Talent Management

 Effective talent management is a critical business goal for all leading organisations in today's economy. The fast-paced development of purchasing as a crucial lever for competitive advantage has meant that the 'war for procurement talent' is as intense as it has ever been.

The scarcity of skilled executive purchasing talent means that companies must be creative in their approach to attracting, developing and retaining the top people. A recent management article in ELP Magazine suggested: "it is far easier to teach a business manager about procurement than it is to teach a procurement manager about business."

Understanding the needs of the client

Their issues range from delivering cost savings to the bottom line; sourcing effectively from low cost regions; working together with suppliers to deliver value for the longer term through to developing talent within the procurement team. These challenges are often intensified by addressing them in complex, international, multi-functional environments.