Every year, the Institute for Supply Management publishes its 30 Under 30 list to honor the rising stars of Supply Chain Management. Limited to professionals aged 30 and younger, it provides a snapshot of Procurement's most impactful young professionals and an example for the next generation.

The list's 30 spots are among the most coveted honors in Supply Chain Management.

That's why Source One, a Corcentric company, is especially pleased to announce that two of its spend management consultants are included on the 2019 list. Kaitlyn Krigbaum and Elizabeth Skipor are recognized for their success in elevating Procurement's role and empowering clients to realize the function's true strategic potential.

Joseph Payne, Source One's VP of Professional Services commends the winners. "Everyone at Source One is honored to see Kaitlyn and Elizabeth earn this prestigious distinction. We take pride in a culture that emphasizes creative solutions to common problems and collaboration across disparate business units. Kaitlyn and Elizabeth embody these values. They've played a major role in defining our approach to client service and redefining what it means to excel in the world of Supply Chain consulting."

Krigbaum and Skipor are especially notable for their ability to bridge the gap between Procurement and other business units that are generally considered 'off limits' to the function.

For Skipor, this has meant playing a leading role on Source One's Marketing Procurement team. Though Marketing and Procurement often butt heads due to differences in their goals and objectives, Skipor excels at helping the two units get on the same page and collaborate effectively. This year, she spearheaded Source One's efforts to design a Marketing-specific spend analysis solution. The Marketing Infrastructure and Network Diagram (MIND) simplifies the agency assessment process and empowers her clients to get more from their Marketing dollars.

Marketing has also proven an area of expertise for Krigbaum. Throughout their time as co-workers, she and Skipor have often worked as partners within the category. More recently, however, she has pursued a new opportunity as the Practice Lead for Source One's Human Resources offering. Calling on her experience as a recruiter, she offers support at each step of the recruiting and hiring process. Her expert guidance provides clients with a new understanding of how they can best support Procurement's people.

Both credit their success to an emphasis on Procurement's human side. Boasting both IQ and EQ, they take a uniquely empathetic approach to negotiations and decision support. They also both agree that this human-centric approach to Procurement will grow more important and more popular in years to come.

The Institute for Supply Management will formally recognize all thirty winners at its Annual Conference in Houston this April. Attendees are invited to stop by Booth #438 to meet Source One's 30 Under 30 recipients and other members of the award-winning Procurement team.

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