PROCUREMENT HEADS BLOG

New ONS data released

ONS figures today (19 July) show that the number of UK workers on payrolls rose by 31,000 between May and June to 29.6m - representing a new record.

Meanwhile, there are 1.3m vacancies.

Let’s flip that, there are 1.3m opportunities.

There have been many opportunities in the procurement and supply chain market in the last 12 months, something which shows no signs of relenting and there are a number of reasons for this:

  • Businesses are looking to bounce back from the pandemic
  • Procurement’s profile has never been higher
  • Geopolitical pressures and their impact on supply chains

Across the financial and professional services sector the demand for top talent has been extremely high – and at Procurement Heads we have helped organisations push on with their strategic plans by partnering with them to recruit the best procurement and supply chain talent.

More often than not on a retained basis, with organisations seeing the huge benefits of this model of recruitment.

Clearly, with so many opportunities out there, the demand for recruitment agencies will continue to grow.

Recruiters have vast networks of stellar professionals who aren’t actively seeking a new role.

Where recruitment consultants play a pivotal role is their ability to partner with organisations and attract this non-active talent base to consider their next opportunity by really selling the culture and growth potential the role has to offer.

Now, more than ever, if you are looking to hire – no matter which sector that might be in – I implore you to consider the benefits your business will see from utilising the professional services of a recruitment consultancy.


If you are looking for your next procurement or supply chain opportunity, click here to view all of our current vacancies.

If you are looking for support on your next procurement or supply chain hire, contact us here.

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