Once appropriately represented throughout the Organisation, Procurement should work to be fully engaged in pursuit of organisational objectives by taking a lead role in developing and making sure standard procedures are followed and longer term strategic initiatives are developed (beyond savings).
This engagement should help Procurement influence the Organisation’s end to end procurement processes, policies and procedures. These procedures should be published/communicated throughout the organisation by various means e.g. intranet, training sessions, to embed these requirements.
The Procurement Function should aim to work closely with its internal stakeholders to ensure that they are involved early enough to develop commodity/service strategies, ensure stakeholders understand procurement processes are being followed, whilst supporting specification development and making sure that the needs of the organisation and customers are met.