Edbury Daley Awarded G-cloud Framework

Edbury Daley Awarded G-cloud Framework

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Edbury Daley’s Role In The Digital Marketplace

The G Cloud framework of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is an initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the United Kingdom Government of commodity information technology services that use cloud computing.

As of September 2016 Edbury Daley can supply services through the G Cloud framework.

Edbury Daley is a specialist supplier of interim and permanent professional specialists capable of implementing cloud based solutions like e-Invoicing, Procure-to-Pay, Procurement Analytics and e-Sourcing on behalf of public sector bodies.

The CCS acts on behalf of the Crown to drive savings for the taxpayer and improve the quality of commercial and procurement activity. Their main objective is to work with departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery. Its procurement arrangements are used by central government departments and organisations across the public sector including local government, health, education, not-for-profit and devolved administrations.

G Cloud is a CCS initiative that provides a database of cloud based IT services for use by public sector organisations. Utilising these cloud services on the Digital Marketplace helps public sector organisations create a more productive, flexible workforce and this subsequently allows them to provide more efficient and cost effective services of higher quality.

The professional specialists provided by Edbury Daley are sufficiently experienced to enable public sector organisations to harness the full power and capability of such cloud based solutions.

We are fully EU compliant and we provide easy access to expert professionals saving organisations’ time and money. Our services can be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations emergency services and not-for-profit organisations.

Andrew Daley, Director of the Spend Management team said “we are delighted to be awarded the framework to supply our services through G Cloud, and look forward to supporting any public sector bodies that need experienced professionals to help them implement cloud based procurement and finance solutions.”

If you would like to talk to us about any aspect of our services or the people we can help you hire, please get in touch with Andrew Daley via andrew@edburydaley.com

How We Recruit Across The European Procurement Solutions Market

 

Edbury Daley is widely acknowledged as the market leading recruiter in the Spend Management sector in the UK. We are now bringing hiring success to our clients across Europe.

Our recent projects have included:

  • Business leaders for appointments in UK, France & Northern Europe.
  • Regional sales leadership roles for Europe, Nordics, France, Italy, Sweden & UK
  • Senior procurement technology consulting roles in  the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy & Spain
  • Project Management & Implementation appointments in England, France & Germany

We offer broad coverage of Procurement Solutions which include Analytics, Payments, Vendor Management Solutions and Supply Chain Finance.

Our international network of contacts across the procurement technology sector allied to a deep expertise in the procurement profession enable us to provide an unrivalled service. Here’s how:

  • Identifying proven sales people with experience of selling to finance and procurement audiences across Europe.
  • Head hunting geographically flexible Implementation and Transformation Consultants with experience of international projects.
  • Building an outstanding network of EU nationals currently working in the sector wishing to move to the UK, and those already in the UK willing to work/relocate across Europe.

If you need a recruiter who understands your product, your target markets and the availability of the skills your business needs to grow then it’s time to get in touch with us via info@edburydaley.com

If you want to read our quarterly analysis on the recruitment market conditions affecting the sector, and gain evidence of our expertise in the market you can access the reports here: The Procurement & Spend Management Quarterly Market Updates.
To keep up to date with news from the sector and the career opportunities we are working on please visit http://www.spendmanagement.co.uk/ or follow us on Twitter via @SpendMgmt_UK or @EdburyDaley

 

 

Recruitment Excellence In The Procurement Technology Sector

Recruitment Excellence In The Procurement Technology Sector

 

Why A Quality Focus To Recruitment Makes A Difference

The Situation

One of our key clients is a rapidly growing Spend Management Company that is gaining market share because of the quality of both its product and its people.

It recognises that to attract the best talent and to retain its staff it has to give them exciting career paths, and needs to send a clear message to the market place so that talented individuals understand the opportunities they can provide.

They understand the value that we can bring by acting as their ‘ambassadors’ in the market and the value we add by both Talent Identification and also by how we present a consistent and compelling message about their business.

They have invested considerable time with us to jointly build the relationship so that we fully understand their business and the skills and attributes they require and the kinds of opportunities they offer. They recognise that they need an external partner who can sell their brand and position them well and not just source  CV’s. They need a business that really understands a very competitive candidate marketplace.

How Does This Approach Make A Difference?

For one Senior Consultant role we had two offers rejected – one was very aggressively counter offered by their current employer and the other candidate was offered £10k more basic salary elsewhere.

We realised that market conditions may have changed so we undertook some salary benchmarking research on their behalf.

It is easy and all too common for recruiters to drive salary increases and to claim that a client needs to raise their pay bands – we will always advise a client based on real data so that they can make an informed decision.

In this situation based on our research and a full open discussion with the client they reviewed and raised their basic salaries and with them we refined the message we took to the market – the role has now successfully been filled as a result.

Based on this success this approach was adopted further and we have since successfully filled a number of other roles and have candidates in reserve for future appointments such as:

  • Account Manager
  • Pre- Sales Director
  • Consultant
  • Senior Analyst

We are currently working on four more roles for this client

It is clearly a success story for us and the client. It proves that even when facing incredibly competitive market conditions because we work together and they trust our advice we have some superb recruitment success and have together driven and produced market leading KPI’s

  • Our interview to offer rate this year of 75%.
  • Our interview to appointment rate this year is 50%
  • Our interview to appointment rate since our client realigned their salary bands using our research is 80%

The Lesson Learnt?

If your organisation achieved these levels of performance in your recruitment process how much time and money would be saved?

Yes we usually cost more than those rates typically quoted on many PSL’s but our value and advice on key issues like process, salary, availability of relevant skills and market conditions makes a significant difference to the actual cost.

Equally our expertise is understood and recognised by candidates and this allows us to influence and persuade the best people to consider leaving their current jobs to join a new team when others may not. Detailed sector knowledge is critical, particularly in a job market like procurement technology.

Ultimately to save time and money and to add real value, you must invest time together with a business that knows the market. We seek to understand your recruitment challenges and give credible advice so that we can deliver candidates that fit your brief.

So ask yourself this, do you want a low price/high volume option for your recruitment or do you want value and a source of competitive advantage?

If it’s the latter, I look forward to hearing from you.

 

The Spend Management Recruitment Market – A Case Study

The Spend Management Recruitment Market – A Case Study

 

Case Study – Adapting To Competitive Market Conditions

A rapidly growing spend management platform provider needed to make a key appointment.  They ideally wanted to identify  a candidate with experience from a direct competitor  that could fit seamlessly into client facing projects.

In a market where those skills were particularly rare, we identified an outstanding candidate who met all the core criteria.  After reviewing our findings on recruitment best practice, the client ran an excellent interview process, and the candidate accepted an offer at the perceived market rate.  However the candidate was then made a very aggressive counter offer when he resigned which increased his basic salary by 32%.  The candidate then decided to stay with his current employer.

We then focused on a second candidate that we had identified earlier in the process.  He was offered a salary at the very top of our clients band for that grade.  However he was made another offer by a Consultancy which was worth 15% more on the basic salary alone and accepted that.

At this point our client realised that the market had moved on from their existing salary bands and they needed accurate, up to date salary benchmarking data for their specific market sector.

Within 10 days we were able to gather salary data from their direct competitors and make our recommendations on the market rate for their various different grades.  Using this hard evidence HR and the senior management team were then able to revise their salary bandings across all grades giving them more flexibility to recruit external talent without creating pressure on their existing internal structures.

This client’s ability to adapt to changing market conditions has now enabled them to compete successfully for the best talent in the market.  As a result the role has now been filled with a very strong candidate that we sourced from a direct competitor.

We’ve also been able to recruit for additional roles for this client at the lower and mid points of their salary bands by tapping into an alternative talent pool that we discovered through extensive networking across the sector.

If you would like to understand how Edbury Daley can have a positive impact on your hiring process in challenging market conditions, please contact Andrew Daley.

For more information on the Spend Management market place, please visit our new site http://www.spendmanagement.co.uk/

The Spend Management Sector – UK Market Skills Update

The Spend Management Sector – UK Market Skills Update

 

The UK Spend Management sector is enjoying strong market conditions with several key players experiencing significant growth.

In terms of human resource, there are a finite pool of people with experience in a rapidly growing sector.  This equation means there is a shortage of suitable talent that is only going to become more acute as the market continues to grow.

At Edbury Daley we have had a clear focus on the sector for several years now dating back to our first work with an established market leader in 2007.  Our network of contacts spans all the key players in the sector and we know where the best people are.

We also know which people might consider new roles, and which organisations are at risk of losing some of their best people due to market factors like salary increases, under investment in the product etc.

In a marketplace which is characterised by this skills shortage, growing organisations need a recruitment strategy that can help give them competitive advantage.

We strongly believe that our portfolio of services can be a major factor in delivering that competitive advantage to the companies that we work closely with.

We offer several different recruitment services for both interim and full time roles, a bespoke salary benchmarking service for the procurement technology market and an advisory service which focuses on improving talent attraction strategies.

If your business needs to address how they hire the best available people, we have the experience and market knowledge to make a difference.

Here are some examples of the appointments we’ve made so far this year in competitive market conditions:

Senior Sales Manager  – e marketplace & analytics provider

Managing Consultant, Coupa/Ariba implementations – big four Consultancy

Senior ConsultantSAP Implementation – big four Consultancy

Senior Consultant, P2P Transformation  – niche consultancy

Senior Consultant – e Sourcing suite provider

If you would like a more in depth view of the market, whether it be for a discussion about recruiting into your team or with regard to your own personal career choices, please contact Andrew Daley on 0161 924 2385.