Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Rising demand for procurement and SC roles

There has been a significant increase in demand and reward for procurement and supply management professionals during the course of the past year, according to research by Hays Procurement, and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Some 33 per cent more of these jobs were advertised in Q2 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. Vacancies for procurement officers increased most sharply with a rise of 200 per cent, while senior buyer roles were up by 110 per cent and procurement managers 75 per cent.

CIPS points to increased pressures within the public sector to reduce costs as a likely cause for this trend.