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August 30, 2021 18 min

An unintentional byproduct of organizational “rightsizing” is fewer promotional opportunities for those within. Companies across a wide range of industries have removed layers of management limiting career progression and advancement paths that previously existed. The criteria used for selection when positions do become available has changed, as well. In this episode, Dave Clement, managing director of procurement for Cooper/T. Smith Corporation, shares insights and perspectives on what matters most. For those wanting to advance their careers, this is an interview you don’t want to miss.

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About Dave Clement
Dave Clement is the Managing Director of Procurement at Cooper/T. Smith. Dave began his career in 1975 as a Diesel Mechanic for Cooper Stevedores, receiving promotions and achieving many accreditations throughout his 46 years of service. Dave is currently managing procurement for 14 satellite companies consisting of 17 divisions with more than 90 buyers. 


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