The Missing Link: Why Procurement Competency Assessments Alone Fail to Make the Grade

The rigorous approach is not for everyone. It takes a strong individual to come through as a future leader.

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Don’t get me wrong, as one of the original developers of an online procurement competency assessment in 2004, I am still a strong advocate of the process. It provides a directional compass indicating where the gaps are in individuals and teams, but many companies that offer training and development have limited knowledge about team dynamics, industry specialization and the capability of the team to deliver on the mission and vision of the procurement leader. 

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