The Essential Skills and Insights for Today's CPOs with Tania Seary

February 24, 2022

We need a culture of inquiring people who are comfortable with being uncomfortable, who have questions, not answers, and who can work across the organization.



In this episode of CPO Open Mic, Mike Schiappa, Chief Procurement Officer at Beeline, talks with Tania Seary, Founder of Procurious, the world's largest procurement networking and supply chain community. In the podcast, Tania Seary shares her observations of the critical skills today’s CPOs require, including knowing how to buy and apply technology. She also provides valuable insight into the role of a personal and professional “pit crew” – supporters who can help you progress in your career.

Topics Include:

  • “China-plus-one:” why organizations must diversity their supply base
  • How to become an “employer of choice” when talent is scare
  • The professional benefits of adopting a “questioning mindset”