Procurement

Procurement

Asia Pacific procurement analytics market is anticipated to hold a significant share over the projected time period.  

From sourcing ethical materials to helping outlaw modern slavery, procurement professionals make a real difference in the world. From services to managing contracts and relationships with suppliers, procurement and supply management is a complex, strategic, challenging, and ultimately rewarding sector to work in. Professionals in this space enable an organisation to operate in a profitable and ethical manner. 

According to Procurement Advisory, 2014 by KPMG Singapore, sourcing and procurement functions typically manage 40 to 80 percent of an organisation's total spend. According to The Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2017, within the Asia Pacific region, reducing cost is by far the biggest priority for CPOs (73%). So, even small cost reductions can have a big impact on the bottom line.  

Companies such as SAP Ariba are just one of the many businesses trying to change the amount of money spent on procurement. Based in Palo Alto, the company slogan is, “Make Procurement Awesome.” The company may be little known among consumers, but more than 3.4 million companies across 190 countries use the Ariba Network to process $16.4 trillion HKD worth of transactions each year. The goal of SAP Ariba, according to its president, Barry Padgett, is to take the “back-office, after-the-fact process of procurement and push it to the forefront of cost saving strategy.” 

As we progress towards further digitalisation worldwide, the role of a procurement professional will continue to change rapidly. The Fourth Industrial revolution will create new opportunities for professionals who are willing to familiarise themselves with new technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. These tools will give companies a competitive advantage as they can continuously improve their procurement management systems to better control cost and enforce compliance. According to a recent report produced by DHL, 33% of the current procurement workforce is at or beyond retirement age, leaving many teams with an ageing workforce. As the talent pool becomes increasingly tight, ambitious procurement professionals have a unique opportunity to capitalise on high demand for digital skills to advance their career further, faster. 

Procurement Jobs

Procurement Category Manager - Indirect Services
Negotiable, Czech Republic

Overview: My client, a global Life Science organisation, are currently looking for 2 Category Man...

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Supply Chain Program Manager
Negotiable, San Jose

Title: Supply Chain Program Manager Salary: $130,000-150,000 Company Summary: A global, innovativ...

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Senior Strategic Buyer - Professional Services
Negotiable, Tampa

Senior Strategic Buyer - Professional Services Tampa, FL (based in Tampa, FL) Our client, a natio...

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Strategic Buyer - Raw Material Sourcing
Negotiable, Atlanta

Strategic Buyer - Raw Material Sourcing Atlanta, GA (based in Atlanta) Our client, a leading chem...

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Strategic Sourcing Manager - Chemicals Procurement
Negotiable, Atlanta

Strategic Sourcing Manager - Chemicals Procurement Location: Atlanta, GA Our client, a fast growi...

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R&D Procurement, Associate Director
Negotiable, Munich

We are currently working with a leading Bio-Pharmaceutical Organisation in the south of Germany w...

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Senior Category Manager
Negotiable, Miami

Senior Category Manager Consumer Goods Industry A growing consumer goods organization is currentl...

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Buyer
Negotiable, Hickory

Buyer Automotive Hickory, NC A leader in the automotive and industrial industry is currently seek...

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Indirect Procurement Manager
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Evaluate, recommend changes and/or re-design the Procurement Process in accordance to Regional Pr...

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