Few people know more about procurement than Rick Hughes. An industry heavyweight who has witnessed first-hand the impact of globalization on enterprise procurement organizations, the shift toward outsourcing, and the evolution of the procurement function over the last three decades — Rick has been there, done that.
In this exclusive insight piece, 10 Things Every Procurement Leader Needs to Know, Rick reveals the key lessons he has learnt about the role of a procurement professional in his formidable career as the CPO of P&G, managing a team of over 1,000 procurement professionals and more than $50 billion in annual spend. Rick also shares a few career-boosting tips to help procurement executives excel in their roles.
A must-read for all success-minded sourcing and procurement professionals looking to increase their reach and impact on the enterprise.
About Rick Hughes
Rick Hughes is an industry giant, respected for his insight, candor, leadership skills and deep procurement expertise. Formerly CPO of Procter & Gamble (P&G), Rick has served in a variety of leadership roles in more than 31 years with P&G, where he developed and transformed the company’s purchasing team into a best-in-class model for Global 2000 and Fortune 500 enterprises worldwide, and one of the most benchmarked procurement organizations in history.