Procurement & Supply Chain

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O | Procurement & Supply Chain Recruiting Verticals:

Procurement and Supply Chain – Integral to the operational success of businesses across industries. From managing vendor relationships to optimizing cost efficiency, professionals in this field play a vital role in ensuring seamless supply chain operations. Let’s explore the key aspects of Procurement/Supply Chain jobs, including different spend categories, contract negotiation, and it’s collaboration with FP&A


  • Build strong relationships with multiple business partners; including manufacturing plant finance, global strategy, and corporate accounting teams
  • Execute sourcing initiatives and lead RFPs based on identified opportunities
  • Lead the contract review process for assigned categories; team with Legal counsel to develop contracts ensuring quality and adherence to company standards
  • Create innovative and stakeholder informed category & supply chain strategies
  • Drive continuous improvement activities within assigned spend portfolio – optimize internal demand / specifications and optimize supplier services / products
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the department’s strategic, operational, and tactical processes
  • Conduct diligence on new suppliers and project manage onboarding of them
  • Contribute to the documentation of initiatives and supplier records in Procurement’s systems


Procurement involves the acquisition of goods and services necessary for a company’s operations via suppliers, while Supply Chain encompasses the entire process from sourcing raw materials to delivering finished products to customers. Professionals in these roles are responsible for managing various aspects of the supply chain, ensuring timely delivery, quality control, cost optimization, contract negotiation, and vendor management.



Spend Categories

  • Direct Spend: Direct spend refers to expenditures related to goods and services directly used in the production process. This includes raw materials, components, and machinery necessary for manufacturing.
  • Indirect Spend: Indirect spend encompasses non-production-related expenses such as office supplies, IT services, marketing, and travel expenses. These purchases support business operations but are not directly tied to product manufacturing.
  • Capital Expenditure (CapEx): CapEx involves investments in long-term assets such as equipment, machinery, and facilities. Procurement professionals manage CapEx projects, ensuring optimal returns on investment and adherence to budgetary constraints.

Contract Negotiation

  • Supplier Relationship Management: Building strong relationships with suppliers is crucial for negotiating favorable terms and ensuring reliable supply. Procurement professionals engage in collaborative discussions with suppliers to establish mutually beneficial contracts.
  • Cost Reduction Strategies: Negotiating lower prices, volume discounts, and favorable payment terms are essential strategies for cost reduction. Procurement specialists leverage market insights, competitive bids, and strategic sourcing to drive down costs without compromising quality.
  • Risk Mitigation: Contract negotiation involves assessing and mitigating various risks, including supply chain disruptions, quality issues, and price fluctuations. Procurement professionals incorporate risk management strategies into contract terms to protect the organization’s interests.

Helpful Procurement / Supply Chain Designations & Career Resources:

  1. Six Sigma Certification (IASSC)
  2. CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional
  3. Why Choose a Career in Procurement?


O | Representative Direct Hire Procurement & Supply Chain Searches:

Procurement Associate (Indirect Spend), Procurement Manager (IT), Finance Manager – Supply Chain, Contract Negotiation Specialist, Senior FA – Supply Chain, Buyer, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Strategic Sourcing Specialist



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  • Introductory Call / Meeting
  • Resume Strategy
  • Determining search parameters
  • Origin Staffing will only show you opportunities within set parameters. We always present the whole story behind the openings – including describing the company’s business infrastructure / future growth plans, reason for opening, team structure, general compensation & benefits info, job description and most importantly any specific color on the opportunity directly from the hiring manager.
  • We NEVER send your resume to any companies until we receive your permission – “Green light with interest to pursue”
  • Every company has a different interview process – some just want to get to know you, some will grill you on a technical level, some expect you to know specifics about them, some have deal breaker parameters not shown on the job description. This is only on a company level. Then each interviewer has their own style.
  • We’ll prep you to help navigate this minefield, and make sure you make a great 1st, 2nd and sometimes 3rd impression.
  • On the other side – most interviews are very informational in nature – hence we’ll help you fine-tune the appropriate questions to ask (and sometimes most importantly to avoid) to get the information necessary to make the right decision @ the end of an interview process.
  • This happens early in the process, in the middle of interviewing, and at the “decision step”. Origin Staffing is incentivized to make sure you are excited about an offer package.
  • References, Giving Notice, Background Checks, taking time off in between positions, making the right 1st impression with the new company. All of these steps can be tricky to navigate – we’ll be there by your side offering support & guidance.
  • Over 80% of our business is from referrals – we’d love to stay in touch long term & be your “Go To” recruiting agency in Boston for the remainder of your career. Your professional interests will evolve over the years and we’ll be there to support you.
  • Additionally, as you progress your career and have direct reports to hire, we’ll be there to fill out your team with top talent.