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November 3, 2014

When Is It Right to Write?

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What does it mean to write ? It used to be easy. You took a pen and put words on paper. You were writing. Then along came the typewriter and things changed. A little. You put words on paper by pushing keys. The pen was gone but the paper remained. And whether you used the…


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October 1, 2014

5 Tips to Improve Your Resume

If you are an active job seeker, the resume can be the most important part of your job search. Even for the candidate sought by recruiters, an updated resume can still be a blessing or a curse in obtaining that new opportunity. Every day, we receive resumes upon resumes upon resumes… and the thing they…


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September 2, 2014

Talent Management Series

Supply Management executives routinely and consistently cite top grading, transforming or building out their teams as an important priority. All this is necessary to keep pace with their dynamic business requirements and the constantly shifting talent landscape. Regardless of industry, company or geography, the challenges remain the same. How do we find, attract and retain…


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August 19, 2014

The Foundation to Recruiting Success

As the most recent addition to MRA Global, I have done my fair share of research as to what distinguishes a good recruiter from a great recruiter. The article that resonated with me the most, Want a Job in Recruitment? 6 Must Have Skills by Jorgen Sundberg, summarizes what the author believes are the top…


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August 12, 2014

Category Depth vs Breadth – Which is Better?

If you’re familiar with MRA, you know that we primarily place Supply Management leadership positions, with a sweet spot within Procurement and Strategic Sourcing. I’ve spoken to many practitioners with diverse backgrounds and at various levels, ranging from Buyer to VP Procurement. Some of these folks know all there is to know about one specific…


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August 1, 2014

Top 3 Ways to Get the Most out of a Recruiter

The best part of being in the recruiting world without being a recruiter myself, is that I get to observe the sheer optimism these enthusiastic individuals start each day with. Many of them join this industry with the goal of wanting to help people. So why is it that a group of individuals, whose ideals…


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August 1, 2014

Meet Naseem Malik, Managing Partner

Hi there and thanks for stopping by! My name is Naseem Malik and I’m the Managing Partner of MRA Global Sourcing. We’re an Executive Search firm specializing in Supply Management, a function I had the good fortune of spending 15 years in and is definitely near and dear to me. I’ve worked in numerous roles…


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August 1, 2014

Meet Nick Lazzara, Search Consultant

Hey there! My name is Nick Lazzara and my position with MRA Global is Executive Search Consultant. My role focuses on managing the recruiting process from end-to-end, with an emphasis on the “candidate”┬áside, and successfully placing supply management executive level openings for our clients. I grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of…


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