On 21 November ACCIONA received the “El Diamante de Compras 2019” AERCE award in the Best Strategy category, thanks to the initiative headed by the Procurement Management of the Water Area of ACCIONA with support from the Central Procurement Team of the Group’s Infrastructure Division.
This award acknowledges the progress made in implementing the Category Management methodology in the Group’s digital purchasing tool PROCUR-e.
The initiative strengthens the position of the Purchasing function which, taking advantage of new technologies, has not only achieved the target of strategic alignment with the Business and the Company but has also transformed the procurment function into another value-creation driver for the Company.
Íñigo Bilbao, Director of Procurement department at the Water area in ACCIONA, and Alberto López, Procurement Coordinator in Water cycle in ACCIONA, headed the initiative and received the award together with the PMO team and the General Procurement Department of ACCIONA.
AERCE’s award “The Purchasing Diamond 2019”
The “Purchasing Diamond” prizes awarded by AERCE are an initiative of the Spanish Association of Purchasing, Contracting and Supply Professionals (AERCE) whose aim is to recognise the work of people involved in the Purchasing function and the institutions that stand out for their support and development of the function.
These awards, divided into ten categories, reward the best practices carried out by the purchasing departments throughout the year, as well as their leadership capability, the strategic nature of their projects and their contribution to the organisation.