Monday 20th May 2019 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Procurement vacancies rise

The number of advertised UK procurement vacancies rose eight per cent between the first and second quarters, according the latest Robert Walters European Jobs Index.
Businesses were also placing increased importance on securing top-tier candidates with the proven ability to boost balance sheets and add value, it said.
Consumer demand has boosted hiring levels in the pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors, especially for professionals with demand-side supply chain or demand management experience.
“Quality is key this year, with employers reluctant to hire purely according to a candidate’s level of technical experience. As a whole, companies are responding to increased competition, looking to new candidates to increase their efficiencies and boosting the number of available vacancies,” said Neil Morgan, manager of supply chain recruitment at Robert Walters.
“Demand experience appears to be the most sought after in the market, as businesses look to forecast inventory levels and to ensure the best customer service overall. Given this, these professionals are receiving a premium when moving jobs, as employers are motivated to understand consumer trends and retail patterns and the impact this should have on levels of manufacturing.”

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