MD, Procurement Excellence and Business Author

Peter started his procurement career at Mars Confectionery, then was Procurement Director for Dun & Bradstreet Europe, the Department of Social Security, and NatWest Group. He is a Fellow and was 2003 President of CIPS. He founded Procurement Excellence in 2004 and from 2010-18 was Managing Editor of the Spend Matters Europe website. His first co-authored book, “Buying Professional Services” was published in 2010. “A Procurement Compendium” followed in 2019, and Penguin published “Bad Buying – How Organisations Waste Billions Through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups” last year. With collaborator Mark Perera, his latest book, “Procurement with Purpose”, was published in November 2021.

Session Details

Workshop: Procurement with Purpose – From Concept to Implementation

Peter Smith is the author of the new book: “Procurement with Purpose – How organisations can change the way they spend money NOW to protect the planet and its people”. He will talk about the nature of “purpose” and provide some practical advice and tools to help professionals “make it real”!

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Learn about different aspects of "purpose"
  • Understand key questions when developing a strategy
  • Discuss how PwP is relevant at different stages in the procurement cycle


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