Omicron and the Supply Chain

An already stressed supply chain labor pool Impacted by Covid19 The combination of lockdowns, shift in ecommerce buying habits fueled by government cash injections, an already depleted labor force, and production evolutions with real time issues like a Suez Canal blockage created a perfect storm of supply chain issues. Now, the world faces further [...]

Top Tips for Executing an Executive Procurement Job Search

While there are fewer job opportunities at the top of the pyramid, along with immense competition, there are still various tactics one can apply to their executive procurement job search in order to be noticed by the right decision-makers at the right time.  We’re going to break down what to do to prepare for an [...]

2021-12-13T16:41:18-05:00June 21, 2021|Procurement Hiring/ Retaining Talent|

7 Strategies to Navigate the Trade and Tariff Volatility

Ever since the first tariffs were enacted on imports from China, many retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers have been in a panicked state. The tariffs have increased import prices on various products, leading to the choice for companies to absorb the costs themselves or pass onto consumers. This has also driven down consumer confidence as well, [...]

Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Career Paths

Strategic sourcing and procurement is a critical aspect of supply chain management. While supply chain career paths are expansive, procurement career paths are also quite extensive as well.  Categories of spend are diverse as well and cover raw materials, components, packaging and finished goods on the Direct procurement side, as well as business-related equipment and [...]

Revamp Your Procurement Hiring Process

Is your procurement organization suffering because your hiring process is broken? Are your candidates dropping like flies because you’re requiring them to go through too many rounds of onsite interviews? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it’s time to focus on optimizing your procurement hiring process. To stay on top of [...]

2019-08-28T10:38:33-04:00August 28, 2019|Procurement Hiring/ Retaining Talent|

4 Ways to Enhance Your Procurement Resume

Having specialized in procurement and supply chain recruitment for about 2 decades, I’d like to fill you in on a few must-have elements that you’ll want to incorporate into your procurement resume in efforts to optimize its effectiveness. My hopes are that some of these tips will help improve your job application to interview ratio [...]

ASCM Career Coach Webinar – Supply Chain Career Spotlight (Strategic Sourcing & Procurement)

Strategic sourcing and procurement is one of the fastest growing areas within the supply chain discipline.  The career paths are expansive, spanning all industries from manufacturers, retailers, distributors and more. The diverse categories of spend cover raw materials, components, packaging and finished goods on the Direct procurement side, as well as service providers [...]

6 Tips to Create a Successful Procurement Mentorship Program

Establishing a procurement mentor program is a proven way to attract, develop and retain talent. In a recent Procurement Leaders’ Salary Survey, one of the most important considerations in job satisfaction for procurement professionals is mentoring opportunities. There are many benefits for the participants and the procurement organization, such as: Keep Employees Engaged and [...]

8 Channels to Find Sourcing & Procurement Talent Beyond the Job Board

If your primary recruiting strategy is “posting and praying”, you are basically fishing from a freshwater pond versus the ocean. There’s a sea of top performers that are typically content in their current roles and rarely surfing the job boards, so if you think you’re going to find strong procurement talent through a job advertisement, [...]

Creating an Effective Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP)

PURPOSE OF A PROCUREMENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM     - Market your procurement organization as an industry leader that provides its employees with the ability to accelerate learning, skills and leadership acumen.    - Enhance employees thought leadership and critical thinking abilities so they begin to think and act like procurement general managers.    - [...]

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