The CFO or CPO seeking external consultancy support to affect procurement led transformation now has a plethora of options when deciding which company to use.
From the big four and other well established international consultancies to smaller boutique specialists, there is now a hugely competitive market for procurement consultancy. With the increased use of spend management tools providing a stimulus to demand in the sector, its become a growing market area again since the recession.
The competition for the most prized clients is mirrored by that for the best people in this sector with certain key skill sets in short supply.
We see significant demand for practice leadership skills which usually includes business development capability and a mature network of senior management contacts.