Gartner Research

Building a Procurement Function

Published: 27 March 2019

ID: G00707580

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


To build an effective organization, new procurement leaders must understand what the business wants from procurement and establish plans to deliver it. This research highlights how to set the mandate, communicate plans effectively and build a foundation to deliver value.

Table Of Contents


Common Pitfalls

Steps for Building the Procurement Function

Understanding Procurement’s Mandate and Defining Its Strategy

Communicating Procurement’s Value, Strategy and Initiatives

Establishing the Foundation of the Function


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