Procurement Organization for Young Professionals
ABOUT CPO NEXT
We are building a procurement organization that is focused on Young Professionals & bridging the perceived “skills gap”, enabling the next generation of procurement leaders.
We are West Coast founded and will prioritize content that is most relevant to our companies and their unique cultures.
Relevant Content, Meet Ups, Mentorship Opportunities and C-Suite guided certifications, will headline our efforts to prepare participants to better guide Procurement into a strategic piece of our company's business.
CPO Next - Content
Young Professional Focused - Guidance on career growth and real life examples you can put into action immediately.
West Coast Mindset - Procurement for fast growing west-coast companies face different challenges than in Chicago, NYC, etc.
Forward Thinking - How will we adequately address today's challenges while thinking about how emerging technologies (i.e.Machine Learning, Blockchain, AI, etc) can enable the procurement function further.
Peer Guided - Via surveys and Blog Posts. Meetups and Slack Groups (2.0) will empower members to stay in touch and troubleshoot issues collaboratively. Share your insights with the community via authored content.
CPO Next - Mentorship
Local Executives - Connect with a network of dedicated local executives who have committed to the mission.
Thought Leaders - Routine engagement with industry thought leaders who are shaping the future of procurement.
Peer to Peer - Utilize the CPO Next community to learn & share best practices in order to shine in your current role.
CPO Next - Meet Ups
Engaging - HQ Tours, Thought Leadership and Drinks/Food.
Networking - Collaborate with peers that are at similar places in their careers and facing similar challenges.
Low Cost - We will have a community vote on funding and will strive to make attendance easy and accessible to all.
CPO Next - Certification
Phase 2.0 - As the network builds, we will consult with our mentors, advisors and thought leaders to build the certification. Built by these leaders and recognized by these leaders.
Decentralized- Utilize best in class tools and training from a multitude of sources to deliver a comprehensive & immersive experience.
Recognition Platform - Publish and share content on the site to enhance your personal brand.
Low Cost - Decentralization removes many of the cost barriers of traditional certifications.