Introducing APD Placement

At APD we strive to provide a first-rate experience for not only the client but the candidate.

One chance to make a lasting impression, the goal to build an on-going partnership is an ideal outcome for APD Placement.

We partner with firms seeking notable talent in a consultative way. It’s an approach designed for positive long-lasting relationships designed to uncover outstanding talent and use it to build a superior workforce for your purchasing.

We offer:

  • Our extensive network of more than 10,000 relationships in supply chain enables us to perform highly effective passive searches for senior managers and executives.
  • Our team has forged long term relationships with valued clients in the automotive and manufacturing verticals. In addition to knowing the procurement function, we know the best employees in the field.
  • Top tier high performing candidates that we assess and validate with our exclusive supply chain expertise
  • A proven history of success in attracting and placing leadership through rigorous and ongoing implementation of best practices and benchmarking
  • Over 20 years of experience in sourcing purchasing and supply chain candidates

Representative Searches include:


Project Buyer

Program Buyer

Commodity Buyer

Commodity Manager

Purchasing Manager

Category Buyer

Sourcing Specialist

Purchasing Agent

Our Services

Retained Search

APD purchasing executives pre-screen candidates with role-specific behavioral interviews, allowing us to present right-fit  candidates that have been thoroughly vetted.

Exclusive Contingent Search

We work with the hiring manager to develop an ideal candidate profile to present 2-3 suitable candidates in a short period of time.  Requires a 30-day exclusivity commitment.

Non-Exclusive Contingent Search

A zero-risk way to access our vast candidate pool of experienced purchasing professionals.  All candidates are pre-screened for skills, experience, and salary expectations.

Temporary Staffing

We provide skilled purchasing staff with payroll and insurance services.  Quickly staff up for special projects or to fill a temporary gap on your team.

Contact APD Placement to find your next Purchasing superhero