Report: 2021 Recruitment outlook and Covid-19's impact on Supply Chain and Procurement professionals

Insights from Ethos BeathChapman's survey of 215 mid to senior level supply chain and procurement professionals
 
SINGAPORE - March 26, 2021 - PRLog -- Despite hiring freezes and retrenchments described as their 2020 hiring behaviour by 52.1% of 215 supply chain and procurement professionals, a survey released today by Ethos BeathChapman points to optimistic hiring sentiments in 2021 and a gradual recovery in Singapore and Southeast Asia's supply chain and procurement recruitment market.

The same survey conducted by the global executive recruitment firm saw 51.6% of respondents anticipating that their teams will hire moderately and for replacement roles in 2021. Although permanent hiring has traditionally been prioritised in Singapore and Southeast Asia, survey results interestingly hints at contract hiring becoming a realistic proposition for some companies.

"While the market will not expect an abundance of newly created jobs in 2021, there will be optimistic opportunities for supply chain and procurement professionals to upskill and embrace new responsibilities in 2021," says Robert Wisdom, director of Ethos BeathChapman's Supply Chain and Procurement practice.

Other trends uncovered by the survey include:
  • Top career concerns for supply chain and procurement teams in 2021
  • In-demand jobs and opportunities in 2021 for supply chain and procurement professionals
  • Top challenges in 2021 for supply chain and procurement teams
  • Expectations of how teams will evolve in 2021

Ethos BeathChapman conducted this survey online from November to December 2020 with 215 supply chain and procurement professionals in Singapore and Southeast Asia. 31.2% of respondents were executive leaders, 44.7% team leads, 23.7% mid-level specialists and 0.5% were contract and junior staff members. Industries represented include consumer goods and retail, healthcare and life sciences, technology and telecommunications, industrial, energy and infrastructure, chemicals, flavour and fragrances, banking and financial services, fintech, commodities and education.

Download the full report here:
https://www.ethosbc.com/blog/2021/03/2021-supply-chain-an...

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