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The CPO Talent Challenge

Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) have one of the more challenging and interesting jobs in the corporate world. They are called upon to manage vast supply chains and service chains, assure continuity of operations, drive innovation, act as ambassadors of corporate social responsibility and provide regulatory assurance, all while delivering persistent cost savings to the bottom line. To accomplish all of this, CPOs need to overcome what is probably their No. 1 challenge: the attraction and retention of the top talent required to do the job.

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