Episode 26: Exploring the Many Perspectives of Procurement with Canda Rozier

By Kelly Barner | August 11, 2021

There are many ways to look at every situation, and it is often our ability to combine the observations from multiple perspectives that determine our resilience as well as our capacity for innovation.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner is joined by Canda Rozier, the President of Collabra Consulting. As a former CPO with extensive global procurement and operations experience, she combines a strong track record of business-oriented strategies with engaged team leadership, mentoring, and industry-wide advisory roles.

All of these perspectives have given her a robust and well-rounded way of approaching every challenge that comes along – expected and unexpected.


In this conversation, Canda shares her perspective on:

  • How procurement can make good decisions about where to invest their scarce time, whether the decision at hand is about which supplier to partner with or which piece of content to read all the way through
  • The critical nature of communication skills in procurement, and how our high-level interactions on social media make it a challenge to successfully engage in formal, long form messaging
  • The reality that heroism does not mean infallibility, and why every leader and hero in procurement has to be willing to fail on occasion


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