A team is a group of people focused upon a particular task or goal. Typically team members have complementary expertise, co-operate with each other, and are collectively accountable for results. Many procurement projects involve cross-functional teamwork, in which a group of stakeholders with different functional backgrounds cooperate on a project to achieve a common goal.  In some organisations procurement the procurement practitioner leads projects, while in others the procurement practitioner is one of the stakeholders, and a key business owner or budget holder leads the project. In each case, the capabilities needed by the procurement practitioner include influencing and facilitation skills in order to build consensus and stakeholder support.  See also Facilitation and Negotiation.

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