While procurement adds significant value to the logistics and supply chain sector, recruiting professionals at managerial and executive level presents specific challenges. Bis Henderson appreciate how essential it is to secure outstanding candidates with the experience and the strategic outlook crucial in heading up a procurement team. Essentially, the role of the procurement manager is to ensure the right things are bought, at the right price, from the right supplier, at precisely the right time.
Procurement professionals with strong credentials and an outstanding track record are highly sought after and in order to recruit the best talent, proven performance levels must establish the candidate’s potential to make a difference to the bottom line. Bis Henderson procurement recruiters will also examine how well they have handled change and whether new initiatives have been introduced under their leadership. The procurement recruitment consultants are mindful that certain qualities may not be evident when evaluating qualifications and experience in a C.V. It is therefore essential for personal attitudinal and behavioural characteristics to be clarified during the interview to ensure a good match with the company’s operating style and objectives.
A great procurement manager will be pro-active with a dynamic approach, setting the pace for others in the team. The hiring market for procurement management is currently highly competitive, especially within the Public sector. Companies operating within supply chain and logistics are turning increasingly to professionals with strong negotiation and analytical skills who are able to improve profit margins and deliver growth. HR and hiring managers are now recognising the major contribution procurement brings to the operation, including input at board level.
The drive to achieve value in the present economic climate, calls for procurement to be far more cost-efficient and effective. The ideal candidate will benefit all stages of the buying process and support internal stakeholders in achieving and delivering common goals.