Leveraging the Power of a Procurement Task Force with Harold Hendrickx

By Kelly Barner | March 1, 2023

With the last few years being as unpredictable as they have been, procurement has experienced a number of mindset shifts – all of which have increased our agility and resilience. In fact, procurement has undergone so many changes that comparisons to the approaches and team models seen in military settings are not out of line.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes Harold Hendrickx. Harold is a fractional CPO and the founder of TransExecutive, a company that deploys the Procurement Task Force model to help procurement teams enable, optimize, transform, and rapidly deliver value.

He spent 20 years as a senior officer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force and NATO, where he experienced many of the frameworks and models he now applies to procurement.


In this conversation, Harold makes a number of connections between his military experience and what is required of procurement teams:

  • How procurement leaders can purposefully bring together different people and skills while still fostering trust and cooperation
  • The investment that must be made in leadership if the associated team is to achieve their objective
  • His recommendations for procurement leaders and teams who find themselves in unpredictable situations


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