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Purchasing and Supply Manager

£Competitive + Bonus + Benefits 

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Purchasing and Supply Manager
£Competitive + Bonus + Benefits 
Worcestershire (On Site)
Are you an experienced Purchasing and Supply Management professional looking for a different challenge? Our client, a division of a global manufacturer of interior design products, is looking for a talented individual to lead their supply chain and purchasing team from their site in Worcestershire.
From this UK site, the company manages all the new product development and purchasing for each of the group’s sites worldwide. It sits between all the business units and the manufacturers.
This is a pure purchasing role, so no logistics experience is required. So, as Purchasing and Supply Manager, you will need to liaise with each global site to determine their future demand. Then you will negotiate the best commercial terms possible with the multiple contract manufacturers in the Far East. Plus, your skills in vendor appraisal will also be used to source additional suppliers from Taiwan to manage future demand.
Our client is looking for a talented purchasing and supply manager with prior experience in the manufacturing industry and who understands the nuances of Far East or lower cost country sourcing. With all the customers being internal, there can be a temptation to relax customer-service standards. But you will be expected to provide exceptional customer service as if dealing with external clients. 
You must also have managerial experience as there is a small team to lead. Our client requires degree-qualified candidates who have achieved CIPS Level 4 minimum.
This is an office-based role from our client’s base in Worcestershire, so they will only consider candidates within commuting distance.

  • Business Development Executive

    Business Development Executive



    £Competitive Bonus/Commission Benefits


    Worcestershire (Hybrid)




    As an experienced sales professional, what's it like to sell a service that you know isn't very good?


    It's difficult to sell when, deep down, you don't believe what you're saying.


    So, how would you feel about selling a professional recruitment service that excels in every way? A sales role where you can confidently create solutions around customers' requirements and know you have the backup of a talented team to carry them out perfectly?


    Martin Veasey Talent Solutions are well-established and highly respected in the international recruitment industry. With clients on every continent, we specialise in delivering a tailored recruitment service with multiple selling points.


    It's not just about finding people. Our team is well-trained in using multiple tools to assess personality and cultural fit. Plus, our 35 years of expertise in our sector means our clients trust our judgement when we submit candidates for review.


    Over the past year, we've expanded our team and invested heavily in state-of-the-art technology to help us provide the best recruitment service possible. And now we're looking to expand our client base.


    So that's where you come in.


    You'll need to be an experienced sales professional who excels in solution selling. All our clients have different requirements, so it's about crafting a solution to fit their particular needs. We don't use a catalogue!


    As such, experience in the recruitment industry is ideal. However, we will consider people with relevant expertise selling other tailored services. Your core skills will include intelligence and communication, as you'll be interacting with clients from senior to c-suite level.


    Ideally degree qualified, you'll be a confident, resourceful, and proactive sales professional who loves the chase and will show tenacity when targeting new business.


    Our offices are based in Worcester, so you'll need to be able to attend our site, but we're happy for you to work remotely or hybrid, and we'll consider full or part time hours depending on your situation.


    This is a wide-ranged and varied role, so please get in touch by sending your CV or call us at 44 (0)1905 381 320 so we can discuss this in more detail.



  • Executive Recruitment Consultant - Interim Executive Division


    £Competitive + bonus/commission scheme & benefits scheme

    Location: Pershore, Worcestershire


    Martin Veasey Talent Solutions is a leading independent executive search consultancy with experience recruiting across a diverse range of industries and service sectors. The client portfolio spans both the UK and international market places. Specialising in middle and senior management appointments we are able to source high quality candidates from the UK as well as all over the world, in a variety of disciplines, from key management roles to board level directors.

    We utilise leading edge recruitment technology and marketing tools and work with a large blue chip multinational client base offering a full range of talent, recruitment, and assessment services.


    The role of Executive Recruitment Consultant - for our Interim Executives Division will be a good combination of new business development, account management and both consultative and transactional recruitment. You will be working as part of a very successful and established team that enjoys a strong reputation in the marketplace. You will be involved in the whole recruitment lifecycle from developing client relationships, attending client visits, new business development, advertising, interviewing and managing your candidates through a client's selection process to the point where you place the candidate in a suitable role. You will have access to state of the art recruitment software and a candidate and client database that is proactively and regularly updated by our recruitment support team.

    You will be responsible for sourcing, screening, interviewing and consulting with candidates on their career aspirations as well as forging strong relationships with clients and companies to understand their requirements and corporate culture to ensure that you source the very best candidates for them. You will develop and expand your interim executives division and identify new business opportunities. You will also be expected to work as part of a team and develop excellent working relationships both internally and externally.



    • Graduate calibre with lots of drive, ambition, and commitment.
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    • Experience of recruiting interim executives advantageous
    • Experienced technical and competency/behavioural interviewer.
    • CIPD level 3 or 5 would be highly advantageous but not a prerequisite.
    • Psychometric test or coaching qualifications would be advantageous but not a prerequisite.
    • Articulate with the ability to build rapport and relationships with senior stakeholders and decision makers within the corporate marketplace.

    A consultative, solutions focused approach.

    Experience within the interim executives recruitment sector or experience of recruiting temporary managerial staff.

    Excellent customer service/key account relationship management experience.
    A hardworking and committed individual who is looking to contribute and progress within a growing company whilst maintaining their work, family life balance.
    Ideally you will have previous recruitment experience gained either as an in-house recruiter, or as HR/Talent Acquisition/Resourcing Manager or with a recruitment/executive search and selection consultancy.

    You will be a high achieving and articulate candidate who is able to present to the highest levels within business. Having excellent organisational skills, you will be able to work on multiple projects at any one time, ensuring that all are delivered on time and to a successful conclusion.

    In return we offer a relaxed but challenging, team orientated, highly focused environment within a growing business. As well as a competitive salary we offer bonus/commission and a range of other benefits.

    These roles are offered on a full or part time or job share basis and hybrid working. This may involve occasional evening calls to candidates/clients. The role will predominantly be based from our offices near Pershore.




  • Category Manager
    £45000 - £60000 per annum Bonus Excellent Blue Chip Benefits



    £Very Competitive Bonus Excellent Blue Chip Benefits

    Location: Hybrid Working (Client Site North West Based)


    Our client is long established and pivotal player within the energy and utilities supply chain and utilises world leading technology at its plant in the North West. As a result of continued growth and major projects our client is looking for Senior Buyers/Category Specialists for its CAPEX, EPC/Engineering, Construction and Projects function.

    The focus of the roles will be the leadership of cross functional teams on major sourcing projects, developing and executing sourcing strategies; the tender and negotiation process; supplier selection, drafting, award, and execution of contracts; commercial management of suppliers post contract management of capital investments and infrastructure projects and the delivery of strategic change and operational efficiency. Our client is seeking graduate calibre, MCIPS qualified EPC Construction and Engineering Projects specialists experienced with £multimillion projects and associated CAPEX Spend.

    The Role:

    * To support the EPC Project Procurement Manager/ Engineering, Construction and Projects Team in the execution of both local and global strategies.

    * To work with relevant customers/stakeholders and procurement colleagues in the development and execution of customer aligned and fully integrated category plan(s) for Engineering, Construction and Projects, and taking the commercial lead in the sourcing, selection and management of suppliers for all associated projects.

    * As a member of a global procurement and category team actively contribute to the development and execution of the category plan and associated projects in order to drive maximum value from the supply chain and the dissemination of best practice.

    * To actively contribute to the development of the Category Plan such that the Team is clear on the vision, strategy and implementation process.

    * To develop, evaluate and manage internal and external supplier relationships such that they support the optimisation of our client's position.

    * To manage significant and complex supplier contracts in line with corporate policies and procedures to drive both value and compliance for the Company

    * To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.

    * To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.

    * To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.

    * To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.

    * Support the Procurement Manager in the development of self and peers in becoming a professional customer facing value adding function and exploiting the collective knowledge of the Procurement function.



    The Ideal Candidate:

    * University degree educated (or with evidence of recent CPD) plus MCIPS essential.

    * Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, capital intensive industry, chemicals, construction, environments etc.

    * At least four years' procurement experience including minimum two years in a category manager or senior buyer role within the £multi million multi year, large scale CAPEX, Engineering, Construction Projects category area.

    * EPC engineering and construction contract framework experience and knowledge essential.

    * An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.

    * Excellent stakeholder engagement, persuasion and influencing including business case development and presentation experience.

    * Excellent track record of supplier management and development including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers.

    * Experience of advising and leading on bid evaluation approach in support of supplier selection.

    * Experience of development and execution of project procurement strategies within the context of construction and engineering projects.

    * Able to drive a lean sourcing culture, driving efficiencies and improvements by challenging current practice and actively participating with regulatory bodies to support innovative procurement.