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Are “digital skills” valued by CPOs? – Andrew Daley from EdburyDaley
Episode 1129th May 2024 • The Procurement Software Podcast • James Meads
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This week on The Procurement Software Podcast, host James Meads chats to guest Andrew Daley, a partner at EdburyDaley, a specialist recruitment firm in the UK. Andrew sheds light on some of the differences between recruiting individuals for procurement tech companies, and how it differs from hiring for traditional procurement roles. Tune in to gain insights into how technology is shaping the procurement profession and discover the tools to stay ahead in the game.

Are digital skills in procurement really valued by CPOs?

In this episode, Andrew Daley highlights the importance of digital skills for procurement professionals. He explains these skills are essential for leveraging technologies like AI, RPA, and cloud-based solutions. Digital literacy and technological proficiency in sourcing, risk management, and contract management are crucial. Andrew stresses continuous learning and adaptation to stay competitive. He also discusses creating compelling job descriptions to attract quality candidates by highlighting unique aspects, career growth opportunities, and company values. Additionally, Andrew underscores educating and motivating individuals about digital transformation's benefits. Overcoming past negative experiences with outdated systems is crucial. Continuous education and showcasing successful case studies encourage adopting new technologies, leading to efficiency, cost savings, and improved decision-making in procurement. Overall, the episode emphasises digital skills' critical role and the need for continuous learning in procurement.


[00:05:05] Digital skills in procurement. [00:07:23] Digital procurement skills definition. [00:10:59] The potential of digital transformation. [00:14:14] Skills for digital transformation. [00:17:18] Digital procurement up-skilling opportunities. [00:21:48] Impact of AI on jobs. [00:25:51] Recruitment challenges and strategies. [00:28:59] Crafting compelling job adverts. [00:31:09] Hindering perceptions of digital transformation. [00:33:55] Catalyst for improvement. [00:38:34] Can procurement professionals transition? [00:39:43] Is there really a war on talent. And that wraps up another episode of The Procurement Software Podcast! Thanks to Andrew for sharing his insights with us today, and thank you again for listening. We'll be back at the same time next week, so see you there. If you want to learn more about Andrew, EdburyDaley, or Procurement Software, check out the useful links below.

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