Over the past few years, the procurement job market has been turbulent and it’s not slowing down.
It was expected that changes would occur, and now, as the economy shifts, procurement recruitment is entering a new phase with different conditions.
Despite this, there are still ample opportunities available, but it may require a fresh approach to uncover them, as the Art of Procurement investigates in this podcast.
Mark Holyoake, the Managing Director of Holyoake Search, a recruitment specialist focused on procurement, recently discussed the state of the procurement job market with Philip Ideson.
During their conversation, they covered a range of topics, including the market’s health and evolution over the past few years, as well as advice for those impacted by workforce reductions.
Their discussion touched on several key points, such as how the pandemic caused a surge in demand for procurement professionals, resulting in overdue salary increases hitting hiring companies all at once. They also addressed why recent mass layoffs in the tech sector should not be taken as a representation of the entire job market, let alone procurement.
Furthermore, Mark and Philip emphasized the importance of keeping an open mind about which skills and experiences are transferable to open positions for both hiring managers and candidates.
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