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
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:
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.
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