Bis Henderson’s consultants appreciate that procurement recruitment requires a long-term hiring strategy, with forward planning being equally important as a rapid response to client’s urgent need to fill a vacant role.
The Bis Henderson procurement recruitment team always aim to build lasting relationships with both the employer and potential candidates. This frequently involves liaising closely with the client to not only ensure there is a good understanding of the procurement manager supply market, but also to make them aware of what is likely to motivate a candidate to make a career move. It is also beneficial for the client to have a clear vision of how the company brand is perceived externally.
With the asset of industry experience and expertise, the procurement recruiters are able to advise the employer on how to secure the top talent ahead of competitors. The best candidates may be considering multiple offers and the final decision is rarely made on salary alone. Applicants will often look for the potential to grow the role, especially at CPO level. They may well want an assurance that they will be in a position to drive change and achieve their professional goals. As the employer generally wants to avoid ‘job-hoppers’, candidates with this ambitious and self-driven mind-set are highly valued.
So what qualities should the client look for in a CPO or Procurement Manager?
With supply chains today commonly sourcing goods from overseas suppliers, a strategically focused procurement professional is often the key to a reliable and cost-effective operation. This fast-paced environment calls for someone who can not only communicate effectively with customers, but is also able to influence and engage with senior stakeholders while improving profitability.
The building of long-term relationships outlined in the opening of this post, is crucial to clarifying the wish list for both client and procurement candidate. Bis Henderson procurement recruitment consultants will assist throughout the hiring process to ensure the value-add will be achieved, making the perfect match to the common benefit.