The CPO in 2011: The Toughest Job in the Global 1000

June 28, 2011 | Phil Fersht

Tim McBride, Microsoft CPO

Tim McBride, Microsoft's Chief Procurement Officer

Think you have a tough job?  Imagine one where only flawless execution is acceptable, despite the piles of paperwork, scads of emails, phone calls and faxes to plow through every day.

Try being a CPO for a day.  It's a straight shot to failure... unless you can find execution support that makes your function indispensable - and actually appreciated by your executive peers and colleagues.

Tim McBride lives that life at Microsoft, and we talked with him about his procurement execution and BPO experience as part of a case study in a paper Tony Filippone and Phil Fersht wrote in partnership with Denali Group.

Tim's a 15-year veteran of Microsoft, and has lasted 4+ years as CPO. So he must be doing something right. To get a sense of how he handles his job, and what the key challenges are for CPOs, read our new paper: The CPO in 2011: The Toughest Job in the Global 1000 by filling out the form below (we'll email you a link to the file).

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