Finding the Right Procurement Leader – A Permanent Staffing Case Study
The Situation: A leading North America-based international medical devices company was looking for a top-notch Director of Strategic Sourcing who could successfully operate in a very lean environment to build out a procurement team and run an effective supply chain. The challenge was finding the right fit: someone local who came from a highly regulated industry, comfortable in a start-up-like environment, with the ability to not only rollout strategic initiatives, but roll-up their sleeves to fill tactical talent gaps. Frustrated with the amount of time, money, and effort spent recruiting for a candidate after a year with no success, the medical devices company reached out to Corcentric for procurement professional staffing support.
The Solution: Corcentric’s procurement staffing experts got right to work, leveraging our robust candidate database to pursue active and passive talent. In just two weeks, five talented senior-level procurement and strategic sourcing specialists in the local area with regulatory backgrounds, candidates were presented to the medical devices hiring team. Corcentric’s procurement staffing team knew where to look and how to vet the candidates to ease the recruiting burden from their internal teams and make the process easy for the hiring decision makers.
The Results: For the medical devices client, the headache of recruiting for such a niche role was over. Facilitating the search, vetting, and interview process for Director of Strategic Sourcing position, Corcentric made the procurement recruiting process seamless. In just a few weeks, the client was ready to on-board their new employee and get their procurement initiatives off the ground running. With a Director of Sourcing in place, our client has been able to build out effective procurement policies and procedures, and work towards building out a procurement team.