you on your new journey, we have developed a range of insightful content to help you build a platform for success. From Q&As with experienced CPOs to a comprehensive checklist, we endeavour to equip you with valuable material to help you achieve successful procurement, immediate cost savings and leave a lasting mark on the business.

Tips and advice from CPOs who have recently started a new position

Interview with Charles Letizia, Group Procurement Director, Tesco

Interview with Jonathan Sims, Chief Procurement Officer UK & Ireland, ENGIE

Are you interested in sharing your experience as new CPO?

Get in touch to participate in our video series and share your experience and learning with other senior procurement leaders.

A CPO's first 100 days - podcast series in partnership with Art of Procurement

Listen to our five-part podcast series, created in partnership with the Art of Procurement, exploring the ways you can make an immediate impact in your first 100 days.

New CPO checklist

The first 100 days in office can make or break a CPO’s career – it’s crucial to use them wisely. In view of this, we’ve curated a simple, easy guide to overcome the challenges and achieve optimum success in your first 100 days as a new CPO.

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Insight

The Human Factor: Strategic procurement and the leaders of tomorrow

Download your copy of Efficio’s major research study, developed in co-operation with Cranfield School of Management.

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Six things every procurement leader should be able to answer
Insight
Six things every procurement leader should be able to answer

We share the six things that every procurement leader should be on top of. Not being so means at best, that functional gaps exist, and at worst, there is a lack of business partnering ambition.

Do procurement leaders feel let down by technology?
Insight
Do procurement leaders feel let down by technology?

A large majority of procurement leaders believe making better use of existing digital procurement technologies is a key next step in their digital journeys

Achieving tail-spend value
Case study
Achieving tail-spend value

How do you drive savings from the fragmented long tail of small-spend suppliers?

An open door to the C-suite for CPOs
Opinion
An open door to the C-suite for CPOs

Jose Oliviera provides his views on how CPOs can be heard in the C-suite and on executive boards.

The CPOs taking procurement skills to a new industry
Spotlight
The CPOs taking procurement skills to a new industry

What are the challenges and opportunities for CPOs transferring to a new sector?

How CPOs can attract high-potential talent
Insight
How CPOs can attract high-potential talent

Three procurement leaders explain how they win the ‘war for talent’.

CPO insight: making the most of a new Procurement role
Insight
CPO insight: making the most of a new Procurement role

Industry leaders explain why you should understand your company’s context, make a difference quickly and align your goals with those of senior management.

Benefits of Procurement sitting on the board
Opinion
Benefits of Procurement sitting on the board

At waste management company Biffa, Procurement has moved beyond a transactional function to deliver broader business management.