2023 Talent Trends: Procurement

April 4, 2023

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 2023.

Inventory management and sustainability are hot topics for procurement leaders in 2023. Advanced analytics and next-generation technologies enable better decision-making and provide a more complete and real-time picture of the supply chain, but companies can benefit from the expertise of highly skilled on-demand talent to tackle these critical implementations—as well as other top initiatives throughout the organization.


2023 Procurement Trends - Independent Talent Project Categories pie chart
27% Strategy
58% Operations
7% Transformation
6% Organization
2% Interim Leadership


Business Processes

Supply Chain

Marketing and Sales

Business Intelligence and Analytics


Organizational Effectiveness


Project Management

Sourcing and Procurement

Program Management Office (PMO)

Technology and Systems Implementation

Clinical Operations

Supply Chain


  • Evaluate and recommend improvements for procurement supply chain processes in a newly established business unit lacking mature infrastructure
  • Develop a database of cleaned sourcing and procurement data to serve as the source of truth for a technology migration
  • Coordinate requirements, suppliers, and internal teams to stand up systems after an organizational separation
  • Establish a standard operating procedure and comprehensive governance for the consulting management category
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