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Reference: bpost

Didier Dekeyzer
Procurement Director @ bpost

 

As a procurement director at bpost, I am always on the lookout for good people to strengthen our department. Having had the opportunity to get to know the Supplyplus ‘youngster’ program, it attracted my full attention. Could I help define and build the buyers of the future while being the first in line to hire them as well?

 

We started off by defining the required competencies needed to help me realize my vision for my department:

When the youngster started, she had no sourcing experience but was very motivated.

Don’t get me wrong, she is not there yet, however the pass at which she is learning is amazing…

 

The on-the-job coaching guarantees bpost a qualitative output. As an issue gets intercepted and handled before it escalates, the youngster learns while avoiding major impact on the projects for bpost.

Through the regular meetings with her coach, I am also able to follow up the development of her competences as set out together in the beginning.

 

For those that might have the following question: “Can’t your own managers coach her?”, rest assured. The coaching is anchored into the bpost organization. However, to help coach young people into the future vision of an organization, you need:

By offering youngsters this program, we invest in them and help them build a broad, basic spectrum of competences. We teach them where and how to find what

 

I do believe that we are building the buyers of the future in this way. It gives us a nice ROI in the 12 months they are working for us, and… when we are able to convince them to stay, it becomes an ultimate win-win situation for both the youngsters as bpost.



Other personal impressions

« Finding the right buyer can be a frustrating quest. »

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« Bij deze wil ik je bedanken voor de zeer toffe uitleg »

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« By offering youngsters this program, we invest in them and help them build a broad, basic spectrum of competences. »

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« The 'Booster-Program” proposed by SupplyPlus was a real exciting climbing expedition… »

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« I learned a lot on a relatively short period of time because of the personal approach. »

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« I am more than happy to recommend Sandy. I have worked more than two years with her and it's always been a pleasure. »

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« Her commercial intuitiveness and profit awareness has been a clear asset to our business unit. »

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« I would definitively involve her again in the future if required. »

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« Sandy is a goal oriented personality with special attention for people's strengths and capabilities to improve. She is a real team player. »

« She's effecient, goal oriented, committed and a real team-player. »

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« She does not work 9 till 5 but goes all the way to achieve the expected results. »

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« Sandy fulfilled this job in a successful way with great knowledge of the purchasing process and on a collaboratively way. »

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« Sandy was results oriented individual that balanced our expectations with industry development to deliver great perspective on how to structure our cost models. »

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« Sandy lead a team of supply chain consultants which delivered excellent results. »

« She can motivate colleagues to an outstanding performance. Definitive a positive experience! »

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« I enjoy(ed) working with Sandy very much. »

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« most of all I apprecieted her way to behave with people with respect but in the same time pushing them to give their best. »

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« She has a profound knowledge of the Purchasing Profession and is a highly appreciated people manager and coach. »

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« She was a great coach for a starter and was always ready with good advice to develop both professional as personal skills. »

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« Sandy is a driven, optimistic, hands-on, people manager. It was a pleasure to work for/with her. »

« I would definitely use her services again! »

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« Working with Sandy was truly enjoyable and efficient. »

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« Sandy's strength lies undoubtedly in the development of a professional procurement department through the creation of processes and structures. »

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« If you’re looking for a procurement professional “who gets it done’, Sandy is your girl/lady. »

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