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Career Pulse June 2016

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June 2016

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Message from the Vice President

Unemployment continues to decline, which means that procurement professionals who have the requisite skills in strategic sourcing and category management are in high demand!

Declining unemployment, however, also presents challenges for companies who need supply chain talent. Top companies are finding unique ways to attract skilled employees, and it’s not uncommon to find individuals receiving multiple offers with a variety of different incentives. Oftentimes, individuals that Denali identifies are not always in active job searches. However, as soon as a person considers a job change, many possibilities can open up to them.

Denali foresees continued job growth and ongoing demand for high-performing procurement talent – particularly those with key technical and soft skills. In our next issue of Career Pulse, we’ll take a look at the soft skills most valued by top procurement organizations and discuss how you can best enhance yours to be prepared.

Denali represents many of today’s most sought after procurement organizations in their search for top talent. If you are considering a new opportunity, please review some of our direct hire opportunities with Denali clients listed below. If you are hiring any of the following; direct hire, interim or project-based talent, consider partnering with Denali.

Marrena Anderson
Vice President, Denali Group

 
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“The unemployment rate has declined 0.3 percentage points to 4.7 percent in May (2016)”

– Bureau of Labor Statistic

 

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The World is Your Oyster

Procurement professionals are in high demand and now have the ability to earn greater compensation than ever before. And, these days, compensation can come in different forms – financial compensation mixed with other incentives that may be even more appealing to a new generation of workforce. Here are a few considerations when deciding on your next career move or if you’re looking to hire top procurement talent. 

Compensation – Until recently, companies could offer salary at midpoint or below and secure their candidate of choice. Now, in order to attract top talent, companies must offer competitive salaries in addition to other aspects of compensation, including: insurance, 401K, stock options, PTO, bonuses, and other financial incentives. Sign-on bonuses are not uncommon, and are often a good way to secure employees who might be considering similar opportunities. 

Work/Life Balance – This continues to resonate with those seeking new opportunities. More than one-half (53%) of employees reported work/life balance was very important to their job satisfaction–the same percentage as base rate of pay! 

Flexible Schedules – Many in today’s workforce favor a position that offers a remote or semi-remote work arrangement–with a lessened commute or flex time–rather than one that offers more financial compensation. Quite often, individuals are willing to travel to stakeholder locations to develop relationships, but then want to leverage remote work possibilities once relationships become more established. Companies are finding that flexible opportunities often attract the best talent. 

Cultural Fit – A key consideration when selecting a career opportunity is the organization’s culture – is it a good fit? In the age of social media, websites like glassdoor.com allow employees to post reviews on their employer, including salary information and the company’s interview process. This is easily accessible and often used by candidates when considering a company. Is this someplace where others enjoy working and have been treated fairly? Companies need to take necessary steps to improve culture and repair their image if they do not have a favorable online reputation. This can be done by being open and honest during interviews and offering your company’s plans to remedy the situation.

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Here’s a list of Hot Jobs for Procurement Professionals.
Find your perfect fit today!

 

Title Category Location(s)
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Senior Category Manager – Marketing Services Recruiting Northern New Jersey Apply Now
Procurement Innovation Manager Recruiting Twin Falls, ID Apply Now
VP – Global Procurement Recruiting Northeast USA Apply Now
Procurement Manager – CAPEX/MRO Recruiting Atlanta Metro Apply Now
Procurement Manager – Marketing Services Recruiting NYC Metro Apply Now
Senior Category Manager – IT Services Recruiting St. Louis Metro Apply Now
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Director – Strategic Sourcing Recruiting Chicago Metro Apply Now

 

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About Denali Group
Founded in 1996, Denali Group collaborates with supply chain and procurement professionals to deliver more value, faster and more efficiently. Denali’s innovative solutions help Global 1000 companies transform organizational capabilities, improve execution efficiencies, increase spend under management, and accelerate time to savings. Services include:

Denali Advisory: Procurement transformation, spend management and strategic sourcing consulting

Denali Sourcing Services: Managed sourcing execution and procurement outsourcing

Denali Recruiting: Direct-hire placement of supply chain professionals

Denali Talent: On-demand procurement talent for temporary and project-based work; temp-hire conversions

Denali Academy: Strategic category management training and development

Denali Intelligence: Subscription and custom supply market intelligence

For more information on Denali Group services, visit http://denaliusa.com or call 888-824-8866.