17 min

Embracing change when revenue falls to zero overnight with Primark’s Head of Indirect Procurement, Ross Grierson #12 Talent Talks Podcast

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As a purely bricks and mortar business, with no online services, Primark were one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID-19 lockdown. No-one could have ever imagined that their top line could become zero overnight. In this episode of Talent Talks, Martin Smith, Founder of Talent Drive interviews Ross Grierson, Head of Indirect Procurement at Primark about how his role and team has adapted during the pandemic. Ross discusses building a new team remotely, who have never physically met each other, the importance of being considerate during supplier negotiations, and why you should “Be bold but be humble”. This episode of Talent Talks covers: - How retail is adapting - Building new teams remotely - Embracing new technology - Long-term impacts on the procurement industry - Valuable skills moving forward. Links and references at https://talentdrive.co.uk/category/talent-talks-podcast/ This episode of Talent Talks was sponsored by Bridge Procurement. Bridge Procurement helps companies of all sizes to reduce their operating expenditure whilst improving contract governance. They always provide a return on investment and a refreshing approach to outsourced procurement. For more information please visit bridgeprocurement.com  

As a purely bricks and mortar business, with no online services, Primark were one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID-19 lockdown. No-one could have ever imagined that their top line could become zero overnight. In this episode of Talent Talks, Martin Smith, Founder of Talent Drive interviews Ross Grierson, Head of Indirect Procurement at Primark about how his role and team has adapted during the pandemic. Ross discusses building a new team remotely, who have never physically met each other, the importance of being considerate during supplier negotiations, and why you should “Be bold but be humble”. This episode of Talent Talks covers: - How retail is adapting - Building new teams remotely - Embracing new technology - Long-term impacts on the procurement industry - Valuable skills moving forward. Links and references at https://talentdrive.co.uk/category/talent-talks-podcast/ This episode of Talent Talks was sponsored by Bridge Procurement. Bridge Procurement helps companies of all sizes to reduce their operating expenditure whilst improving contract governance. They always provide a return on investment and a refreshing approach to outsourced procurement. For more information please visit bridgeprocurement.com  

17 min