Speaker: Yurda Burghardt
Yurda Burghardt, Managing Director Kerkhoff Experts GmbH
knows the demands on purchasing and on good buyers. She co-founded the personnel
consultancy specialising in purchasing and SCM 6 years ago. Today, Kerkhoff Experts is a
sought-after personnel consultancy when it comes to filling executives, management and
key positions in the field of procurement and supply chain.
Prior to that, she spent almost 10 years at Kerkhoff Consulting, the leading consultancy for purchasing and SCM. A large number of client projects in various industries have shown her how different the positioning and appreciation of purchasing is in organizations. And how the purchasing sector has changed in recent years. She sees digitization in purchasing as a great opportunity that purchasing will play a serious role in the major strategic questions concerning the future of the company.
Her motto is:
People are the most important factor for success and competitiveness. A talent management strategy must therefore also be on the list of CPOs. The optimal and comprehensive development of skills and knowledge is the best solution to to qualify for future requirements.
Yurda Burghardt is a business economist and holds a Masters degree from Cranfield University, UK.