Procurement

Procurement

From sourcing raw materials and services to managing contracts and relationship 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, according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), so even small cost reductions can have a big impact on the bottom line.

As we progress towards further digitalisation worldwide, the role of a procurement professional will continue to change rapidly. A report by one of the 'Big Four' firms, KPMG stated: "Procurement professionals around the world stand on the threshold of a new age." The old paradigm of cost reduction and cost efficiency is drawing to a close. New and revolutionary concepts are spinning from the frenzied technological leaps of our time; especially in digital transformation. In this dynamic, complex and disruptive era, procurement leaders and experts the world over are searching for a secure, successful future.

UK-based Diego Barilla, a former McKinsey & Company partner and now Chief Customer Officer at Globality said of the impact of AI on the procurement function: "There are plenty of opportunities to reap the rewards of AI and turn procurement from a back-office activity to the heart of the business."

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. These tools will give companies a competitive advantage as they can continuously improve their procurement management systems to better control cost and enforce compliance. According to a recent report produced by DHL, 33% of the current procurement workforce is at or beyond retirement age, leaving many teams with an aging 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.

Our Lombard Street based consultants are specialists in their markets, recruiting top procurement talent for organisations throughout the UK and Europe.

Procurement Jobs

Software Procurement Manager
US$90000 - US$100000 per year, Denver

Software Procurement Manager needed for a Strong and Diversified Telecom Company Denver, Colorado...

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Strategic Category Buyer
Negotiable, Germany

I am working with a leading global industrial corporation in their search for a Strategic Categor...

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IT Corporate Lead Buyer
Negotiable, Germany

A Leading global medical device company focusing on cardio is seeking an IT Corporate Lead Buyer,...

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Category Manager - fleet
Negotiable, Spain

Company Market leading company operating worldwide over 650 sites in over 70 countries An industr...

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Purchasing Manager
Negotiable, Buffalo

Job Title: Purchasing Manager- Recycling Raw Materials Company Summary: A global leader in copper...

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Category Lead
Negotiable, Germany

A leading is looking for a new Category Lead for electronics or metals to join their growing team...

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Head of Supply Business Partner
Negotiable, Lower Austria

I am currently working with a notable international supply and construction company who lead in d...

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Strategic Supply Manager
Negotiable, Germany

Job description I am currently working with a leading company who develop, manufacture and market...

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Senior Procurement Specialist- Chemicals Procurement
Negotiable, Jacksonville

Senior Procurement Specialist Chemicals Procurement Location: Jacksonville, FL Working Arrangemen...

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