Today I am joined on the Art of Procurement by Peter de Heer, a partner at Expense Reduction Analysts.
Before joining Expense Reduction Analysts, Peter enjoyed a successful career with the leading consumer goods company Henkel. Peter started outside of procurement leading marketing teams, and as a COO of their Mexico operations, before moving over into procurement executive roles.
I invited Peter to join me having read a white paper that he authored discussing the CFO and CPO relationship – and particularly the areas where Finance and Procurement should align, but often do not!
I explore how we can build better relationships with our peers in Finance, and begin by asking: what keeps a CPO up at night.