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 | Mar 2019

Ep 10 Inside Procurement: role of CoE in the procurement function


In this episode of Inside Procurement, we talk about Centres of Excellence (CoEs) – their role, types of issues they face and how they can work towards ensuring they play a strategic role to facilitate real change across the procurement function. If businesses can get the CoE model right, it could act as an incubator that nurtures, cultivates and develops the broader organisation.

However, the practical reality can be different from the above theory. In this video, we focus on why this happens and how companies can avoid some of the common pitfalls such as:

  1. Lack of leadership commitment towards CoE
  2. Wrong people in the team
  3. Lack of resource
  4. Lack of structure
  5. Insufficient tools and funds

Watch the video for more insights.

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  • Omer Abdullah

    Omer Abdullah is Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder for The Smart Cube. He works with Procurement and Strategy leaders at global organisations, transforming their teams to become value-driven and insight-led.  Omer has more than 30 years of management consulting and global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe, and Asia. His prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America), Warner Lambert (USA), and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA, and a BBA from the University of East Asia.