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Sustainable Procurement Strategy – Don’t Turn Left!

With the birth of a brand new and globally recognised standard ISO 20400:2017 (Sustainable Procurement) this is an exciting change and a real opportunity for organisations to showcase their commitment to sustainable sourcing. Not only that, but it will be a great tool moving forward for companies evaluating their supplier base to ensure they share the same values and commitment as they do. Balfour Beatty is leading the way as the first company globally to be assessed ISO standard.

My first few weeks with Procurement People

At the age of eighteen Wayne Rooney signed for Man United, he left his boyhood club Everton to sign for the then dominant Man United and made his debut in the Champions League against Fenerbahce scoring a hatrick – the perfect start for the now record breaking goal scorer of one of the largest football clubs in the world. 

Retaining Top Talent - The Key Factors

As the English Premier League season has recently come to a conclusion and with the UK transfer market due to re-open shortly; the ‘transfer gossip’ has already began to take centre stage once again with talks of a €100 million transfer of Antoine Greizmann to Manchester United leading the way! 

 

Procurement People are 10!

This month we will be celebrating our 10th Birthday here at Procurement People! Having been with the business from its very early days I have been fortunate enough to witness the journey which has had its fair share of peaks and challenges.

IR35 - What is it?

IR35 is the name given to a tax legislation that aims to ensure those who work through their own company often known as a ‘personal services company’ or a limited liability partnership pay employment taxes and national insurance contributions (NICs) in a similar way to their permanent counterparts. The aim of this is to specifically challenge those who in the eyes of HMRC should be classed as ‘disguised employees’.

Strategic Sourcing vs Category Management

Having worked in Procurement recruitment for 7+ years I have heard the term Strategic Sourcing and Category Management near enough on a day – to –day basis from clients and candidates alike. As such, when a Trainee asks me “what is the difference between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management?” you would expect me to roll off the perfect answer.

So… What actually is Procurement then?

First a little bit of context. As you may be aware, Procurement People were lucky enough to be acquired by the Executive Network Group six months ago, moving into new offices in Edgbaston and starting a new chapter for our business. This has been a great opportunity to network with the staff of five other specialist recruitment companies.

Is salary your main motivator in the workplace? A look at the Chinese Super League

As an avid football fan I have paid much interest over recent months of the emergence of the Chinese Super League within the world of football. For those of you unaware of the current situation, Chinese President Xi Jinping has an ambition to turn football in his country in to a global leader.

British Manufacturing Growing in the Face of Adversity! How can Procurement Continue to Aid Growth?

In 2017 we are braced for times of adversity with Brexit in Britain, Trump in America and the change in political establishment across the West, yet the manufacturing industry in Britain is going through an unexpected boom!

Brexit, A Golden Opportunity for Procurement to Shine?

Brexit maybe seen as doom and gloom for some professions, but it can be argued that it is a golden opportunity for procurement to shine and demonstrate its true value to  organisations  A recent survey reflected that one in four senior procurement practitioners expected the departure of the UK from Europe to heighten the status of procurement within their organisations.