Since we launched the 2008 Salary Survey in our last issue, more than 461 procurement professionals have participated. 58% of the respondents were male and 199 (guess..?) females. 69% of people had more than 10 years of experience in procurement. Of these 52 were CPO’s (Chief Procurement Officers)…

and indicated below along with other roles as indicated below which forms a good base upon which to base results.


Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)

52

11%

Commodity Manager

41

9%

Strategic Sourcing / Commercial Specialist

56

12%

Purchasing Manager

83

18%

Senior Buyer

72

16%

Buyer

43

9%

Contracts Manager

8

2%

Contracts Administrator

16

3%

Codification / Catalogue Specialist

5

0%

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

15

3%

Analyst

12

3%

Business Enablement / Improvement specialist

8

2%

Regarding Qualifications the split was as follows:


Matric (School Leaver)

54

12%

Certificate

44

10%

Diploma

162

35%

Degree

111

24%

Honours

43

9%

Masters

33

7%

PHD

2

0%

An interesting question was the % of the last salary review. Very interesting to note the number of people who had increases beyond 20%..

We’ve decided to extend the survey a bit so that we can get more than 1000 procurement professionals to complete it…

If you haven’t filled in the survey yet, you can do so here (anonymously):

If you have please encourage all your colleagues to do it so that we can have even better / more meaningful results…!!

Depending on you…

Bernie van Niekerk
Editor
SmartProcurement
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