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Euan Granger

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Highly experienced professional in both operational procurement and procurement consulting, with work experience from around the globe.

I have worked in a number of highly complex and challenging roles and produce high quality work in a timely fashion. I am driven and always looking for ways to expand my capabilities

I'm passionate about developing the procurement and supply chain profession through my own knowledge and experience, but also through connecting with and providing connections for the wider community.

I'd like to help develop the procurement profession into a critical part of every organisation, but with a focus on sustainability and focused development.

Qualifications – MCIPS accreditation, MSc with distinction in Supply Chain and Procurement Management (University of Strathclyde) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management (University of Glasgow).

Specialties: Relationship Management, Defence Procurement, Sustainable Procurement, Purchasing, Supplier Relationship Management, Training Development, Training Delivery, Consultancy, Negotiation, Lean Procurement, Cost Management, Cost Optimisation

Available For: Authoring, Speaking
Travels From: Glasgow, UK

Euan Granger Points
Academic 0
Author 15
Influencer 40
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 55

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Procurement 30.76
IoT 30.07
Social 30.12
Sustainability 30.17

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15 Article/Blogs
Critical Factors When Selecting Your Suppliers
LinkedIn
August 29, 2018
It’s been over three years since the Procurious network was canvassed on what critical factors they look for in their suppliers. The world has moved on a-pace in the intervening period and it’s interesting to take an inward look to see if procurement has developed at the same pace, particularly in its supplier selection processes.

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Tags: Procurement

3 Top Tips For Dealing With Legacy Contracts
LinkedIn
July 04, 2018
As we have discussed in previous articles, time is a precious commodity in public sector procurement. The time taken to tender, re-tender or extend contracts needs to be factored in when making an initial decision on contract length.

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Tags: Procurement

Late, Late For An Important Date? Why Time Isn’t On Public Procurement’s Side
LinkedIn
June 08, 2018
Time is the one thing none of us can avoid and all wish we had more of. How many times have you wished you had an extra hour before a work deadline? And that’s before we even consider more time at the weekend, or an extra hour in bed!

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Tags: Procurement

Fact or Fiction - Is the Public Sector Behind in the Procurement Talent Race?
LinkedIn
April 19, 2018
Talent and recruitment – just two of the key issues for CPOs and Heads of Procurement around the world. As the role of procurement expands, managers need to know their teams have the right skills for the job. For many, this means searching for the profession’s top talent, the high achievers. The superstars.

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Tags: Procurement

THE BIG SQUEEZE IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
LinkedIn
July 26, 2017
We live in a world of apparent contradictions. The amount of money being spent by global governments is rising year on year. And yet, in the majority of these countries, public sector institutions are seeing budgets shrink at the same time.

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Tags: Procurement

My Advice for Finance Professionals (And Others)
LinkedIn
December 30, 2016
When someone asks you for your opinion or advice to pass on to young professionals, it’s often tricky to narrow down your thinking to two or three bullet points. When these professionals working in a different business function, the job gets that little bit harder still.

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Tags: Procurement

Working from Home - The Great Productivity Debate
LinkedIn
October 17, 2016
Ten years ago, remote working or working from home would have been unthinkable for organisations. Advances in technology and connectivity have played a major part. But just as important has been changing attitudes to the concept of home working.

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Tags: Procurement

The Internet of Things Driving Procurement Change
LinkedIn
July 20, 2016
The 2015 Gartner CEO and senior business executive survey found that technology-related change was viewed as the primary tool to achieve growth in 2015 and 2016.

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Tags: IoT, Procurement

The Future's Bright, the Future's Niche Social Networks
LinkedIn
May 16, 2016
It might seem strange to talk about a more narrow focus when technological advancements have ensured that we can speak to anyone, in any corner of the world, at any time. But as the world grows, it's important to ensure that you are speaking to the right audience.

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Tags: Procurement

Is Brand Paranoia Stifling Debate on Social Media?
LinkedIn
January 22, 2016
True, you see plenty of heated conversations on social media – people airing their views on a host of subjects, from television programmes to films, restaurants to products – but all too often they descend into arguments, instead of a proper debate.

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Tags: Social, Procurement

Future Proofing Procurement - Social Sourcing and Supplier Networks
LinkedIn
December 15, 2015
A few weeks ago, I was involved in a Twitter chat on behalf of Procurious on the subject of social media, supplier networks and social sourcing. It got me thinking about how procurement can prepare for an expanding strategic role in the coming years.

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Tags: Procurement

4 Reasons Why L'Oréal is Winning the War for Talent on Social Media
LinkedIn
November 24, 2015
We talk a lot on Procurious about using social media to ‘win’ the war for talent. More frequently, organisations are using social media in this respect, but some are using it more effectively than others.

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Tags: Procurement

The Collaborative Economy - The New Globalisation?
LinkedIn
October 22, 2015
Ten years ago, I sat in a business lecture debating why globalisation was a good thing, and why organisations needed to be alive to the possibilities of being able to source any item, at any time, from anywhere in the world. Although I won that argument, I couldn’t have known how the world would change in the intervening decade.

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Tags: Procurement

Sustainable and Social Procurement – Are We Doing Enough?
LinkedIn
July 02, 2015
This is down in part to a lack of consensus on what they are and what people should be doing on a day-to-day basis. The question is how can we, as procurement professionals, change this?

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Tags: Sustainability, Procurement

The Devastating Effect of Unsustainable Palm Oil
LinkedIn
June 08, 2015
Palm oil is one of the most widely used products in the world, but its increasing demand has led to large-scale, unsustainable plantations, causing devastation to large parts of growing countries. Indonesia is one such place.

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Tags: Procurement

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