Procurement | Supply Chain

Data & Value Driven | Resilience | Technology Savvy

Procurement and supply chain management is fast evolving and becoming more complex.

Companies gain a competitive advantage by operating cost effectively and supply chain efficiency is critical to achieving this. The competition gets harder every day. How you manage planning, sourcing and delivery of goods determines your costs, quality and agility in responding to customers. More businesses are reaching out to us to address their leadership and specialist skills gap in a more technology and driven environment as their business models change to meet market and customer demands.

Today’s supply chain, warehousing, distribution and logistics operations are facing pressure to significantly reduce costs by becoming more efficient and leaner. Coupled with this in a highly competitive market with customer expectations for quick delivery of products, forecasting and demand planning are the biggest challenges in supply chain management today. Equally, procurement leaders need to be more strategic as sourcing and buying has become complex and competitive requiring them to be more commercial astute and profit driven.

Procurement and supply chain functions need to more forward thinking focusing on automation, technology and supplier relationships whilst continuing to deliver on traditional cost savings. This requires logical thinkers who are innovative and technology savvy capable of adopting and adapting to rapid technology and digitalization advancements.

We work with our clients who are facing recruitment challenges when trying to fill mid-level and senior procurement, supply chain and warehouse management roles due to the growing complexity of commercial and data driven expertise. As competence in data, analytics, compliance and regulatory become more critical in procurement and supply chain management, Plum Jobs continues to work with business leaders to define and execute more robust talent management strategies.

Is your procurement and supply chain function agile and digital to respond to the challenges of changing market dynamics?

As procurement and supply chain become critical areas, we work with many organizations to redesign these functions to better manage their planning, sourcing, production and delivery of goods and services as this determines their quality, profitability and agility in meeting customer and market needs.

With the acute skills shortage for competence in data, analytics, compliance and regulatory and these activities become more critical in procurement and supply chain management, Plum Jobs continues to work with business leader to define and execute more robust talent management and people development strategies to create talent pipelines and succession plans.

New structures bring great opportunities to identify key and specialist roles as market and customer dynamics evolve.

Commercial & Contracts | Procurement | Sourcing | Supply Chain Management Leadership

In a world dominated by internet-based behemoths, there is a need to reinvent logistics and fulfillment operations to meet and exceed ever-growing customers’ expectations to retain them.

Procurement and supply chain leaders are under increasing pressure to shorten order-to-delivery cycles and increase profit margins. With the rising cost of materials and equipment, labor, distribution and transportation and outsourced services, a well-designed, efficiently managed strategic sourcing and supply chain function can positively impact the profitability of an organization through competitive vendor negotiations, supplier development, inventory optimization, efficient end to end process management, distribution, quality, planning and forecasting.

Focusing on the first and last mile shipping segments, leaders must make their supply chain business enablers that increase speed to market and revenue growth.

With an acute shortage of commercial and digital skills in most organization’s procurement and supply chain functions, we work with CEOs and business leaders to recruit senior sourcing, procurement and supply chain leaders.

Our candidates demonstrate their leadership capabilities through effectively using big data analytics for customer behaviour and trend analysis, demand prediction and augment data-driven decisions to reduce costs and improve service levels.When shortlisting our leadership candidates, we focus on their demonstrable expertise in strong adoption for data resulting in improved forecasting, resourcing, transparency, vendor relationship management, customer satisfaction and profitability.

Our candidates have expertise in building strategic partnerships with vendors to reduce prices, designed effective supply chain processes, developed vendor managed inventory models and implemented technology to drive supply chain efficiencies. By offering their organizations improved demand forecasts, inventory management and real-time route optimization, the benefits enterprise-wide are enormous.

Contact us to discuss how we can help you recruit procurement and supply chain leaders who can drive data-driven decisions, profitability and customer satisfaction through big data, strategic sourcing, vendor management and more efficient and cost-effective last mile delivery.

Through our leadership development solutions, we are expanding the performance capability of individuals to enable our clients to be faster, cheaper and profitable.

To successfully drive change, procurement and supply chain leadership must be able to influence stakeholders at every level including colleagues, by working more closely with them to provide solution-based results.

As teams become more global and virtual, our leadership and business skills solutions enable leaders to manage, engage and develop others more effectively.

Like any great initiative, we deliver successful programs through a journey. Working with you, we define that journey, the milestones and deliverables that demonstrate the investment was certainly worthwhile for both the individuals and organization.

From understanding how to lead transformation of their function to managing risks and developing talent, we enable leaders to drive business value not just in terms of cost but also how to establish a high-performance environment.

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