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

Procurement Manager
Negotiable, Minneapolis

A forward thinking global leader in chemicals and manufacturing is currently looking for a Procur...

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Senior Buyer Semiconductors
Negotiable, Germany

My client is a multinational company specialising in manufacturing electronics. They are currentl...

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Metals and Assembly Commodity Manager
Negotiable, London

A leading company developing technology with a range of different applications including survival...

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Senior Commodity Buyer - Hot Stamping
Negotiable, Torrance

Commodity Manager - Hot Stampings Job Description: Evaluates, selects, and manages Suppliers for ...

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Indirect Services Buyer
Negotiable, Netherlands

I am working with one of the largest FS institutions in the Netherlands with 50,000+ employees an...

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Purchasing & Supply Manager EU
Negotiable, Amsterdam

I am currently working with a leading MealKit delivery company who are experiencing and extremely...

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Senior Specialist - Strategic Sourcing - Indirect Procurement
Negotiable, Lenoir

Buyer-Professional Services Location: Lenoir, NC Working Arrangement: Onsite presence required (n...

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Procurement Analyst
Negotiable, Richmond

Procurement Analyst Location: Richmond, VA Working Arrangement: Onsite presence required (not a r...

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Site Procurement Lead
Negotiable, Oss

Im currently hiring for a site procurement lead role for a large pharmaceutical company. This rol...

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