Supply Management Recruitment Solutions
Finding the Right Procurement Leader – A Permanent Staffing Case Study
The Situation: A leading North America-based international medical devices company was looking for a top-notch Director of Strategic Sourcing who could successfully operate in a very lean environment to build out a procurement team and run an effective supply chain. The challenge was finding the right fit: someone local who came from a highly regulated industry, comfortable in a start-up-like environment, with the ability to not only rollout strategic initiatives, but roll-up their sleeves to fill tactical talent gaps. Frustrated with the amount of time, money, and effort spent recruiting for a candidate after a year with no success, the medical devices company reached out to Source One for procurement professional staffing support.
The Solution: Source One’s procurement staffing experts got right to work, leveraging our robust candidate database to pursue active and passive talent. In just two weeks, five talented senior-level procurement and strategic sourcing specialists in the local area with regulatory backgrounds, candidates were presented to the medical devices hiring team. Source One’s procurement staffing team knew where to look and how to vet the candidates to ease the recruiting burden from their internal teams and make the process easy for the hiring decision makers.
The Results: For the medical devices client, the headache of recruiting for such a niche role was over. Facilitating the search, vetting, and interview process for Director of Strategic Sourcing position, Source One made the procurement recruiting process seamless. In just a few weeks, the client was ready to on-board their new employee and get their procurement initiatives off the ground running. With a Director of Sourcing in place, our client has been able to build out effective procurement policies and procedures, and work towards building out a procurement team.
Permanent Procurement, Supply Chain, and Sourcing Placement and Staffing Services
Source One’s procurement professional staffing services alleviate the frustrations of time, cost, and effort for filling permanent procurement, supply chain, and sourcing roles.
Best-in-class Procurement organizations are more than a team of buyers – they’re an earmark of a highly competitive enterprise. Beyond keeping the office stocked with papers and pens, today’s Procurement organizations are taking a leading role in guiding enterprise-wide purchases in a wide range of indirect and direct spend categories, fostering collaborative relationships with strategic suppliers, and leveraging procurement technology for more informed purchasing decisions.
To meet these growing demands, modern Procurement organization require top supply chain and procurement talent. However finding top procurement talent in this candidate-driven market is harder than ever. Strictly relying on inbound applicants and swamped HR teams, finding qualified candidates to lead through the interview process becomes a “finding the needle in a haystack” sort of exercise. Source One’s permanent procurement staffing services can help.
With our robust network of resources and procurement subject matter expertise, we can help you overcome your supply chain recruiting challenges. Our inventory of hundreds of procurement, sourcing, and supply chain specialist resumes stands ready to relieve the pressure on your human resources department. Our permanent placement recruiting specialists can help you quickly fill your procurement team’s talent gaps, facilitating the entire process from identifying candidates to meet your staffing needs to assessing their capabilities during the interview process, and negotiating employment agreements with your candidate(s) of choice.
Source One’s permanent procurement, supply chain, and sourcing placement and staffing services can help you find the right resource in:
Unlike traditional permanent placement services or headhunters, Source One’s procurement staffing experts are active, experienced procurement, supply chain, and sourcing professionals. We know the skills and capabilities that procurement, supply chain, and sourcing resources must have – because we’ve worked in the field and done the work ourselves. For over 20 years, we’ve supported, led, and managed the projects, helping industry leaders realize millions of dollars in savings in the process. The proven steps we follow to fill your permanent procurement, supply chain, or sourcing positions are the same steps we follow to staff our own projects:
- Establish your organizational needs, strategy, and the procurement, supply chain, and sourcing scope of work
- Define the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the role
- Identify candidates who meet or exceed the experience and capability requirements
- Screen and interview candidates to qualify their suitability for your organization
- Ensure alignment between compensation requirements and project budget
Never worry about the hassles of finding procurement, supply chain, and sourcing resources again. Contact our procurement staffing experts today.