Hotseat: Olivia Fisher, Procurement & Supply Chain specialist

Liv is part of our Procurement & Supply Chain team, recruiting within the Engineering, Manufacturing and Public Sector across North Yorkshire. Liv has been with us for 2 months now and her previous experience is predominantly within sales and customer service within the education and I.T. sectors.

ROI: Are Interim Managers good value for money?

We often encounter clients that tell us day rates for interim managers amount to daylight robbery, but is that really the case? There are many benefits to using an interim manager, they are often less expensive than you think & the ROI they bring is invaluable.

Comparing PAYE & Interim Managers

The biggest mistake clients make is to simply take the day rate & x it by the number of working days in the year, for example 260 x £500 is made to look like an annual salary of £130k!

In fact, this is far from the truth. In simple terms day rates should be calculated like this:

Is your Supply Chain ready for Brexit?

With post-Brexit trade negotiations still up in the air, both British and European firms are thinking about their supply chains and how they will be affected if mutually beneficial tariff deals with the EU aren’t achieved.

Brexit drives increased demand for Supply Chain & Procurement professionals

In quarter 1 of this year the number of supply chain and procurement roles in the UK rose by a huge 43% compared to the same period in 2016.

Filling the widening talent gap in procurement

In recent years the value proposition of a CPO has shifted as the procurement team are being asked to do more for less or to do many different things within the same team.

Emerging technologies transforming the procurement value proposition

The Deloitte Global CPO Survey for 2016 recently discovered that many CPO’s recognise that there are improvements to be made to the procurement process; cycle times need to be shorter, insight needs to be richer and performance needs to be more transparent and efficient. For these reasons it is expected that disruptive technologies will transform supply market-facing assets in business.

Ten Questions. One Hot Seat...

Climbing the career ladder is not always an easy pathway to navigate. We’ve spoken to experts in their fields to encourage them to share pearls of wisdom about how they’ve made it in their specialist sectors.

Are your procurement skills transferable?

If you have worked within a procurement or buying environment, you have probably worked alongside people with quite a diverse set of backgrounds. So why is it, when you see a job advertised it will usually ask for experience in the same industry?

Procurement professional urged to move out of comfort zone to develop skills

In a recent interview with Supply Management, Nick Jenkinson, head of indirect procurement at Aryzta, said switching sectors helps to push people out of their comfort zone and develop more skills.

Development of skills sets will be key to the future of procurement, says C

As procurement executives are under pressure to perform in an era of globalisation and outsourced capabilities, many are pushing procurement in directions where new models and new ways of working are essential. This year, KPMG has released findings from its “25 in 25” research where 25 senior chief procurement officers and executives were asked to comment on what the world of procurement will look like in 2025.