Gordon Donovan

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Gordon Donovan is the Director of Market Research for Procurement and External Workforce with SAP. He has over 30 years procurement experience leading transformations and establishing functions to deliver enterprise-wide value. Recognized as a thought leader in procurement, he is a sought-after speaker, writer, and presenter.

Gordon has extensive experience developing frameworks, processes, and governance that help organizations achieve world class procurement outcomes. He has led procurement teams in the health, rail, finance and public sector industries in the United Kingdom and Asia.

As director of market research for Procurement and External Workforce at SAP, Gordon tracks the latest procurement trends and forms insights that influence SAP’s strategy.

Gordon earned a graduate diploma from the University of Salford in 1996, and a master’s degree in strategic procurement from the University of South Wales in 2016. He is both a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and a council member of World Commerce & Contracting. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Talking About a Services Procurement Revolution
May 31, 2023    0

We’ve already seen this shift in our daily lives. For example, these days it’s not unusual to hire someone to do your grocery shopping. When your refrigerator needs replacing, you pay for delivery and installation services for the new one, and pay to have the old one carted away.

And don’t get me started about all the services available when you buy a car.

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Work This Way! Why Leaders Are Hiring More External Workers
Oct 27, 2022    0
In a recent Economist Impact survey sponsored by SAP, half of the business leaders said they plan to increase their use of external workers in the next 12 months. While this represents a significant increase, the leaders’ reasons for doing this might surprise you.
SAP started investigating these and other questions earlier this year when we engaged Economist Impact to conduct a global survey of C-level executives across various organizational functions....
procurement amid disrupted supply chains
Sep 04, 2022    0

How are business and industry leaders transforming their approach to procurement amid disrupted supply chains, rising costs, and growing uncertainty?