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

Global Procurement Manager - Capital Expenditures (CapEx)
Negotiable, Atlanta

Global Procurement Manager - Capex Location: Atlanta, GA or Remote (if not local) Our client, a f...

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Negotiable, Hickory

Buyer Automotive Greater Hickory Area, NC A leader in the automotive and industrial industry is c...

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Material Planner
Negotiable, Arizona

Title: Material Planner Salary: $75,000-95,000 Company Summary: A global, innovative, forward thi...

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Procurement Manager - Health & Wellness Industry
Negotiable, Tampa

Procurement Manager - Health & Wellness Industry Location: Tampa, FL Our client, an international...

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Senior Buyer
Negotiable, California

A leader in the Cosmetics industry is looking for a Senior Buyer in the Greater LA area. This com...

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Director of Purchasing
Negotiable, California

An industry-leading cosmetics company is looking to hire a Head of Procurement in the Greater LA ...

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Purchasing Mnager
Negotiable, Algoma

Title: Purchasing Manager Location: Algoma, WI The Purchasing Manager position will be responsibl...

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Senior Capital Sourcing Manager
Negotiable, Springdale

Title: Senior Capital Sourcing Manager Company Overview: A $500M+ Consumer Products Manufacturer ...

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Category Manager - Direct
Negotiable, Minneapolis

Company Summary: As a leading materials-building company, specifically in glass and metal solutio...

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