Opportunities for the evolution of the procurement profession

Our previous edition published in October 2017 painted a mixed picture of recruitment market conditions for procurement and spend management in Europe. In particular, the UK was in a period of political and economic transition. Whilst such conditions still remain in many respects this latest edition reports stronger market conditions, increased demand for certain key skill sets and considers some opportunities for the evolution of the procurement profession.

In this report we offer:

  • A commentary on the developments in each of our core markets supported by our observations on the trends.
  • The impact on the evolution of the procurement skill set.
  • The opportunities for procurement to move on further from a savings dominated focus and the skills required to do so.
  • Contributions from senior industry professionals on these subjects.