Our report on the job market conditions for procurement professionals and associated markets in the second quarter of 2014 features some interesting and largely positive developments. Whether you read this with the mindset of a hiring manager or with an eye on your own career, this analysis provides very informative reading. Headlines include:
- We are seeing some classic symptoms of a recovering job market for the procurement profession.
- Technology remains the most sought after area of indirect spend category expertise.
- The Spend Management Technology market continues to grow rapidly.
- Consultancies face challenges around balancing resources.
The full report is available here: Q2 2014 Procurement Market Update Featuring The Indirect Spend Index
September is traditionally a busy time in recruitment with fresh candidates coming onto the job market after the summer holidays.
We are currently working with some excellent talent in both direct and indirect spend areas. We also have a selection of outstanding senior managers in both corporate and consulting roles along with an enhanced network of contacts in the spend management arena.
Below is a list of some of the excellent candidates we are working with at present. They are:
1. DIRECT SPEND
Head of Direct Procurement – FMCG
Global Category Manager – Raw Materials, API & Chemicals
Procurement Manager – Engineering & Capital
2. INDIRECT SPEND
Group Head of Procurement – Corporate Services
IT & Corporate Services Procurement Specialist
HR Category Manager
Procurement Intern – European Indirect Spend
3. CONSULTING & PROCUREMENT TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS
Consulting & Spend Management Director
eProcurement Change Consultant
e Procurement Implementation Manager
If you would like more details on any of these people please contact Andrew Daley on 0161 300 7978 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
These candidates are just a sample of those we are working with at present, and have largely been identified through our extensive networking and research across the european procurement community.
If you are having difficulty finding the procurement talent you need for you business but can’t see anyone relevant here please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Have you seen our Q2 Procurement Market Update including the latest data on the demand for indirect spend expertise? You can download it here: Procurement Quarterly Market Update & Indirect Spend Index Q2 2013
Thank you to all those of you who have contributed to our latest online research project since our most recent request at the beginning of September. We have some very interesting comments, and we are again confident of producing a very informative report.
As with our study earlier in the year into the Impact of the recession on Procurement (the results of which are still available online) we are particularly keen to maximise the number of contributors to the research. If you haven’t had chance to take part yet, this is our final request for you to contribute.
The survey takes 5-10 mins and the closing date is Friday 30th October so please find the time to enhance the value of our research. The resulting report will be published in November.
The survey is available here.
This quarters Career Development Survey has already produced some very interesting data and comments and is likely to produce some useful information for all parties, especially those who manage teams or are particularly ambitious themselves.
We are really pleased with everyone’s contribution and would like to thank all those who have already completed the survey, but as always, the more who contribute the better the data so if you haven’t been on to the survey page on our website, please do try to find 10 minutes spare in the next two weeks so we can finalise the report before many of you go on holiday in August.
Find the survey here