Once appropriately represented throughout the Organisation, Procurement should work to exert the maximum influence in pursuit of organisational objectives by taking a lead role in ensuring standard procedures are followed and longer term strategic initiatives are developed (beyond savings).
This influence should be exerted over 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 Procurement is involved early enough to develop commodity/service strategies, ensure stakeholders understand procurement processes are being followed, whilst supporting specification development.