From sourcing ethical materials to helping outlaw modern slavery, procurement professionals make a real difference in the world.

From sourcing raw materials and services to managing contracts and relationships with suppliers, procurement and supply management is a complex, strategic, challenging, and ultimately rewarding sector to work in. Professionals in this space enable an organisation to operate in a profitable and ethical manner.

Companies can spend more than 70% of their revenue on procurement (CIPS), so even a small reductions in costs can have a big impact on the bottom line. Dr Klaus Neuhaus, partner in the Dusseldorf office of Bain & Company asserts, “A skilled procurement team can reduce a company’s purchasing cost base by eight to 12% – enough for big companies to save billions. Procurement is the biggest lever companies have for optimising costs.”

The Fourth Industrial revolution will create new opportunities for professionals who are willing to familiarise themselves with new technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. According to a recent report produced by German logistics giant DHL, “33% of the current procurement workforce is at or beyond retirement age, leaving many teams with an ageing workforce. As the talent pool becomes increasingly tight, ambitious procurement professionals have a unique opportunity to capitalise on high demand for digital skills to advance their career further, faster.”

The future looks bright for professionals in the procurement industry - companies are acutely aware of the steps they will have to take to attract the best talent, in order to fill the gap left by outgoing staff. In a report commissioned by DHL and authored by Lisa Harrington, president of the lharrington group LLC, “Offering clearer career paths and a visible commitment to the professional development of its supply chain staff combined with competitive remuneration packages are just a few ways to develop and retain talent.”

Our expert consultants are specialists in their markets,recruiting top talent for leading organisations in the procurement profession throughout Germany and Europe.

Procurement Jobs

Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Negotiable, Cicero

Title: Strategic Sourcing Specialist Summary: If you are interested in a Strategic Sourcing Speci...

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£600000 - £600001 per annum, Maulburg

Buyer (m/f/d) We currently have an opportunity available for a Sourcing Buyer on permanent terms,...

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Strategic Buyer
£65000 - £65001 per annum, Schwäbisch Gmünd

Strategic Buyer (m/f/d) We currently have an opportunity available for a Strategic Buyer on perma...

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Strategic Sourcing Manager
Negotiable, United States of America

Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager Our client is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager to coord...

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Global Contracting Manager
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Role: Manage products all outsourcing to third party vendors (South China) Outsource products to ...

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Regional Procurement Senior Manager - Chemicals
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Accountable for category's purchase to strategy by conducting initial classification, external an...

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Global Category Manager - Facilities Management
Negotiable, Switzerland

A global leader in the pharmaceutical manufacturing space is looking to expand their indirect pro...

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Strategic Buyer - Indirect Procurement (m/f/d)
Negotiable, England

I'm currently representing a leading Pharmaceutical firm that has operations in Ettlingen, and th...

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Category Manager - Real Estate & Facilities
Negotiable, Atlanta

Responsibilities Develop Category Plans for Facilities and present to senior management spend tre...

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