300 senior procurement professionals around the world participated in the survey. The survey uncovered the most common issues that they feel like prevents their business from reaching it’s full potential. These senior procurement professionals feel that procurement teams are often prevented from acting as strategic partners to their marketing counterparts due to a variety of issues that exist with the current structure. These professionals list historically inefficient processes, inflexible decision-making criteria and corporate barriers that limit innovation.
Globality’s General Manager of their Marketing Sector, Gabrielle Tenaglia said that the survey was designed to find ways to help marketing and procurement professionals realize different opportunities to help grown their business and to find out the best ways to avoid certain pitfalls.
"Procurement professionals are uniquely positioned to drive business value, particularly given their eagle eye view into a number of business activities that many people within an organization don’t typically touch," said Gabrielle Tenaglia, General Manager of Globality’s Marketing Sector. "Globality commissioned this survey to help marketers and procurement professionals realize the opportunity to collaboratively solve the pitfalls of the procurement process to ensure overall business success."
The key findings of the survey were very telling when it comes to what issues these procurement professionals face on a daily basis. According to the survey, the first issue that they face is the marketing procurement process is outdated and it not up to speed with the latest changes in technology and because technology is changing at such an amazing rate, it makes procurement the hardest category to manage. Another major finding of the survey was that due to the fact that procurement is spread across many categories, it is hard to find the right subject-matter expertise.
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