APD is a premier consultant in purchasing, training and cost engineering and has been for the last 10 years. Our staff has decades of experience in this field, as a result our Placement division is very unique.

APD Placement is concentrated solely on the market mastery of purchasing and supply chain professionals, APD leverages our expertise in this niche to partner with you to build powerful purchasing department expertise, one outstanding candidate at a time.

To check out our dedicated website for APD Placement services, including our job board and best practices, go to

For Companies

We connect 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 area.

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
  • Passive candidates that have been vetted by our laser focused expertise and network
  • 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 retained and contained executive candidate sourcing in purchasing and supply chain
  • Long-time client relationships (many for 20+ years)

Contact us for these areas:

  • Commodity Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers and Executives
  • Cost Estimators and Cost Engineers
  • Supplier Quality Engineers
  • Senior buyers, buyers and program buyers

We will be in touch with you promptly to set up a time to discuss our menu of services and being your partner for top tier supply chain talent acquisition.