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Fall/Winter 2015

After the summer, we are happy to share with you our Procurement & Supply Chain Management Update captured in 7 headings!

1. Procurement Excellence Award 2015
2. Recent Projects
3. Salary Survey – Edition 2015
4. Our New Colleague?
5. Recruitment & Assessment
6. Corporate Social Responsibility
7. Teleworking study by KU Leuven
8. PROGRESSIO Trainings & Workshops

Procurement Excellence Award 2015

We acknowledge the importance of procurement in value creation for companies. Together with our client bpost, we participated in the Procurement Excellence Award. The jury - consisting out of procurement professionals (CPOs) - awarded the gold medal to our ASSET project, dealing with the “Agile Selective Sourcing of External Talent”.

The project started by optimizing “body shopping” in the IT department and expanded over time over most departments of bpost and from the straight forward body shopping to interim management and consulting and even delivery based projects. We’d like to thank bpost for the trust and support during the ASSET project.

Recent Projects

PROGRESSIO offers within Procurement & Supply Chain Management Advisory, Interim & Project Management, as well as Recruitment, Competence Development & Training / Coaching. Within these areas, you can find our experts in a wide range of projects. Assignments started and/or delivered since our previous newsflash:

1. Banking Indirect Spend optimization
2. B2B Service Recruitment Category Manager
3. Chemical Industry Project Management Global Planning & Scheduling
4. Financial Services Optimization & reorganization track multi-site Print & Copy
5. Financial Services Multi-Country Fleet Scan
6. Food Technical / Industrial Buying
7. Health Care Optimization track Indirect Spend EMEA
8. Heavy Industry Capex Buying
9. Insurance Sourcing Tracks & Coaching Procurement
10. Logistics Activity Based Modelling & Planning
11. Mechanical Industry Recruitment Global SQA Manager
12. Media Review Fleet Procurement
13. Pharma IT Procurement Strategy Definition
14. Public Sector Content Coaching Procurement
15. Retail Operations Management
16. Retail Implementation Management
17. Telecom Senior Lead Buyer MarCom Ad Interim
18. Transport MRO & Capex Buying Ad Interim
19. Utilities Project Buyer Facilities Ad Interim
20. Utilities ICT Category Management

Wondering how PROGRESSIO might help your company? Take a look at the testimonials on our website or invite us to come over.

Our New Colleague?

To support our growth we are looking for Medior & Senior Consultants, as well as Interim Managers in Procurement & Supply Chain. We are in the search of ICT & Technical Buying professionals, as well as broad Indirect Spend experts.

Are you open-minded, passionate & result-driven? Do you have at least 5 to 8 years of experience in Procurement or Supply Chain, preferably in an international environment, and do you like to work for different companies, within a diversity of industries? Don’t hesitate to send us your resume: stef.brismoutier@progressio.be.

PROGRESSIO Salary Survey – Edition 2015

We launched our Procurement & Supply Chain Salary Survey. Results are being analysed, compared and cross-checked. By the end of the year we will distribute the individual benchmark reports to all respondents that left their e-mail. We plan (like last year) to have a breakfast session early December where the results on a consolidated level will be revealed – keep you posted!

Recruitment & Assessment

We have helped a lot of companies in their search for Procurement & Supply Chain talent. Other clients made use of our Assessment Centre in order to make their final decision in recruitment or promotion.

For an overview of the current vacancies at our clients, we refer to our website. For more information on our recruitment and/or assessments, contact may.van.aperen@progressio.be or stef.brismoutier@progressio.be.

CSR Evaluation

PROGRESSIO participated the certification program on Corporate Social Responsibility. We have been awarded and are proud of our Silver medal. It places us amongst the top 30 % performers evaluated by EcoVadis over time.

Teleworking (study by KU Leuven)

PROGRESSIO - together with a selection of its fine clients - has supported the KU Leuven (Department Work-, Organisation- and Personnel Psychology) with the study on teleworking. Results are available and can be shared on request – please contact gerda.maes@progressio.be.

Trainings & Workshops by PROGRESSIO for and by its Partners:

1. IFBD Toolbox Fleet Services
2. Kluwer Inkoop Fleet Services
3. Kluwer MS Excel voor Inkopers
4. Kluwer Soft Skills voor Inkopers
5. VIB Van Fleet management naar Mobiliteitsbudget

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We welcome any comment regarding this newsletter or any issue you want to see tackled!


Stef Brismoutier

+ 32 498 16 20 41