Talent Talks Podcast

Talent Talks Live 2021 with Visa’s S-J Aldridge, DS Smith’s Alex Jennings, and 4C Associates’ Jeremy Smith #46

October 12, 2021 Martin Smith, S-J Aldridge, Alex Jennings, Jeremy Smith Episode 46
Talent Talks Podcast
Talent Talks Live 2021 with Visa’s S-J Aldridge, DS Smith’s Alex Jennings, and 4C Associates’ Jeremy Smith #46
Show Notes

“We're trying to get value for money, but we still use the word savings. We've got to change our language accordingly to sell procurement.”

Welcome to a very special episode of Talent Talks, recorded live at last month’s Talent Talks event in central London! We were lucky enough to bring together a panel of wonderful procurement professionals to discuss some of the burning issues facing the industry today, with questions from a live audience.

Visa’s Sarah-Jayne Aldridge, DS Smith’s Alex Jennings, and 4C Associates’ Jeremy Smith shared their collective wealth of experiences as we touched on where hybrid working promises to evolve how we collaborate, creating opportunities that satisfy the demands of procurement’s upcoming candidates, and how we can promote supply chain stories so that they’re heard by the wider business world.

This episode of Talent Talks covers:

  • The types of skillset needed in modern procurement professionals
  • Guiding a move towards return on investment over pure cost-saving
  • Satisfying the demands of procurement’s next generation
  • How hybrid work promises to change how our industry operates
  • Unapologetically keeping our seat at the C-suite table

This episode of Talent Talks is sponsored by 4C Associates - a leading European procurement and supply chain consultancy, who work collaboratively with forward-thinking clients to deliver real business value across a wide range of transformation and cost optimisation service offerings. Visit https://www.4cassociates.com/ for more information.

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