MCIPS-qualified professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa earn 38% more

 

SalarySurvey.png• 57% of Sub-Saharan professionals received a salary increase in the last 12 months
• In a change from 2016, when the private sector reported the highest average salaries, last year's top performer was the charity/not-for-profit sector
• Men earn more than women at more senior levels, especially at advanced professional level where the pay gap is 26%
• Unlike the UK and in line with last year, women tend to earn more than men at managerial, operational and tactical levels
• Despite a downturn in the economy, 41% received a bonus in the last 12 months

Integrity and competence a must in government procurement


Integrity in government procurement must be held to the highest standards on every RFP and tender issued

Stephen_Bauld.jpgStephen Bauld deals with so many issues related to the integrity of the request for proposal (RFP) process every week. As a government procurement expert, he is concerned about the way municipal procurement staff understand the policies and procedures they need to follow to issue documents to suppliers and contractors.

Douglas Boateng to chair Ghana's Public Procurement Authority

 

DBoateng.JPGProfessor Douglas Boateng has been appointed Chair of Ghana’s Public Procurement Authority (PPA).

A group of Ghana’s procurement, logistics and supply chain fraternity as well as industrialists and business executives has lauded President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo decision to appoint Prof. Boateng.

Is your travel technology a strategic procurement partner?

 

EuanMcNeil_HS.jpgWe’re in the throes of the 4th industrial revolution, where technology has changed the way we live and do business. Research shows that by 2020, half of the world’s business travellers will be millennials. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that the role of travel management companies has evolved way beyond making travel bookings.

Offering an online booking tool is no longer sufficient. To remain competitive, travel management companies need to draw on the latest technologies to create integrated travel ecosystems through which they can help their clients achieve specific business objectives.

Process-driven travel management has evolved into a strategic procurement function, requiring professional skills in benchmarking suppliers, issuing RFPs, negotiating contracts and collecting data for KPIs, says Euan McNeil, General Manager of FCM Travel Solutions SA, in this month's SmartProcurement.

Leadership profile: Sese Chasakara - South African Reserve Bank

 

SeseChasakara.jpgThis month SmartProcurement profiles Sese Chasakara, Chief Procurement Officer at the South African Reserve Bank

Full name: Sese Chasakara

Position: Chief Procurement Officer

Your organisation’s procurement expenditure: Sizable

Who does P & SM report to: Group CFO

Hear from Sese Chasakara at the Smart Procurement World Conference in September. He will be a panellist on the discussion around Why the C-suite needs CPOs to become strategic thinkers.

Changing behaviours in sourcing - Q&A with Salesforce and Oracle's former CPO

 

GregTennyson.jpgCPO of VSP Global Greg Tennyson leads transformative change. He is the former VP and CPO (source-to-settle and expense-to-settle) at Salesforce and Oracle.

Greg sat down with ScoutRFP to discuss sourcing’s ever-evolving relationship with business - he talks culture, Moolah (the spend-it-like-its-yours monster) and how CPOs can work with the pace of change at an organisation to reach sourcing-stakeholder “utopia.”

How can procurement prepare SMEs to engage with corporates?

 

ElmarieGoosen-HS.jpg“They won’t even talk to me, now” David said with a sigh, and to punctuate his mood, spread his hands on the desk in front of him in resignation.

David is a small supplier that was selected to participate in a corporate enterprise supplier development (ESD) programme. Following the completion of the 12-month contract, he was replaced by a subsequent beneficiary of the programme. David has been trying to secure a further contract with the organisation (and with other organisations), but has no idea how to engage with his prospective clients, subsequent to the ESD initiative.

It is a situation familiar to Elmarie Goosen, owner and founder of On Purpose, an organisation that provides training to SMEs to complement supplier development programmes – to prepare SMEs to engage with corporate procurement. She unpacks what procurement can do to help SMEs, in this month’s SmartProcurement.

Building collaboration frameworks in supply chains

 

GibsonSibanda.pngSupply chain management concerns itself with recognising, acknowledging and managing key business linkages and relationships. To achieve this, collaboration is the order of the day. But while collaboration is an admirable business objective, it can prove difficult to attain.

To reach it, it is important to have a strategic framework to establish and improve collaborative relationships in organisations of all sizes. Gibson Sibanda, general-secretary of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s Zimbabwe branch, unpacks the development of collaborative relationship frameworks, in this month’s SmartProcurement.

PMI - SA's manufacturing sector performance disappoints

 

PMI_down.jpgThe seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) had a tough start to Q3 2017, declining by 3.8 points to 42.9 in July. The headline PMI was last at such a depressed level in the second half of 2009 - a period of very weak underlying economic performance. All five of the major PMI sub-indices declined in July.

Blockchain's impact on procurement and procurement professionals

Michael_Shaw_Blockchain.jpg

Is your procurement team ready for Blockchain? Michael Shaw, Chairperson of the American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives, explains in this month's SmartProcurement, that Blockchain - more commonly referred to as the Internet of Value, or Internet of Trust - will mature in five to seven years.

Procurement is about to get smarter, faster and more efficient

 

Cognitive_procurement.jpgA ‘cognitive procurement’ solution is set to redefine the source-to-settle process.

The solution delivers intelligence from procurement data - together with predictive insights from unstructured information - to help make decisions in supplier management, contracts and sourcing activities.


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