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009: The State of the UK Procurement Job Market – Q4 2015, with Andrew Daley of Edbury Daley

This is Part 2 of a wide ranging discussion with Andrew Daley, the co-founder of the procurement recruitment consultancy firm, Edbury Daley.  In Part 2, we discuss the current state of the UK procurement job market.

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In Part 1 of the interview, Andrew shares the strategies and tactics that procurement professionals can use to secure their dream job in 2016.  This is highly relevant to procurement professionals wherever you are in the world, and I highly recommend you listen to the show in its entirety by clicking here.  In Part 2, we focus specifically on the health of the UK procurement job market.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What is the state of the UK procurement job market across multiple job categories: leadership, direct, indirect, consulting / service providers, non-category specific and interim?
  • What skills are companies placing a premium on?
  • Andrew’s concerns about the Interim / temporary market.
  • Why the consulting / procurement service provider market is particularly strong.
  • What skills you need if you want to make the leap from industry to a career with a procurement consultancy or service provider.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.

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