We sit down with Malcolm Harrison, the former Chief Procurement Officer of Nestlé and, most recently, the former CEO of the Crown Commercial Service and of CIPS. During this episode, Malcolm takes us through his 40+ years in the procurement profession, the changes he's seen, and his thoughts on the future of procurement.

In this episode, Malcolm and host Simon Lipscomb discuss:

  • What beginning his career working for Mars in West Africa in the 80s was like
  • The differences between entering the procurement profession 40 years ago and today
  • The insights he gained from his winding career path: taking on an HR director role and then moving into the Public Sector
  • What critical skills procurement professionals need to succeed in their career and how this has changed over the course of his career
  • His thoughts on the future of the procurement profession

Listen to the podcast below: