Our expertises / Purchasing Supply Chain
As former purchasing managers and buyers, our team is perfectly aware of the constraints, specificities and potential of the sector.
To recruit in Purchasing and Supply Chain functions, with quality and skill, it is necessary to know the professions, the people involved and the challenges. Some upcoming challenges which depend on your progress and strategy require specialized profiles: IT and digital expertise, predictive analysis and Big Data, omnichannel offer, e-reputation & compliance, sustainable development, etc.
In addition to this sectorial expertise, we pay great attention to the transversal knowledge and expertise of the candidates we bring to you. Our supply chain recruitment firm is looking for employees who are willing to:
- Be a proven contributor to the company’s strategy
- Anticipate, prevent and control risks in a complex and changing environment
- Develop, engage and retain employees
- Create value for the company and its ecosystem
- Initiate and control innovation
A Strategic Job
As a genuine connection between supply chain and demand, helping providing consumers with varied and innovative products and services, which are less expensive and always available: the Purchasing and Supply Chain functions are more important than ever!
The double expertise of our recruiters, specialists in purchasing & supply chain, guarantees you different and effective advice. We challenge your expectations and we do not hesitate to think out of the box, in order to propose you the most relevant candidates.
Consumption & Supply Chain
At the “core” of the company
Consumption and supply chain functions are essential strategic weapons for companies which are struggling to develop their profit margins and market shares in a context of strong transformation, especially digital transformation.
They play an increasingly important role. Their domain of expertise has developed, their missions have diversified, their skills have evolved, and the range of their methods and tools has been considerably improved.
The role of the supply chain and purchasing manager extends from one end of the value chain to the other, and consists of joining the two sides of the economy of supply and consumer demand, as complex as it may be, through efficient and cost-effective management.
The role of purchasing departments will be decisive in creating high added value innovation ecosystems… From the top of their control tower, they rather identify with advanced observers, experts in operational intelligence and co-creator of value.
Source: The Opinion
It is undeniable that the purchasing/supply chain positions are at the center of tomorrow’s issues and challenges for companies.
Strategic and transversal functions, if there is such a thing, can permit to go faster, do better and be less expensive than the competition while preserving the environment. The purchasing and supply chain functions are becoming a real engine of growth for companies, and their professionals are gradually becoming true business partners, creating value for the company.
However, nowadays, to obtain this new status of business partner, purchasing and supply chain professionals need much more than just first-class technical skills!
Purchasing and supply chain professionals must know how to evolve and promote their functions and performance, both within their own organization and externally with their suppliers. They must be prepared to learn and implement new processes and information systems which are transversal, integrated, and connected. They must also be adaptable and able to change, to be curious, and open-minded.
Interpersonal skills, such as communication skills, influencing skills, agility and flexibility, initiative and creativity, as well as an interest in new technologies, in order to select the right tools and then coordinate effectively, have become equally essential.
In a fast-changing environment, technical knowledge can become outdated. They are not a state of mind, but rather an approach.