We are delighted to announce that eXceeding has been named as an approved government supplier on Crown Commercial Service [CCS]’s G-Cloud 12 framework.
We are delighted and, frankly, really quite excited to announce Michelle and Courtney have joined our growing team of Procurement Consultants.
Much of the content you read surrounding the procurement function at the moment paints the picture that, quite rightly, CPOs will be given a bigger seat at the table post-COVID19.
Outsourcing services is a key tool, enabling organisations to focus on their core activities and often improving the quality of the service offered. However, given that businesses are heavily focused on adjusting their supply chains post-COVID19, how might their approach to outsourcing change?
Like many other sectors, the construction sector has seen a Covid-shaped hole in its pipeline over recent months, resulting in increased demand for fewer new business opportunities. This increase in competition for bids has often led to a less than desirable price war in the tender response process and more importance being placed on the health of supply chains and the ability to demonstrate a focus on mitigating future risks.
There are signs however that the sector is well on its way to recovery.
Employer: eXceeding Limited
Location: Wellingborough, NN9
Hours: 4-5 days per week / flexible start/finish time
Flexibility: 2-3 days from home considered
Salary: £38,000.00 - £42,000.00 per year
Experience: 6 years+ in a B2B Marketing Manager role
As with most sectors, Procurement has been hit hard over the past few months as its experts try to navigate the ‘new normal’ imposed by Covid-19. Disrupted supply chains, complex logistics issues, new border controls, more competition for less bid opportunities and revised working practices are just some of the many challenges faced by procurement teams and consultants.
When you signed that contract, you were absolutely sure that you could guarantee that spend and the volume commitment felt like a piece of cake… now though the world has changed and that contractual obligation is going to potentially cause irrevocable damage.
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Most of us have been in receipt of some lemons recently, or can expect some. It’s important to consider how we are (or will) react, and how a shift in perspective might yield lemonade.