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Rising demand for procurement professionals in Hong Kong

Updated: 01 Mar 2014

Demand for Procurement Managers in Hong Kong’s retail sector is increasing as China continues to open new factories and plants, says recruiting experts Hays Procurement in Hong Kong. 


According to the recruiter, this market will continue to blossom as China has been capitalising on countless opportunities from international businesses.


“In an increasingly technology driven world, procurement and sourcing organisations are engaging heavily with service providers, IT, telecommunications and all electronic companies. These organisations are looking for ways to efficiently obtain goods and services at the minimum cost,” says Marc Burrage, Regional Director of Hays in Hong Kong.


“Demand for Procurement Managers is therefore increasing as more companies enter the region and the commercial cost of running a business rises,” says Marc. “These professionals can develop cost savings strategies to boost a company’s profitability and cash flow.


“Today procurement is seen as a strategic function that not only improves an organisation’s profitability but also helps to streamline processes, reduce prices for raw materials and identify better quality of supply.


“Given that Hong Kong remains one of the world’s major retail centres, we are also seeing demand from retail and FMCG operations for back office Merchandisers to regulate the flow of goods and how they are allocated within regional markets. There are a lot of candidates in this space however quality candidates remain in short supply,” says Marc.


“We are also seeing demand for Sourcing Managers as these professionals track down quality suppliers and maintain quality products and services. This is an important priority since many organisations have their head offices located in Hong Kong but most of the manufacturing and supplier development is anchored in the Southern Chinese provinces.”


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