Procurement & Supply Chain team look at what the sector experienced
towards the end of 2016 and share their views on the recruitment landscape
for 2017 so far.
We achieved fantastic results towards
the end of 2016 working with existing clients, but also with a number of new
organisations who trusted PSD to help them source the best executives in the
In Q4, we continued to support a global
bank's search for Vice Presidents in the vendor management area. This was a
major initiative for them and the objective was to get the best from their key
outsource partnerships. At PSD, we pride ourselves on being specialists in all
aspects of the procurement and supply management sector, and therefore we
were able to identify three individuals suitably qualified to manage the
bank's partnerships with major technology partners.
area was particularly buoyant for PSD during 2016, as we worked with
numerous organisations who wanted to extract value from existing supplier
relationships. PSD have also supported two major life and pension
organisations in this area and we look forward to assisting other clients
with assignments like these throughout 2017.
post-contract area was particularly buoyant for PSD during 2016, as we
worked with numerous organisations who wanted to extract value from
existing supplier relationships.”
working with a large global insurance brokerage to recruit two category
leads in a new procurement organisation. We worked with a CPO, who we have
supported throughout the years, and identified two individuals to lead in
the professional services and technology areas. Instrumental in delivering
on the 2017 objectives, the feedback so far is that both are performing
extremely well. We expect further hires into the organisation and we are
certainly looking forward to continuing the partnership.
In other areas, we recruited a Head of
Procurement for a global asset management firm. This individual will work
across all categories and their appointment will mark a shift in strategy for
the procurement department. We identified a very experienced individual and
carefully guided him through the process. It was a successful partnership and a
good example of the care and attention that we give to our clients. We also
worked to a very specific brief with a life and pensions firm, helping them to
recruit a Head of Professional Services. We stepped up to the challenge and
recruited a high performing executive from a major banking organisation.
The FM and Construction market experienced a busy first half of 2016 but
slowed down immediately following the outcome of the Brexit vote. However, PSD
had success in placing two Supply Chain Managers with different major
providers, and a senior Professional Services Category Manager with a highly
regarded International FM company.
“The FM and
Construction market experienced a busy first half of 2016 but slowed down
immediately following the outcome of the Brexit
In the consulting area, we supported a
client with whom we have a long-standing relationship. After successfully
recruiting a Director and Senior Manager in Q1 of 2016, we added two further
hires at manager level in the Procurement, Transformation and Supply chain
areas. The consultancy continues to flourish under the leadership of the
Senior Director who we placed in 2015. This is further evidence of PSD
working in partnership with our clients -one of PSD's core values. Further
openings with this client are expected throughout 2017, and PSD are looking
forward to supporting them in earnest.