As recruiters who specialize in Procurement, we at Argentus are exposed every day to people working in Procurement’s different categories. It lets us see a variety of skills, approaches and best practices in this field as it rapidly changes and evolves to serve businesses more strategically. We interact with everyone from Direct Procurement professionals who source the raw materials that go into manufacturing, to IT Procurement professionals who work strategically with suppliers to boost their company’s investment in innovation, to Marketing Procurement specialists with their deep understanding of advertising and marketing strategy.
Because Strategic Procurement works so closely with various stakeholders, its practitioners are often highly specialized. That’s part of what makes it so interesting as a career. There’s an opportunity to follow your own interests, and provide value to a huge variety of parts of a business – while making it leaner and more efficient. What’s not to love?
But what category should you specialize in? What categories are in highest demand for companies looking to hire? As you plan your career, it’s worth developing skills that are in high demand – or skills that are in low supply. That’s why we’ve put together this infographic detailing which categories are hardest for companies to find when hiring in Procurement.
See how your expertise stacks up below!
We hope you find the info useful! Of course, this infographic isn’t exhaustive. It’s also anecdotal, based on our own experiences as a recruitment agency. But we are an agency with decades of combined experience recruiting in Procurement specifically, so there’s that.
Finally, if you’re working in one of the harder to find categories (or really if you’re working in any category) we’d love to hear from you! Whether you’re looking to make a move right now, or just see what’s out there – we love to network with Procurement professionals from any category and any industry. So get in touch!
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