By Drew Haughey
We bet you’ve never heard of procurement. We also bet that you didn’t know a career in procurement can be lucrative, and can pave a path into supply chains for any major retailer. A supply chain ensures that a product makes its way from the factory to the shelf, then to the public. Depending on which part of the supply chain you procure for, you may change both raw materials and components into the finished, marketable product. In the modern day, product design can be the most vital part of planning how to create demand for a product.
Nikki Bell is the Head of Scottish Procurement Policy and Strategy. At Futures Fest (18th & 19th March) Nikki will deliver a seminar on what to do to follow her steps into the field. When asked, Nikki said her favourite part of her job was “not just the variety of what I get to do, but seeing the impact of my efforts. The bonus is the people I get to work with.” Opportunities will also exist for quick mentoring chats and interactive workshops with procurement professionals in the Procurement People of Tomorrow Zone including:
The job market and how buoyant it really is.
What salaries are available within the profession.
Vocational and academic pathways in to the profession.
Sources of advice and support to help you develop your CV targeted to a career in procurement and supply chain.
Where to find out more about a career in procurement and supply chain.
To find out more make sure you visit our Futures Fest event at The Arches, Glasgow on the 18th & 19th March and follow us @FuturesFest!