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Video – How do Procurement Leaders hire the best in Digital Transformation?

We’ve just helped a leading international supply chain services business hire the specialist leadership they need for one of the most ambitious digital procurement transformation projects in Europe.

This company has long been seen as an early adopter of procurement tech solutions but they are now about to embark on a program that will take them to a new level.

How did we find the great people they have hired in such a competitive market for these skills?

This short video from Andrew will give you an insight.

Video – Why are Procurement Conferences so vital to successful hiring?

Talent spotting, nurturing long-term relationships and assessing both the calibre and personal characteristics of the people we meet are just a few of the benefits of attending in-person events in the Procurement Technology world.

This short video from Andrew tells you where it fits in our range of candidate sourcing tools and why it’s so vital to our success.

If you are hiring into your team, don’t miss out on this useful intelligence!

Video – Four things great hiring organisations do to attract talent

There’s a real skills shortage at present, so how do you give yourself the best chance of hiring great talent?

In this short video, Andrew shares his experiences of what he has seen from companies that consistently win when it comes to competing for great people.

It covers go-to-market strategy, a range of sourcing approaches, and other key factors that can make a big difference in a competitive market for talent.

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Video – Exploring the value of Talent Intelligence from Edbury Daley

How do you source the very best candidates in such a competitive market when there is a skills shortage?

Hiring in the digital procurement, supply chain technology and sustainability tech markets is really challenging at present.

This short video gives an insight into how we at Edbury Daley ensure we are working with the very best people who are looking for new career opportunities in the European market.

It explains how the various elements of our Talent Intelligence offering combine to give our clients a competitive advantage with their talent acquisition.

Video – How do you solve candidate sourcing problems when there’s a skills shortage?

Is the skills shortage in the digital procurement and supply chain technology markets impacting your growth ambitions?

Are you wondering why you can’t find the people you need for your organisation?

What are your competitors doing about it?

Watch this short video from Andrew to understand how we address these challenges for our customers.

Video – How much did your market value increase in 2021?

Do you know what your true market value is?

Well, this video was the most popular one Andrew made last year by some margin, so it’s clearly a question that people think about.

And the good news for those in the digital procurement and supply chain technology markets is that your value probably went up last year.

If you want to know by how much and why click here to learn more.

Our latest promotions within the Edbury Daley team

We are delighted to announce the promotions of two key members of our team reflecting their outstanding contributions to the business over the past year.

Peter Brophy becomes VP Digital Procurement & Supply Chain and will lead our growth in the North American market in addition to his existing client work in Europe which has been so successful.

Georgia Daley becomes Head of Talent Acquisition reflecting her brilliant efforts in identifying and engaging a raft of fantastic talent that has joined our customers in recent months.

How we chose our charitable donations for Christmas 2021

Throughout our seventeen-year history, we have made a series of donations to support what we consider to be worthy causes.  This year we asked two members of our team to select charities that they feel passionate about for our annual Christmas donations.  This is who we are supporting and why:

Peter Brophy, Associate Director chose Fareshare.  Here’s why:

We decided to support Fareshare this year as the work they undertake in many respects fits the ‘spirit of Christmas’ by redistributing surplus food to charities that turn it into meals so that many people do not go hungry.

It also matches our aspirations around sustainability by helping to reduce food waste which globally has been a major contributor to carbon emissions, as explained on the Fareshare website:

Hidden carbon and water cost of food waste.
If food waste were a country it would be the third-largest emitter of carbon globally, yet the issue has been largely ignored in climate discussions at COP, according to food charity FareShare.

In the UK, food waste accounts for between 6 and 7% of total greenhouse gas emissions, with an estimated 2m tonnes of perfectly edible food needlessly wasted on UK farms and in factories every year, instead of being sent to charities and community groups.
Why should anyone go hungry (especially at Christmas) and reducing greenhouse gases. Two great reasons to support a worthy cause.

Georgia Daley, Senior Research Consultant chose the NSPCC:

“Following the year anniversary of passing my Childline training to become a volunteer counsellor and being awarded the 140 hours of service milestone, it was time to reflect on what it’s been like to support struggling young people throughout 2021.

It was clear to me that I still want to continue to support Childline and the NSPCC in any way possible, but it feels even more crucial to do this at Christmas. It’s a time that is associated with love and family celebrations, but for many young people in the UK, it will be about facing loneliness, neglect, or even abuse.

The NSPCC exists to fight for every childhood and given the fact that there has been a 29% increase this year in contacts suffering from complex mental health issues, particularly since the effects of the pandemic, we feel they could be benefitting from extra support and donations more than ever.

The NSPCC produces a report to evidence how the money you donate can be spent, and promise to spend 80% of every £1 directly on helping young people, so we were assured our business’ contribution will go towards significant work and research.”

Some thoughts from Andrew Daley, founding Director:

“We are proud of our commitment to supporting such worthy causes and this year our team has chosen especially well.  With Georgia’s admirable commitment to volunteering at Childline throughout the pandemic, a cause she is so passionate about, it seemed right to support the NSPCC for the amazing work they do.

With Pete’s choice, again this resonated with us, not least because so much of our work this year has touched on the vital subjects of ESG and Sustainability.

They are both areas where we really want to grow our market presence so we can make a bigger, long-term impact by helping our clients in this sector hire great people who in turn can make a real difference in the fight to protect our planet.

Thanks to both of you for all your hard work this year and making choices that truly fit with our organisational values.”

Our Customer Advocacy program makes your Supplier Due Diligence simple.

Have you ever engaged a new person or supplier in your business or personal life and regretted not doing your homework on them?  It can be a costly error.

Receiving positive feedback, recommendations and testimonials from friends, colleagues and suppliers is always nice but what really tells you what you need to know about a person are the words from paying customers, particularly in a profession like recruitment where many people have had mixed experiences.

Here are a few examples of what my paying customers, people who have used me to help them hire the best possible talent in the digital procurement and supply chain markets, have said about me: 

  • Andrew is absolutely a key expert when it comes to recruiting in Procurement and Supply Chain.
  • Partnership is about mutual trust, and unique value proposition. Andrew is one of these rare businessmen who accomplishes both, building on his Procurement deep knowledge, unique Talent pooling capabilities, establishing long term relationships.
  • I’ve worked with Andrew for almost a decade to identify and recruit numerous roles into BravoSolution and subsequently JAGGAER across EMEA including Marketing, Pre-Sales, Field Sales and Professional Services. In addition to being fun to work alongside, Andrew has deep expertise and a broad network within the Procurement/ Technology landscape – a rare and valuable combination I’m delighted to recommend!
  • A step above the rest, Andrew is one of the best recruitment agents I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Andrew not only knows the procurement industry well enough to advise, he has great intuition for finding great people. Engaging with Andrew was easy, and allowed me to quickly build trust in him and the candidates as we assessed a number of candidates for various presales rolls across Europe. I look forwards to working closely with Andrew again in the future.
  • Andrew will challenge respectfully and operates with high integrity. A pleasure to work with and has intimate knowledge of the SaaS Procurement, AP and Supply Chain market. Adds great value to any Sales Leader engagement when hiring. He was also very supportive when it came to making what was a big decision for me and unlike many in his industry, he gave space to the process. His knowledge of the procurement tech market is a real asset.
  • I’ve had multiple dealings with Andrew over the last five years and what I’ve been impressed about on both sides of the head-hunting fence, is his commitment to providing the best experience for both clients and candidates. He’s thorough, has vast in-depth knowledge of the S2P space, really tries to understand the needs of the hiring organisation as well as the way in which it operates to ensure the person recruited not only has the requisite skills but also will be the right cultural fit.

Andrew has built quite a reputation over the years and is a valued asset in the procurement technology world.

If these sound too good to be true, you can view the people who left these kind words on my LinkedIn profile here.

Here are some insights into the other side of the equation from senior professionals in the sector who I have helped move roles:

  • Andrew’s industry knowledge and professional attitude is what sets him apart from the rest. Every friend, colleague and partner organisation I work with know and use Andrew, and for very good reason. His professional and client network is exhaustive, he has helped me on many occasions, not just personally but also with colleagues.
  • Throughout the process, he was very supportive and ensured that my expectations and skill set were aligned to the role and client’s expectations, this is where I believe Andrew goes above and beyond to ensure success.
  • Always proactive and ready to support, Andrew is determined to ensure his clients’ next career move is a success. I cannot recommend his services highly enough!
  • I’ve always seen Andrew as an Industry peer and long term coach/advisor. I think that’s the difference between regular recruitment and the experience I’ve had with Edbury Daley.

There are more references on my colleagues and I on our website here.

If this is the standard of service you need for your business or to further your own career, please do get in touch with me via andrew@edburydaley.com

Andrew Daley

Director – Procurement & Spend Management