Career Development


As the leading recruiting expert and Career Development Knowledge Partner of CIPS, Hays Procurement & Supply Chain has a wealth of experience to support you every step of the way through your career.

Our resources provide you with guidance when starting out your procurement career, through to planning your journey to the top, and information for when you recruit on how to attract and retain the best talent.

The range of resources and tools includes CV writing guidance, interview skills and tips, competency assessments, competency tools and much more.

To discuss the next step in your procurement career or your hiring needs contact Scott Dance, Director at Hays Procurement & Supply Chain or locate your nearest Hays office

 

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CIPS/Hays 2019 Procurement Salary Guides launch June 2019
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Resources

 

Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2019 Request a copy of the Procurement and Salary Guide and Insights 2019

We are pleased to partner with CIPS for a fifth year to continue to provide insight into the key trends and issues impacting  the procurement and supply chain profession. Request your copy 

 




What do you do outside of your 9 to 5?

Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, with ‘side hustles’ steadily on the rise - but what are people doing outside their day jobs? 

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Salary Survey

It’s not just down to businesses to bridge the digital skills gap

With the pace of digital change showing no signs of abating, keeping up-to-date with the latest skills continues to be crucial. We take a look at the ways we can all proactively take responsibility for our own learning and future-proof our skills in a fascinating world of digital transformation.

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Salary Survey

4 ways to succeed in your career without becoming a people manager

People management isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. We discuss four ways you can achieve your career aspirations without needing to manage people. 

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Salary Survey

Avoid these common interview errors

Got an interview coming up? We take a look at common pitfalls that candidates often face when interviewing for a job, as well as advice on how you can overcome them. 

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Salary Survey

How to master giving feedback to stakeholders and suppliers 

Relationship Management and soft skills are key to procurement success. Being great at giving and receiving feedback speeds your development, accelerates the development of the people you interact with, and builds trust in all those relationships, making you more influential with others. This blog shares tips on how you can accelerate these interactions and build trust with key stakeholders and suppliers. 

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Salary Survey

Three ways procurement professionals can progress 

The latest Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide identifies career progression as an important factor to procurement professionals, but progression doesn’t just mean a promotion. Find out how you can progress your procurement team in our blog.  

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Are your application processes too long to attract procurement talent

Demand for talented procurement professionals continues to be high. Our CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide 2018 shows that three-fifths of managers are expecting to hire procurement, supply chain and logistics (PSC&L) talent in the next year. However, the percentage of employers facing challenges finding the right talent is on the increase, rising by 5% from last year to 56% in 2018.

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Improving perceptions of procurement

I have often spoken in previous blogs about the ongoing transition of procurement from a tactical to a more strategic function taking place in many organisations over recent years. A key part of achieving this is through changing perceptions of the profession away from merely being a cost-saving function. It is therefore encouraging to see in our latest CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2018 report that 69% of professionals agree that the perception of procurement has improved in the last year.

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Hays Diversity and Inclusion Report 2018

A well-planned and executed diversity and inclusion strategy is essential to effective talent management and an organisation’s sustained success.

The Hays Diversity & Inclusion 2018 Report gives you a snapshot of today’s world of work, from a survey of over 9,300 UK professionals, and offers practical recommendations to enhance your diversity and inclusion policies to ensure effective talent management and secure better operational performance.

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What Workers Want Report 2018?

This year’s report looks at the four stages of the applicant journey; Search, Apply, Decide and Join; and highlights areas where employers can improve their processes and avoid roadblocks to find the best professionals.

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Are your application processes too long to attract procurement talent?

Although demand for skilled procurement professionals continues to be high, over half of employers face challenges finding the right talent. One area where employers are losing out on prospective candidates is during the application process. Our What Workers Want research shows that time, or the lack of it, means that professionals are less engaged when applying for roles. So what can you do to avoid losing candidates during the application stage?  

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Four ways to define your business case

The five skills of strategic procurement leaders

It is an exciting time to be working in the procurement profession. The importance of procurement continues to go from strength to strength, and an increasing number of organisations are making the move from a tactical to a strategic procurement function.

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Four ways to define your business case

About Hays

About Hays

Hays is the leading global specialist recruitment group, and the market leader in the UK and Australia, placing professional candidates into permanent, temporary and interim jobs. 

Specialist recruitment is all about people. Over 7,979 people make up our worldwide team, working out of over 240 offices in 33 countries; we share ideas, knowledge and experience across businesses and territories to deliver outstanding results.

Our people work with job seekers and employers to place the right people in the right jobs; we invest heavily in equipping our staff with the skills to perform to the highest standards while developing their careers.

We serve over 20 specialisms, covering everything from accountancy and finance to construction, IT, education and healthcare. Across many of these sectors, we also have further specialised teams dedicated to public services, not-for-profit, executive and international recruitment.

Providing excellent customer service underpins our business and is an area we monitor closely in order to maintain our position as market leader. Our customers benefit from the specialist sector knowledge of our consultants and our extensive office network and industry contacts.

Hays Procurement

We understand the impact that a procurement team can have on the success of an organisation and the difficult task that many procurement functions face in having to adhere to budgets and saving targets while ensuring value for money and delivery excellence.

Our expert team of consultants is dedicated to supplying organisations in the public and private sectors with the procurement professionals they need. Through a national network of regional offices, we provide staffing solutions on a temporary, interim and permanent basis.

We work with many of the UK’s leading organisations helping them to recruit the best procurement talent in the market. Our consultants are dedicated to key procurement areas such as interim management, indirect procurement, direct procurement, public sector and senior appointments - enabling them to build up expert knowledge of the recruitment market in your area and a deep understanding of the specific procurement skills, experience and technical knowledge needed to succeed.


For more information please visit the Hays website.

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CIPS/Hays Salary Guide Resources

 

Benchmark Your Salary
Use the interactive map to benchmark your salary by job level with other regions in the UK.

Benchmark Your Salary

Use the interactive map to benchmark your salary by job level with other regions in the UK.


CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2019 


 

With the fast pace of change bought about by digitisation and the uncertainty in the global economy, surely the question we are all asking is what will all this mean for the procurement profession, and how should it prepare to react quickly. As a professional body, we need to explore all options and outcomes in order to identify opportunities for procurement and supply, and its next generation of professionals. With the changes we have seen in recent months never before has it been more important to have trained professionals in procurement.

 

So how do you attract and retain the best?

 

To promote the profession and inspire the best talent to choose procurement and supply chain management as a career, CIPS and Hays Recruitment have carried out for the fifth year an in-depth survey. This benchmarks salaries, bonuses and benefits for different roles in different regions and sectors, and highlights the perceived value of the profession up to Board level, and to understand the career aspirations of professionals.

 

The results make a fascinating read and indeed there is no other publication that explores in depth, the appreciated value of procurement and supply chain management.

 

All regional reports will be available to download from 18 June but if you cannot wait please register to request a preview copy of the UK results here.

 


The CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2018

 


Alternatively, download:


25 April 2018 - Procurement pay rises outstrip UK average, but gender gap widens

4 May 2018 - Are you being Paid enough?


DOWNLOAD WEBINAR RECORDING | CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2018

Download the webinar recording to hear Scott Dance, Director, Hays Procurement & Supply Chain present the survey findings and trends for the UK. 

 


The CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2017