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Cognitive computing is changing the procurement industry

Cognitive computing is changing the way procurement works in the 21st century, as processors become more streamlined and professionals are expected to have strong computing and data analytic skills, according to a number of speakers at this year’s World Procurement Congress (WPC). During discussions, it was said that the types of skills that traditionally put … Continued

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5 important factors to consider when hiring a Procurement Manager

Procurement Managers are vital to the whole success of a company. On a basic level, a Procurement Manager will ensure that their companies are taking a strategic approach to purchasing goods and services. They must secure the best deals and develop good relationships with suppliers. The role of Procurement Manager is vital to the growth … Continued

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Procurement Manager – are you ready to take the next step?

While working in the procurement industry, you will have developed a variety of hard and soft skills that will have helped you do your job properly, including empathy, communication, cost reduction and streamlining. After developing these skills, handling your own projects from start to finish, and dealing with everyone from CEOs to suppliers, you may … Continued

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How to find the perfect assistant buyer for your business

Assistant buyers support the procurement team in so many different ways, it’s important to ensure that during the hiring process you establish that your candidate has all the skills required. If you simply check out their past experiences and abilities without getting to know a little more, you might be missing out on the best … Continued

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Progress your career with an Assistant Buyer role

An Assistant Buyer plays a key role in any procurement team. Your knowledge of your products, services and industry must be second-to-none, while you will also be required to support senior staff and deputise in their absence. Before you start applying for Assistant Buyer roles, it is important to consider whether you have the required … Continued

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Find your next supply manager role

If you’re a skilled supply manager looking for your next role – then your skills are in high demand in with many UK businesses now investing more than ever in procurement. Better still, we can help you find a job that suits your skills and flexibility. Our recruiters will work closely with you to discover … Continued

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Recruiting your Supply Manager

Your Supply Manager will be responsible for planning and organising the transportation of goods and materials from suppliers and manufacturers to the customers. Finding your next Supply Manager couldn’t be easier with Portfolio Procurement. As well as being able to recognise high-calibre candidates who fit the bill with their skills and experience, our recruiters will … Continued

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Are procurement professionals prepared for the modern slavery act?

A shocking one fifth of UK procurement professionals, at businesses with over £36m annual turnover, are unaware of their responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act. What is the Modern Slavery Act? In 2015, parliament passed an act to tackle slavery in the UK (extending to England and Wales only) that consolidates previous offences relating to … Continued

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