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2012 US Procurement & Supply Chain | Talent Pool Report


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See the supply and demand for procurement and supply chain professionals in the US, as well as the top factors that these professionals look for in a new job.

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2012 US Procurement & Supply Chain | Talent Pool Report

  1. 1. Talent InsightsTalent Pool ReportTechnical Salespeople ProfessionalsProcurement and Supply Chain September 2012Executive Summary Where should you look for talent?Did you know that a procurement and supply chain • Hidden Gems: These mid-sized markets have relativelyprofessional living in Chicago is over two times more lower demand, meaning hiring is likely to be easierlikely to be contacted by a recruiter than one living • High-Demand: These are the largest markets, wherein Los Angeles? LinkedIn data shows that: overall demand is also highest and hiring may be difficult • There are over 103,000 procurement and supply chain • Saturated: These small to mid-sized markets also have professionals throughout the United States very high demand, meaning hiring is likely to be difficult • New York City has the biggest population of procurement and supply chain professionals, but demand is highest in Chicago Region Quadrant • Medium, lower-demand markets like Boston, Seattle, 100 SATURATED HIGH-DEMAND and Los Angeles are likely to offer untapped sources 90 Chicago New York of talent City • Supplier management, contract negotiation, and cost 80 reduction skills are in high demand • While this pool is driven primarily by compensation and 70 Philadelphia Houston benefits, they differ from other talent in that they value a company with a long-term strategic vision and are San Francisco Bay Dallas/Fort Worth Demand Index 60 Atlanta Detroit less concerned with flexible work arrangements Pittsburgh Charlotte, NC Indianapolis, IN Minneapolis/St. Paul Columbus, OH Cleveland/Akron, OH Milwaukee Cincinnati 50 Los AngelesOverview BostonA world of insights can be gathered from LinkedIn’s 175 40million members - the world’s largest professional network. Seattle“Procurement” and “supply chain” are among the mostsearched terms by recruiters on LinkedIn, showing that themarket for procurement and supply chain talent is one of HIDDEN GEMSthe hottest in the US. LinkedIn recruiter activity and member 30data can be used to determine supply and demand for 1,000 2,000 5,000 10,000these professionals. A higher demand index means that Supply (# Professionals)the average professional in a region is receiving morecontact from recruiters than peers in other regions. Which skills are in short supply?Demand based on recruiter activity on LinkedIn Large, high-demand Recruiter activity can also highlight which skills are in high regions demand. For procurement and supply chain professionals, our data shows that expertise with skills like supplier management, contract negotiations, retail buying and business process improvement is highly sought after on DEMAND LinkedIn. Professionals with these skills are up to 4x more Large, low-demand regions “Hidden Gems” likely to be contacted by a recruiter. Therefore, expect to spend more time filling positions that require these skills. SUPPLY Number of talent pool members in each region
  2. 2. What do procurement and supply chain professionals consider when evaluating a job?Percentage who believe each attribute is important when considering a job opportunity 64%EXCELLENT COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 66% 51% GOOD WORK-LIFE BALANCE 57% 37% JOB SECURITY 40% 28% STRONG CAREER PATH 29% AN EMPLOYER WHO VALUES 24% EMPLOYEES CONTRIBUTIONS 28% A COMPANY WITH A LONG-TERM 20% STRATEGIC VISION 27% A COMPANY CULTURE THAT FITS 27% MY PERSONALITY 20% 23% FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS 11% US Average Procurement & Supply Chain ProfessionalsHow can you reach out to this critical talent pool?Reach this critical talent by leveraging the assets you already have on LinkedIn. Beyond that, posting your procurement and supplychain positions on LinkedIn allows our matching algorithms to put those jobs in front of relevant candidates – active or passive. 1. Employees’ Networks Engage with the talent already connected to your employees Over 4.3M LinkedIn members – including your employees – are connected to this talent pool 2. Company Followers Post relevant information about your company and industry Members are nearly 3x more likely to apply for jobs at companies they follow 3. Company/Career Page Give candidates a picture of what it’s like to work for your company Showcase your employment brand with focused, targeted content 4. Targeted Advertising Dynamically deliver your message to members that fit your opportunity - on and off LinkedIn Drive traffic to your career page and jobs, or reach out to passive candidates directlyWant to learn more about how your company is already connected to this talent pool and how you can best leverage theseassets to reach this important talent pool for job opportunities? talent.linkedin.comSurvey Methodology: In July-August 2012, LinkedIn conducted online interviews among 4,897 members who reside in the United States. Copyright © 2012 LinkedIn Corporation. LinkedIn, the LinkedIn logo, and InMail are registered trademarks of LinkedIn Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.