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

Sourcing Manager
Negotiable, California

Title: Sourcing Manager Location: Gardena, CA Company Summary: A global company in the Manufactur...

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Strategic Sourcing Manager - Indirect Procurement
Negotiable, Raleigh

Strategic Sourcing Manager - Indirect Procurement Location: Raleigh, NC Level: Manager Our client...

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Director Indirect Procurement
Negotiable, Atlanta

One of the nation's leading food and beverage organizations is currently seeking a Director Indir...

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Indirect Procurement Manager
Negotiable, Spain

I have been working with a world leader in Cosmetics. The client is a dynamic multinational compa...

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Global Category Manager (Fasteners)
Negotiable, Germany

An upcoming global leader in the Aviation industry are looking for a Global Category Manager (Fas...

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Global Category Manager- Engines
Negotiable, Munich

An exciting and rapidly growing company is looking for looking for a new Global Category Manager ...

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Global Cat Man - Propulsion
Negotiable, Munich

An exciting and rapidly growing company is looking for looking for a new Global Category Manager ...

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Purchasing Leader
Negotiable, Shanghai

You take on the professional and disciplinary management of one of our Procurement teams You take...

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Head of Digital Procurement
Negotiable, Bulgaria

I am currently hiring for a Head of Digital Procurement to join one of the worlds largest market ...

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