What skills are in demand in Procurement tech’ right now?

Since the end of the summer holidays, we’ve seen a significant spike in demand for people with experience of implementing cloud base procurement solutions, particularly SAP Ariba.  Typically we are being asked to recruit for people who can combine some technical skills with subject matter expertise in procurement technology and ideally the sort of experience that would enable them to thrive in a client facing role.

Strong communication skills and a good Project Management background are typically valued in such roles and would be a prerequisite for anyone seeking to move the spend management world from other areas like finance or supply chain solutions.

Besides SAP Ariba, experience of implementing solutions like Ivalua, Proactis, Coupa and other tools is also sought after by our clients.

We’ve got a host of opportunities in Europe including the UK, France, Benelux, Germany and the Nordics as well as overseas markets like Saudi Arabia.  Most are advertised on the jobs page of this site, so you can click the menu section above or here to take a closer look.

If you don’t see anything quite right but you have these skills then it is still worth getting in touch with us via info@edburydaley.com.

We’ll be offering our usual in-depth analysis of the wider market trends in our next Insider report which is currently in production and due for publication at the end of October. If you missed the last one it’s well worth reading judging by the feedback we’ve received from the market – download it here.