Session held 11th February 2021

About this session

Most procurement
people have been working at home for the last two months or so, but how has it
been for you? 

Brisbane based
recruitment firm TrooCoo have recently completed a study of procurement
people’s attitudes to returning to office work post-crisis … 

One finding is that
a number of buyers have enjoyed working from home enormously. In fact, some
don’t want to return to work in a large impersonal office. Others are desperate
to get back to the office environment. 

Yet other people
have no choice, being let go early in the crisis. A noticeable number took the
chance of early-retirement or voluntary severance early in the crisis; or even
long-service or unpaid leave. 

Some have used the
‘gift-of-time’ well to acquire new skills or develop thoughts of what hey truly
want from their career. Some people from non-procurement roles sometimes found
themselves redeployed internally into procurement, and now do not want to
leave. All in all, there is still opportunity in procurement – even during a

For a variety of
reasons, not least job retention in a more competitive marketplace, buyers
everywhere are now working to develop their personal brand, their resumes and
their career development programme all to make themselves a better candidate
next time or, just to futureproof their career’s a little.

A repeat of a
fantastic session back in August, join our expert for a virtual roundtable
session on current career development in procurement, and review where you are
at yourself? . 

expert facilitator

Sean Johnson is a
senior recruiter and director of specialist boutique recruitment firm Troocoo
based in Brisbane. 

He has a rich
background specifically in procurement recruiting across several firms and has
often spoken at events or been involved with industry initiatives in