Career Clinic: Assessing the Vitals of your P&SM Career


Be careful of taking up the first available job offer.

The result for the employer is lower levels of engagement, loss of productivity and poor staff retention.

The effect for the individual is a lack of depth in skills, knowledge and competencies, affecting career longevity and “work-life-balance”.


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Posted by Chantal Kading on Friday, October 21, 2016 Views: 15

Procurement and Supply Chain Management - CPO to CEO


For procurement to be a constructive force strategically and execute the business strategy, these professionals need to be able to engage and influence at an executive level and cross functionally.

Procurement specialists need to drive innovation and implement efficiency across multiple supply chains from point of source by demonstrating sharp business acumen.

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Posted by Chantal Kading on Saturday, May 09, 2015 Views: 44

Imagineering Your Way Through Your Supply Chain Management Career


There is no denying that the Supply Chain Management is critical to the overall of an organisation, yet how integrated it has become in many organisations’ overall strategies, is a matter of debate.

What we can agree on, is that the way we interact with our customers and suppliers has changed dramatically for most companies, in the last five years.

Yet, no matter what changes are brought about on the economic landscape, one thing remains certain – the basic theory of supply and demand is still and always will be, what drive business.

And in the world of Human Resource acquisition, it is no different.

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Posted by Chantal Kading on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Views: 33

The People Shop - Linking Business and Talent

The People Shop was born out of a desire to add value to individuals and business, through partnering, and offering a personalised service.

Inspired to make a difference, and lead individual and business from Success to Significance. In essence we are a Career Enhancement firm focused on Linking Business and Talent.

We have been blessed to serve the Supply Chain Management Community (including Procurement and Supply Management, Operations, Logistics, Consulting and Engineering disciplines) for the past decade, celebrating our 11 year Anniversary this year.

Working with Top Talent

Our business is built on our company motto: Refentse – meaning to overcome or conquer.

We work with Top Talent to guide them to optimise their potential and achieve their personal and career aspirations.

Candidates engage us to assess the vitality of their career, skills and competencies and bring about work life balance resulting in greater fulfilment and mastery of their destiny.

Our approach is not one of Job focused rather Career focused, striving and driving not for Success but rather Significance.

Our process is an Assessment of the Now, advisory on strengths, gaps and potential; Career planning; Enhancement through Coaching, leading to Advancement and realisation of dreams and potential.

We take great pride in aligning and creating strategic long term partnerships with Clients who create a positive and stimulating work environment and value People as a Human Asset and critical in order to achieve Business Success.

Our key differentiation has been is building High Performance teams particularly greenfield Supply Chain departments and major Process and System Transformation projects. We have sourced screened and secured top leadership Supply Chain Directors and CPO’s as well their management teams. We talent scouted Specialists around the leadership vision with the ability to impact and transform these businesses championing change, resulting in bottom line savings and revenue generation, increases in operational efficiency.

People Shop Strategically and holistically manage Talent, both at an individual level and within organisations, across the entire PEOPLE VALUE CHAIN.