A Definitive Guide to Mastering the Four Faces of the Procurement Specialist 

The role of procurement is rapidly evolving from vendor gatekeepers to strategic facilitators. The modern procurement specialist must be an expert on multiple fronts—serving internal customers, collaborating with external suppliers, managing data, and devising company solutions.

Peter Smith of Spend Matters identified four faces of a procurement specialist:

Enabling Simplicity

Enabling Simplicity

The Backstory

This case study customer aspires to be the best healthcare company in the world and is dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for tomorrow. CleanMark has been a part of enabling this customer to achieve that vision since 2007 by solving a variety of extreme environment cleanroom label identification challenges, resulting in a long, successful partnership. The story began when CleanMark identified that this customer was modifying one of their cleanroom processes to accommodate a cleanroom label that did not support their desired approach.

Hitting Our Creative Stride

Hitting Our Creative Stride

When An Old Friend Needs a Hand

CleanMark has had a strong business relationship with ALTEK for over a decade. Using today’s most sophisticated injection molding equipment, the manufacturer supplies close-tolerance parts to companies in the aerospace, medical, and industrial markets.

ALTEK was approached by Precor—a manufacturer of exercise equipment—to produce the control panels for a line of new elliptical machines. One particular component of the panel, the D-Pad, required a printed component that ALTEK needed help with. They turned to us for our expertise.