At Quaest we have strong beliefs
Procurement countsWith sometimes 75% of all external spend under its control, procurement functions have the most important productivity lever in any business. As research has shown, excellence in procurement provides a significant advantage for any business.
People matter mostThe quality of any strategic work is primarily determined by the capabilities of the people doing it – procurement is no exception. Category managers therefore must become “supply entrepreneurs”.
Art & scienceExcellence in procurement is a healthy mix between hard-nosed analysis and year long experience. Bringing the two together is a recipe for success.
Economies of skillRather than breeding individualists, good procurement fosters team players. More people (also from outside the function) will create better strategies and decisions. Bringing them together in an efficient way is the key.
Trust but verifyAny good category manager will have the results speak for themselves. But since procurement decisions can be time-consuming, as a manager, confidence in progress and quality of the work is reassuring.
Become a Quaestor
The QUAEST founders Nicolas, Christopher and Thomas have several decades of experience in sourcing and technology.
The name QUAEST is derived from the latin word of Quaestor, a roman Magistrate who was responsible for all fiscal questions. The word literally means “the one who asks questions” and a Quaestor was expected to be financially prudent.
They also typically rose to become very important officials. All this matched well to our philosophy on successful procurement professionals.
Quaest GmbH was founded in 2015 in Wiesbaden, Germany
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