2011 | Adam Leach
The UK jobs market for buyers continued to outperform most professions during
the second quarter and looks set to improve further, according to a survey by
recruitment specialists Edbury Daley.
The research activity is picking up across the sector with movement at
the CPO level and a large increase in demand for category leaders and sourcing
The study, which was completed by more than 100 purchasing and HR managers,
predicts benefits brought about by activity at the top end of the sector will
trickle down through to the lower levels. Analysing the findings the report
said: “Movement at the top end of the market tends to filter down into a busier
recruitment market generally, and after a slower period this is really
encouraging for those who feel their career progression has been slowed by the
On a less positive note, the survey found things quietened down at the end of
March/start of April because of budget restrictions at the end of the financial
year. The Easter holidays and the extra bank holiday for the royal wedding were
also reported to have pushed recruitment activity down across the sector slightly.
With regards to the private sector, the survey reports particularly strong
growth in the FMCG sector, this is strongest for companies with medium and
small procurement functions. Technology, events, travel and marketing
procurement roles are in particularly strong health, outperforming HR and facilities.
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