Traditionally, every Fortune 500 faces the prospect that a certain percentage of their overall contingent labor expense must come from a diverse supplier such as a Minority-Owned Supplier or Women-Owned Business. However, while an important factor, one does not win business by this minority status alone.
Case in point – the client’s Procurement Manager not only needed to identify a diverse supplier certified in Cook County and the City of Chicago but one that clearly understood all the intricacies and detail involved with sourcing a variety of government positions requiring high-level clearance.
However, the manager’s need to bring aboard superb talent wasn’t confined to the government sector. Her requirements for other industries were vast and varied.
For example, in the indirect labor (IDL) category, the Procurement Manager needed help in sourcing for IT talent such as Project Managers, Business Analysts, Database Developers, Application Developers and Network Engineers.
She even had former managers and directors she wanted to bring back into the fold for projects but had to work under a 3rd party umbrella since they were contingent labor.