Within the logistics and supply chain sector, changing trends call for procurement professionals to provide a value-added role. Establishing the crucial skills when initiating the procurement recruitment campaign avoids damaging delays further down the line. Many members of the Bis Henderson recruitment team have the advantage of hands on experience in the industry and appreciate that there is far more to selecting the right candidate than qualifications listed in a C.V.
Delivering value and best practice
Procurement is essentially about delivering the best value and the best price at the right time and this calls for professionals who are able to build strong relationships and a high level of trust with suppliers through to the end purchaser.
In a highly competitive market, a CPO should be prepared to take a degree of risk with an innovative approach, pushing boundaries to achieve greater efficiency and increased profit levels.
Many employers have found there is a benefit in applying psychometric testing within the selection process as an effective way of identifying the best candidate for the procurement role. Personality tests in particular can assess traits which may not be immediately evident during a standard interview or from the C.V.
Honesty, integrity and how the candidate is likely to handle challenging situations can be measured accurately. This can also help greatly in determining how someone will fit in with the existing workforce and the corporate environment. Good academic results or industry experience must be supported by self-motivation and enthusiasm and the ability to communicate well.
Psychometric testing has the potential to avoid losing valuable time during the interview process by screening-out candidates who may have the specified qualifications but would later prove to be unsuitable for the position. Bis Henderson procurement recruitment consultants will tailor the interview format and programme to the client’s requirements, ensuring a perfect match.