A year has passed since I first wrote to you professing my love for you, and disappointment that we weren't doing more together.
Disappointment that our main role was firefighting,
chasing the low hanging fruit,
and ignoring the elephant in the room.
The elephant in the room that time and time again contributes to getting procurement wrong - such as in these very public disasters and gets bigger every year.
The elephant in the room that means, against our better judgement, we give you what we think you want and focus on price not cost!
This year let's make a commitment - a commitment
- to listen,
- to communicate,
- to understand each other's needs,
- to work together,
- to support each other,
- to challenge the status quo,
- to be the change we want to see, and
- do great things together
With love from Procurement xx
For a PDF of the full letter do email me firstname.lastname@example.org or see my LinkedIn profile - because together we can do great things.