Procurement at U.S. Steel- A True ‘Learning Organization’

United States Steel Corporation’s procurement group oversees over US $12.5 billion in annual spend with 85 employees, demonstrat­ing an enviable FTE-to-spend ratio. The group is led by vice president and CPO John Foody, Jr.  As CPO, he has indoctri­nated the importance of education into his operating paradigm across all levels by setting an internal goal for his entire group. “One of the goals that I set in place was for 70 percent of the organization to have either a Certified Professional Supply Management® (CPSM®) designation or an advanced degree.” Learn how Mr. Foody has led his organization to achieve this lofty goal, the value delivered and the mindset of a learning organization.

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One of the goals that I set in place was for 70 percent of the organization to have either a Certified Professional Supply Management ® (CPSM ® ) designation or an advanced degree. We’re tracking to that target, and ISM is a big enabler for that.”

- John Foody CPO, U.S. Steel

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