Help! I’ve become a Purchase Order advocate

I used to be on the other side. In previous jobs, I received messages from the finance department reminding me to get a Purchase Order (PO) for my purchases and before I make the purchase. Why? Because Finance needed control over the company spending and cash flow. I rarely followed their instructions because I didn’t…

Procurement – it’s much more than getting the lowest price

If I tell people I now work in procurement, they are either confused (“what was that again?”) or indifferent. Indeed, procurement may sound like a simple task at first. All you do is buy things with your company’s money. Can’t be that hard, can it? Some people also wonder what we buy in Statkraft… So,…

A week at Statkraft

I’m writing this post at the end of my first eight days at Statkraft. It has been a week of great learning; I got first insights into procurement and risk management and am impressed with people’s expertise. My colleagues have many years’ experience procuring for large projects in all parts of the world. They know…