Procurement

Procurement

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

Senior Project Buyer - Automation & machinery
Negotiable, Berlin

I'm supporting a marketing leading Pharma organisation, through an expansion in their procurement...

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Procurement Manager - Real Estate
Negotiable, Munich

A global market leader that specialises in high-powered charging stations for electric vehicles, ...

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Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirects)
Negotiable, New York

An industry leading Aerospace and Defense company is in search of a new Strategic Sourcing Manage...

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Paper Procurement Manager-Recyclables
Negotiable, California

Title: Paper Procurement Manager- Recyclables Company Summary: A leader in the Paper and Forest P...

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Site Procurement Manager - Biotech Industry
Negotiable, Houston

Site Procurement Manager - Biotech Industry Location: Houston, TX Our client, a premier biopharma...

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Procurement Support
Negotiable, Munich

This is a new exciting opportunity within one of the fasted growing markets in the world. The cli...

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Sr Manager Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
Negotiable, Miami

Sr. Manager Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Miami, FL or Remote Media & Entertainment Industry A...

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Global Supply Manager, Thermal Systems
Negotiable, San Francisco

A rapidly growing Electric Vehicle company is in search of a new Global Supply Manager, Thermal S...

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Director of Procurement
Negotiable, Nashville

Director of Procurement Building Materials One of the nation's leading building material supplier...

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