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Purchasing recruitment agencies

Purchasing and procurement are an integral part of many businesses. Purchasing recruitment agencies play an important role in connecting employees and potential employers at the national and regional levels. Purchasing professionals may work in a variety of roles such as inventory, supply chain, and administration.

Qualifications and Skills

Purchasing recruitment agencies source for candidates who are highly qualified in their professions. These may be academic qualifications such as a degree and NVQs or years of experience with a proven track record.

Relevant areas of study for fresh graduates include purchasing and logistics, purchasing and supply, finance and economics, and supply chain management. Some general sectors require applicants to have a 2:1 degree in any discipline to gain access to on the job training programs.

Purchasing staffing agencies also offer apprentice placement for candidates who are freshly graduated. Entry-level applicants who have a diploma in disciplines related to purchasing and procurement are also top picks for these firms.

High-level executive jobs that are not typically advertised by hiring organisations are filled by engaging headhunting recruitment agencies.

In addition to academic qualifications, applicants need to have strong analytical and project management skills. Candidates who demonstrate business shrewdness, diplomacy and the ability to make decisions fast are highly sought-after.

Salary and Career prospects

Common employers in this industry include the Armed Forces, local authorities, manufacturing and service organisations, engineering and construction, and public services industries, among others. Experience in the right roles, coupled with skills and some training give applicants a better chance at permanent employment and career progression.

Career progression in this sector is typically fast depending on the number of people in the department. Career prospects may include promotion to managing a small team of workers to eventually being part of the management team.

Remuneration rates in this industry are very competitive starting at around £20,000 for entry-level jobs. Graduate trainees may earn up to £25,000 annually depending on the organisation. Mid-level executives earn between £28,000-£46,000 while senior directors can earn salaries ranging from £50,000-£100,000.

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply estimates the average wage for professionals in this sector is £46,422. It also ranks salaries highest in private organisations in London and the South East.

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Executemps Recruitment Ltd

Executemps has achieved a fantastic reputation due to delivery of client partnering, consultation and providing tailored temporary recruitment solutions. As a result up to 90% of our temporary staff have been directly engaged by our clients, or had their assignments extended.

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34 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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