Ardent Partners new research paperFebruary 8, 2011
“The CFO and the CPO: One World, Two Worldviews”
The CFO and the CPO: One World, Two Worldviews
In business, our experience and job role help form our perspectives. And, from these perspectives, most decisions are made. From any perspective, the relationship between the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and the Chief Procurement Officer (“CPO”) remains one of the most difficult and challenging within business today; at the same time, it remains one of the most promising. This report looks at the opportunities and challenges facing these two C-Level leaders and their departments and makes a series of actionable recommendations that can help improve enterprise performance in the near-term and help build a foundation for a productive and thriving, long-term finance-procurement partnership.