Trends by Function: Procurement

Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key procurement trends for 2022.

In 2022, procurement leaders at many top companies are embracing independent talent not only for their own project needs, but also to help fill critical skill and leadership gaps across the organization. In addition to building enterprise-wide on-demand talent programs, they’re also tapping independents to optimize business processes, enable innovation and tech transformation, and develop more resilient and cost-effective sourcing strategies.


2022 Procurement Trends - Independent Talent Project Categories pie chart

48% Strategy
26% Operations
14% Transformation
7% Organization
5% Interim Leadership



Business Processes

Innovation and R&D

Product Strategy and Launch

IT and Tech Transformation

Marketing and Sales

Change Management

Opportunity Assessment


Clinical Operations

Project Management

Market Landscape and Research

Program Management Office (PMO)

Data Science and Data Engineering

Sourcing and Procurement


  • Evaluate current ocean freight strategy and provide global and regional optimization recommendations
  • Develop a blueprint for the global communications function to strengthen and evolve the function over the next few years
  • Lead portfolio pricing guidance and develop pricing strategies from early pipeline to launch
  • Create a charter for attracting and retaining diverse customer segments including the alignment of key stakeholders across business units


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