10 Most Important Skills for Future-Ready Procurement Professionals

Published On:
November 26, 2019
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APQC
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This article’s magic number is 10: Specifically, the 10 skills deemed most important by participants in APQC’s Future Skillsets of Procurement Professionals research. The importance attributed to these skills by procurement professionals from a wide range of organizations and industries points to a future in which procurement is a strategic business partner that drives value. Eight out of 10 skills involve building and navigating relationships with internal or external stakeholders, and social skills dominate the list. While no one can know what the future will bring, individuals who actively invest in building their skills in these key areas will be well-prepared come what may.