Bringing future capability to your purchasing team

Through our unique partnership with Procurement People, we are able to combine our experience and capabilities to create an exciting new approach to ensure you have the best talent on your team for the challenges you are yet to face. We call this collaborative partnership Positive People.

Talent Pipeline

You might know where your talent lies today, but what about the talent you will need tomorrow or next year? The specialist purchasing practitioners who will add dramatic value to your company in the future may be working elsewhere today; they may not even know they will come and join your team.

Positive People is a game-changing concept for the purchasing community that marks a shift away from tactical recruitment to a planned approach, creating a pipeline of potential future candidates that meet your future needs. Not only that, but we can assess purchasing capability in the precise areas you need and pre-qualify candidates. We can even train new recruits in key aspects of strategic procurement so they arrive ready to add value to your organization.

We develop talent pipelines, candidates who perfectly fit your future needs; we establish a dialogue with prospective candidates who undergo screening and the Competency Assessment Program against the job profiles, competencies and planned locations of your organization.

We can support this process for you and help you reduce the lead times to recruit when you do need the right people. This forward-thinking process of recruitment and talent management support will help you develop the right people for the future in the external market and also takes the risk out of the recruitment process.

Competency Assessment in Recruitment

By applying our proven Competency Assessment approach to recruitment, we can assess future candidates against the precise procurement skill set you need; helping you to make the right decisions, hire the right people and focused learning and development for new starts precisely where needed.

Each potential new hire undertakes an online self-assessment and rank themselves against a range of capability statements, providing supporting information to substantiate their assessments. Candidates then undergo a one-to-one interview with a senior procurement professional, where their responses are discussed and scores moderated to arrive at a final assessment. We provide a full report to the organization (and the candidate if requested) defining how the candidate compares to best practice procurement capability or your own competency framework, strengths and areas for development.

Recruit & Assess

Need the best procurement specialists globally? Our rich talent pipeline, global experience and global network mean we know the market and can find the right people for permanent and interim positions.

To find out more about how we can begin recruiting the team you need for your future success, contact us.

Alternatively, you can download our Positive People brochure, where you’ll find more information.