Gartner Research

Forward-Looking Competency Alignment Process (Alignment Inc.*)

Published: 11 February 2019

ID: G00403012

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


The chief procurement officer at Alignment Inc. adopts a forward-looking competency alignment process to cover team-level competency needs, matching business expectations and category complexity. Procurement leaders can use this research to adopt a similar approach.

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Solution Highlights



Business Needs Investigation

1. Growth Trajectory

2. Strategic Plans

3. Openness to Procurement

Category Complexity Scorecard

Manager-Led Competency Reviews

Table 1: Sample Questions Discussed in the Meeting



Implementation Tools

About This Research

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