On the surface, the job of procurement has no great appeal to it, it sounds boring and mundane. There is a particular motion or routine to it that sometimes even the best procurement manager can find that they fall into a rut and just going through the motions of the job, purchasing month after month. Does this really add any sort of value to you or your company though? Just simply running through the motions is draining. We’ll talk about that in a moment however, the short answer is, no.
It is important to challenge yourself as a procurement manager to be proactive! Michelle Mone, co-owner of MJM International really brings the entire thought into full light, she said “As the world changes the business has to change with it and not be afraid to do so. Be proactive, bring ideas to the table and don’t just do the same mundane things every month. Think of new opportunities or places the business hasn’t gone before. Be creative – that’s what chairmen and chief executives look for.”
The More Unique You Make Your Role, the More Valuable You Will Be
Creativity is but one of many things that a procurement manager must be. Creativity requires you to have talent, a lot of determination, perseverance; you have to know how to trust, learn, focus, have integrity, be willing to sacrifice, and you have to be ready for hard work.
For just a moment think about procurement not so much as dull, but more as a forefront of business development. After all, procurement helps to;
Imagine now if you are bored at your procurement job or at a standstill perhaps, out of creative ideas. Is it as simple as going back to all the things that creativity is, looking at what it does on the forefront and then just getting back into the mode? What can the procurement manager do to bring back that passion? The answer to that cannot be a general one; it has to come from each individual person across the board. However, there are a few suggestions that you can do to help motivate you back into the swing of things.
You see, at the heart of any innovative engine is creativity and passion. They are the key elements and without them, the flow of ideas slows or even sometimes stops all together. Here are a few things that can help to motivate you and your team if you have one:
How Will You Keep From Getting Bored?
Every job at some point loses a part of its enjoyment. Jobs like procurement sometimes have a tough time keeping up having a steady stream of excitement to it. Purchasing doesn’t have to get boring. Sometimes all it takes is to go back to the beginning of things and remember why you were passionate about it in the first place. Just like school, in elementary school math was fun but by the time we got to high school you had probably lost a little bit of your passion for it, but you got through it just fine!
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