Inside Supply Management Magazine

January / February 2020

Climbing the Ladder of Responsibility

January 01, 2020

Procurement executives are capitalizing on their skills and breadth of knowledge to advance into higher-level positions outside of the function, like COO and CFO.

By Sue Doerfler

For an increasing number of supply management executives, there is life after procurement. Thanks to the skills and capabilities they’ve developed along the way, they are advancing up the corporate ladder to such positions as business-unit president, chief supply chain officer, COO and CFO, roles that traditionally have been given to finance or operations executives.


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