“A lot of CPOs talk about talent shortages. I think that’s because procurement departments are generally growing in size and influence and importance in a lot of organizations.”
The procurement talent space has been on a rollercoaster over the last couple of years.
First the pandemic disrupted everything, then companies started making a grab for procurement talent – in many cases hiring people before meeting them. Demand and salaries shot up in parallel. Then, at the end of last year, economic headwinds led to a correction and hiring slowed. There have even been layoffs in some sectors.
Where does all of that leave the procurement talent market today?
In this episode, Philip Ideson is joined by Andrew Daley, Managing Director of Digital Procurement and Supply Chain at Edbury Daley and a returning guest. Edbury Daley is a specialist recruitment consultancy formed in 2005, and Andrew is one of the most well-connected procurement professionals in the UK.
Andrew shares his up-to-the-moment perspective on:
- What he has heard at recent conferences season about digital literacy for procurement professionals
- Outlook and advice for provider-side procurement professionals who may recently have been impacted by company layoffs
- Why CPOs continue to consider procurement talent such a struggle, and why they are allowing training budgets to go unused in some cases
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Links & Resources
- Andrew Daley on LinkedIn
- The Long-term Impact of Risk-Averse Recruiting w/ Andrew Daley
- The Rules of (Procurement) Attraction, w/ Andrew Daley