Recruitment purchasing

At EFFSO we specialise in recruiting for purchasing organisations. We have solid experience in the purchasing field and we know what expertise and personal traits are required in a successful purchasing organisation. With our experience and unique knowledge of the industry, we can guarantee you a good outcome.

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The right person at the right place

We can find the right purchaser for your organisation! Our extensive network and advanced functional expertise allows us to attract the best candidates and gives us a unique ability to support organisations in the development of their talents. For several years, we have been helping companies in the industrial, service and trade sectors to build up and reinforce their purchasing organisations. We provide a number of solutions to ensure that you are able to recruit the right people. Your new coworker is an important part of your continued success!

Our assignments always start with a review carried out together with the client, where we discuss and document the aim of the recruitment and the expected results. We do a feasibility study and create a role description and a candidate profile for the client to approve. In order to find the right person, it is of the utmost importance that we know what to look for.

Once we have identified the selection criteria together with the client, our search begins. This involves looking through our database and probing our extensive network to identify candidates with the right experience and skills. When we have found some suitable candidates and verified that they would be interested in the position in question, we meet with each one for an initial interview. Before we present any candidate to our client, we also conduct a more expertise-based interview to ensure that the candidate has the skills to live up to the client’s expectations.

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Competency mapping

We are happy to help your organisation with competency mapping. Prior to the mapping, a number of skills profiles and a range of questions are set, which best reflect the competence to be mapped out. The actual mapping is done using primarily three components: The first is a self-assessment where each candidate evaluates their own competency. They then answer knowledge questions related to the same competency in order to assess their level of theoretical knowledge. Finally, we ask the candidate to look at case studies to show how they would apply their theoretical knowledge and specific competency to analyse and solve different problems and solutions. After the mapping we carry out an analysis to end up with a clear idea of the present situation. This could be done at the individual level, group level or for the entire test group. Based on that situation, a number of different activities can then be linked to create the conditions to achieve the goals set within the organisation. We present our analysis to the client who can then proceed as they choose. EFFSO will of course assist in solving any new questions or challenges that may arise following a competency mapping, such as recruitment and hiring of staff.

Second opinion

First we conduct a needs analysis based on the client’s conditions and the requirements of the position. In order to make sure you get someone with the right personal traits, purchasing skills, viewpoints, etc., we interview the candidates you have selected. We conduct personality and skills tests and also have a method for testing and verifying purchasing knowledge. We also ask for references from the chosen candidates. We then present the client with our assessment of each candidate.

Our goals is that you will have a professional assessment of the candidate or candidates involved in the recruitment process. We strive to give you as full a picture as possible of the candidate’s purchasing expertise and personal character. We are happy to test for specific knowledge and traits based on the client’s wishes.


We have incomparable knowledge

We have a 100% focus on purchasing and outstanding knowledge of all parts of this area. We have a profound knowledge of both indirect and direct materials, and not to mention spend analysis. This profound knowledge spans across all types of categories and our broad intellectual capital is based on a well conceived set of tools, templates and methods.

We create lasting results

At EFFSO we are “doers” and specialists. We work together with you as a team to actually get the job done and get results. We enjoy a good relationship with our clients and would like to build a long-term relationship with you to ensure lasting results and a continuous influx of expert knowledge. We can help you find the right tools so that your organisation can handle all the improvements and changes over time.

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We deliver a better financial outcome

We deliver credible, realised savings and ensure that you get the best possible yield from the hours spent. We deliver a start business case with a focus on ROI and charges that are directly tied to results. Our joint focus on financial results and on knowledge transfer and development in your purchasing team delivers a lasting effect.