The KRONOS GROUP Chair will offer to the Louvain School of Management (LSM) students a unique learning opportunity in Belgium in a very demanded field.
Procurement is becoming highly strategic and critical to ensure the competitiveness and sustainability of companies.
The new technologies and the shorter deadlines for the introduction of new products reinforce even more this trend.
In addition, the recruitment of procurement professionals is a real challenge in Belgium, as Catherine Van Wonterghem from KRONOS GROUP confirms: “The Belgian market is in general full of qualified resources. Unfortunately, as no specific development program is given by our universities in Procurement, the use of workforce coming from other countries is often necessary. This Chair will be a unique opportunity to open new horizons for the younger generations in Belgium and develop them in a rapidly expanding profession“.
As of September, courses in procurement will be proposed to more than 150 students in Business Engineering, Business Management and CEMS which will lead to a specific major in « Strategic Sourcing & Procurement ».
Kronos Group will be actively involved in the Chair by bringing its expertise, participating to classes (case studies, thesis…) and helping students to start their career (projects, internships…).
“It will allow the students in the 2nd year of Master to develop a strong background in Procurement. This will be an asset to find more easily a job in this expanding market” explains Per Agrell, Chairholder.
The Chair will be officially inaugurated in March 2018 during a Gala regrouping many industry leaders in Belgium.
The program and content of the cursus will be shortly presented to the LSM Students