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Martin Veasey Talent Solutions have been successfully recruiting for over 35 years.  Our experienced team have great relationships with our UK and international clients, which means that we always have exciting and interesting career development opportunities for our candidates.

We have worked in partnership with some of the world’s leading organisations recruiting for positions on every continent in a wide range of disciplines. If you are looking for long term career development in a world class arena then we really should be talking. 

Martin Veasey Talent Solutions offers UK & International Executive Recruitment Services within the following functional business sectors:     

Specialising in middle to senior management appointments, Martin Veasey Talent Solutions works with high calibre candidates from the UK as well as worldwide, for an international client portfolio, in a variety of disciplines, from key management, functional, technical or specialist roles to Board level directors. Typical salaries range from £50-150,000.

  • Our client landscape comprises two very important parties – clients and candidates.  For the recruitment process to be successful we need to work collaboratively with you both.  Honesty and transparency are critical.
  • High calibre individuals like you deserve a proactive, experienced and knowledgeable recruitment partner to help you achieve your full potential.
  • We pride ourselves on our integrity and thorough approach to evaluating your skills and experience, ensuring that we only present opportunities to you which will really enhance your career.
  • Our reputation depends upon us listening to our candidates and their career objectives whilst always putting forward the best candidates for the recruitment campaigns that our clients have entrusted us to handle.  
  • Our consultants are highly experienced within recruitment, HR and talent management.  They are in a position to offer genuine insight and career advice having supported the career progression of thousands of candidates over many years.
  • We aim to build long term relationships with our candidates so that we can support you through every step of the recruitment process and as you progress your career.  
  • We know our clients exceptionally well, therefore we can give you great insights in to the organisations that we recruit for.  When you are invited for interview your Consultant and our excellent Recruitment Support team will help you to prepare.  We always aim to obtain constructive interview feedback from the client.  
  • When it comes to international roles, working in partnership with our clients, we are highly adept at assisting with the logistics and complexities of an international relocation process.
  • In addition to our Recruitment Solutions, we also offer Talent Management Solutions including Psychometric Assessment, Career and Executive Coaching, Outplacement Services and Leadership Development. 

To see how we can add real value to your career, please contact us for a confidential discussion - call +44 (0)1905 381320 or email    

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c£40,000 + Excellent Large Company Benefits 


 “Career development and leadership opportunity for commercially focused Test & Certification specialist with best in class experience in mechanical and electrical test engineering or other disciplines, including chemical, metallurgical, forensics etc to UK and International Standards”

Salary:  c£40,000 + Excellent Large Company Benefits 

Location:  Wolverhampton 

Commutable from Birmingham, Kidderminster, Stafford, Stone, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Wednesbury, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Bromsgrove, Lichfield, Tamworth, Stoke on Trent, Telford, Shrewsbury, Droitwich, Redditch, Worcester, Coventry, Warwick, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Crewe

Our client is a well-established and respected manufacturer of fixtures, fittings and components both mechanical and electronic in the home and building infrastructure products sector. Highly acquisitive and experiencing excellent growth, the company is based in a brand-new office, distribution centre and test centre complex in the West Midlands close to the M6/M54 but has operational facilities and subsidiaries nationally and globally.

They are now seeking to strengthen their Test Centre team with the appointment of a Manager to head up their brand-new Test & Certification facility.  Our client offers testing and certification services both on an in-house basis to internal group companies and also to external customers including other manufacturers of mechanical, electrical and electronic components and products, in line with industry and national and international standards and certifications.  The role also encompasses management of product certification schemes to ensure continuity of compliance and maximise value from product certifications

Testing equipment is predominantly pneumatic, hydraulic plus electrical/electronic includes tensile and other strength tests.  

The Role:

You will manage our client’s brand-new Test Engineering Centre, ensuring that internal and external customer needs are met, providing an exemplary service, managing product certification scheme to ensure continuity of compliance and maximum value from product certifications. The role is as much about team management as technical competence. 

  • Promote and maintain compliance with procedural requirements and best practice for safety, health and environmental factors associated with testing operations, ensuring suitable provision is made for the identification of hazards and management of risks
  • Develop & maintain the necessary systems and competencies within the testing team to manage daily operations, testing scheduling, and quote and report generation 
  • Promote and maintain professional standards of service.
  • Manage the testing capacity to suitably cater for customer indicative, UKAS accredited, competitor analysis, development and audit test requirements.
  • Develop & maintain the necessary systems and competencies within the testing team to manage daily operations, testing scheduling, and quote and report generation 
  • Preparation of audit test samples for our client’s certified product testing.
  • Maintain a test quotation and booking service with transparent lead times and manage the provision of testing to agreed service levels.
  • Maintenance and development of UKAS accredited ISO 17025 Laboratory management system, manuals, procedures and accreditation requirements.
  • Identification and implementation of testing service improvements including scope of service and efficiency
  • Promotion of our client’s testing services within the industry to maximise value.
  • Development and maintenance of our client’s product certifications including CE marking, Kitemark and Certify product schemes, and product specific testing evidence.
  • Monitor and evaluate developments within industry testing and product standards, identifying threats and opportunities and liaising with key stakeholders.
  • Represent our client’s testing services at the Test House Studies Group.
  • A key area is the day to day management and development of the Test Engineers and Team Leader to ensure flexibility and a high quality of service.
  • Maintain good relationships internally with key members of executive team as well as customers and external bodies.

The Background:

  • Degree/HNC/HND educated in Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensics or similar.
  • Experience of Electrical/Electronic Engineering advantageous. Experience could be gained in mechanical, electronic, chemicals, biological, metals sectors or forensics. 
  • Currently working within a similar specialist testing team or alternatively as part of a quality or product development function within a manufacturing environment but keen to develop career further into testing and certification.
  • Experienced leading and motivating engineers including apprentices is essential.
  • Experience of BSI standards essential.
  • Customer facing experience essential – this could be external customers or internal customers within different product or manufacturing divisions of the same organisation.
  • Experience of planning resource allocation and creating and presenting reports.
  • Structured problem-solving techniques, including analysis and corrective and preventative action identification
  • Ability to technically appraise company and competitor products.

In return our client offers a competitive salary plus pension, 25 days holiday and the option to choose from a wide variety of other benefits offered by our client.

c£55-60000 + Benefits


“Transformational change and leadership role for graduate calibre Engineering professional, with lean, CI & Six Sigma experience required to manage specification sales led technical operation.  Experience of sheet metal CNC forming, pressing and welding processes, innovation, product development and testing advantageous” 

c£55-60000 + Benefits

East/West Midlands border

Commutable from Nuneaton, Tamworth, Atherstone, Dordon, Bedworth, Hinckley, Lichfield, Ashby de la Zouche, Leicester, Coventry, Rugby, Lutterworth, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Cannock, Rugeley, Burton upon Trent, Birmingham, Solihull, Warwick, Leamington Spa

Our client, a division of a large UK group, is a market leader in the specification sales led manufacture and supply of mechanical security and service access solutions to the industrial and commercial sector including hotels, airports, shopping centres, high rise buildings, supermarkets, distribution centres, hotels, rail/underground, hospitals/care homes, student accommodation, commercial and residential developments, interior design and fit out sector. The technical and sales team work closely with architects, engineers, main contractors and other specifiers.  The products are both standard and bespoke.

With a broad remit and working with a small team you will lead the Technical function across one major site on the East/West Midlands border and oversight of another in Hertfordshire. You will work with design, product development, sales, CNC technical engineers/programmers, IT and production personnel. Using best practice, you will identify opportunities for increased efficiency, productivity & innovation. Your ultimate responsibility is to take the division, technically, from its current state to a higher level within a few years that will drive business growth with differentiated products. 

Key to success in the role is oversight of testing, fire certification and compliance both routine and developmental in the light of building regulations and recent events in high rise buildings.  

The Role

  • Develop and evolve appropriate processes to efficiently drive new and existing product portfolio development, creating an environment to promote innovation, engineering integrity, reliability and best value.
  • Develop and evolve effective processes to manage the compliance and timely delivery of customised manufacturing design data in line with agreed service levels.
  • Effectively maintain the organisation’s product certification and regulatory compliance programme, ensuring appropriate systems and controls are in place to identify changes in regulatory and certification requirements and maintaining compliance throughout the specification of standard and customised products.
  • Provide a source of technical leadership and expertise to the Division focussing on the development of engineering techniques.
  • Lead initiatives to support the business’s waste reduction strategy through value engineering and design for manufacture. 
  • Develop appropriate KPIs that drive and measure continuous improvement. 
  • Lead the personal development and capability of the design and manufacturing support team members.
  • Set and then work within established budgets, managing full costs associated with development of existing products and new product development.
  • Maintain high standards around the company’s established operating principles of Lean Operational Excellence, Data Driven Decision Making, Profitable Growth, and Employee Engagement.
  • Maintain and develop robust business systems including overseeing migration and implementation of new ERP system.  
  • Drive safety excellence within all technical operations and contribute to daily maintenance management.

 Your Background

  • You will be an engineering graduate or time-served probably with HND or HNC and with c7/8 years proven experience in managing a technical, mechanical design or manufacturing environment ideally working with sheet metal or similar materials.
  • Previous specific responsibilities may have been for mechanical design, production or/and engineering functions. Enjoys supporting manufacturing.
  • Experience in managing and maintaining fire certifications and testing for passive fire protection products is desirable.
  • Commercial understanding and used to serving customers daily.
  • Strong focus on innovation and driving processes
  • Exceptional communication and relationship management/building skills across all functions.
  • A proven motivator, mentor and highly visible leader who has successfully worked and engaged with cross-functional teams.
  • Assertive and effective decision making demonstrating a senior presence whilst also a team player.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to contribute to the strategic agenda.
  • Expertise in lean/continuous improvement.
  • Takes personal ownership and able to manage the journey.
  • Strategically minded but tactically adept. Total business understanding and focus on key priorities.
  • Future potential to progress further within the organisation. Able to take the business to new levels.
C£ Negotiable Dependent on Experience


Location: Pershore, Worcestershire

C£ Negotiable Dependent on Experience

We are a well-established and rapidly expanding UK & International Search & Selection Consultancy and have a rapidly expanding blue chip client base in the UK, Europe, Middle East and further afield. We supply graduate calibre managers, executives and directors. Our strong reputation has been built around their exceptional levels of professionalism and proven track record with some very prestigious clients across retail, manufacturing and B2B service provision. Our consultants are CIPD qualified HR professionals and we utilise leading edge recruitment technology and communication systems. We work with a large blue chip multinational client base and also offer a full range of talent, recruitment and assessment services.

The Role:

  • Working alongside a Senior PA and Recruitment Support team you will provide full support to the Recruitment Consultancy team covering all recruitment, marketing and administrative functions
  • Answering incoming calls, accurate message taking and processing as required
  • There will be extensive contact with clients, candidates and service providers such as media and internet advertising providers as well as other members of the Recruitment Consultancy, Client Relationship Management, Research and Database Administration team
  • All aspects of applicant response & experience management and administration
  • Emails/correspondence - read, prioritise, respond all incoming correspondence and respond as appropriate using our ATS and CRM software in line with data protection regulations
  • Formatting of CV’s and other documentation for submission to Clients
  • All aspects of diary management including arranging interviews and meetings both internally and externally for UK and international clients
  • Send out business development correspondence and marketing collateral as required
  • Marketing and website related administration
  • Preparation of reports including client and candidate briefing documents, job descriptions, interview notes and advertising copy
  • Ensure that all work undertaken including letters and all communications regarding clients is correctly documented and time recorded
  • Arrange travel and accommodation where applicable

The job requires a good deal of common sense, flexibility and thinking on your feet and the ability to find solutions to problems. You need to be able to work on own initiative, be assertive and persuasive but not aggressive, able to encourage others to meet deadlines.  A strong team player.

The Person:

  • Well educated ideally to University Degree level
  • Experienced as an Administrator ideally within recruitment or similar fast paced but customer focused environment
  • Confident and highly professional telephone manner used to liaising with Senior Executives from the UK and overseas
  • A proactive and mature approach
  • Able to utilise your own initiative and resolve problems.  Self motivated.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An ability to produce work of good quality with minimal supervision
  • An appreciation of issues around confidentiality and data protection
  • Minimum 45 wpm typing speed
  • Intermediate to Advanced Word, Excel & Powerpoint
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets and databases
  • A resilient and professional approach
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong telephone client liaison skills with the willingness to represent and promote the organisation
  • Exceptional time management and organisational capabilities including some previous experience of co-ordinating projects
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and keep abreast of workflow and developments
  • Methodical approach to work with good eye for detail
  • Experience gained within a professional client focused environment
  • You must have previous PA, secretarial, administration and office experience, ideally gained within a HR or recruitment environment, providing proactive support to management including development of office procedures and meeting deadlines in a complex and pressurised environment
  • Willingness to undertake routine tasks such as data input into a state of art recruitment system, updating website, filing and photocopying as required

Although we have a large blue chip client base, we are a small, friendly and approachable team and we pride ourselves on our open, responsive and helpful personalities.   We strong team players.  A "hands on" approach and the ability to remain calm under pressure will be critical as we operate in a time sensitive, high customer service level and competitive market place.

Please note that we operate within a no smoking environment. A clean driving licence and your own car is essential. We require an individual who is able to work full time 5 days per week or part time at least 2-3 days per week consistently on a job share with an experienced senior PA. There is the possibility to work remotely on occasion as well through a dial up network, although good internet connection will be essential, however we do require someone who can work from the office regularly every week as well.

£Competitive base salary + excellent bonus/commission scheme



£Competitive base salary + excellent bonus/commission scheme


Location:  near 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.

Martin Veasey Talent Solutions operates in the following sectors, supply chain and logistics, manufacturing and engineering, purchasing, sales and marketing, HR and in over thirty-five years we have built up considerable experience and knowledge in these areas.  Our consultants are CIPD qualified and we utilise the latest leading-edge recruitment technology and communication systems and work with a large blue-chip multinational client base. We also offer a full range of talent, recruitment and assessment services to our clients.




The role of Recruitment Consultant will be a good combination of new business development, consultative recruitment solutions design, account management and solid transactional recruitment delivery. 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 our client’s selection process to the point where you place the candidate in a suitable role. You will have access to a state of the art ATS and CRM, which is proactively and regularly updated by our recruitment support team.  We also have excellent research and resourcing capabilities to support you in your quest for the perfect candidates for your assignments.


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. You will develop and expand your market sector 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.



  • A graduate with lots of drive, ambition and commitment
  • Articulate with the ability to build rapport and relationships with senior employees within the corporate market place.
  • 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 with a recruitment/executive search and selection consultancy.  A minimum of 6 months current or recent recruitment experience will be a prerequisite.  This must include experience of conducting technical and competency based interviews.


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.


These roles are offered on a full or part time or job share basis with some opportunity to occasionally work from home using a dial in facility.  Due to the location of our offices and the nature of these roles, you must have a clean driving licence and your own car.

£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) + Blue Chip Benefits Package


“Exciting Transformational Change role for ambitious precision engineering and process technology procurement specialist with experience of large £multi million capital investment projects.”

£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) + Blue Chip Benefits Package

Location: North West

Commutable from Chester, Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Greater Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector. 

As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function moving to a shared service and category management model across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its team with the appointment of an ambitious, innovative and creative Strategic Senior Category Buyer/Manager – Precision Engineering and Process Technology. 

You will be a university degree educated strategic category and procurement management professional with experience of precision engineering equipment including tooling, valves, vacuum pumps and automated process technology.

We are looking for a highly motivated change orientated individual who can contribute to the development of our client’s procurement capability.

You will be skilled at working collaboratively across different cultures and will be able to bring significant change in a regulated environment. Meeting these sometimes-competing objectives while driving a value delivery agenda provides a stimulating and challenging environment which will test you every day.

The Role:

  • Delivery of new strategic procurement options for the precision engineering and process technology category.
  • Category development and delivery, setting out the value drivers for the category and the roadmap of actions for delivery.
  • Commercial interface with all other process facilities within the process technology division ensuring technical and regulatory compliance;
  • Detailed risk analysis of the supply chain and asset base to establish a demand pipeline and to drive value delivery.
  • Shaping and management of supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered including value definition, value creation including opportunity development and supply chain execution process; value capture including governance and compliance management and value protection to mitigate risk.
  • Management and development of robust business partner relationships will be critical to success in the role. You will be expected to leverage experience of procurement strategy and delivery in your field of expertise to build these relationships. The strength of your relationship will enable you to confidently challenge business partners to think and act differently, to be creative and open to new ideas and to explore new supply chain possibilities.
  • Acceptance of responsibility for delivering the value set out in your sub-category strategy.
  • Experience of influencing and shaping contracts, supplier relationships and contract management will ensure you deliver the expected business benefits from the spend you are managing.
  • Contribution to the development of the Procurement function’s capability bringing experience of best practice from other industries and employers.

The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:

  • A university degree and ideally CIPS (or equivalent) qualification
  • Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness.
  • Experience ideally gained within energy, power generation, oil and gas or defence related sectors including NEC3 or EPC construction contracts would be highly advantageous.
  • Understanding of the nuances of Precision Engineering and Automated Process Technology contracts and knowledge and skill in the development of category specific contracts which secure value for our client and mitigate risk as much as possible.
  • A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in Precision Engineering and Process Technology procurement.
  • Understanding Precision Engineering and Process Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client
  • Building Precision Engineering and Process Technology sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will delivered in the short, medium and long term
  • Negotiating with Precision Engineering and Process Technology suppliers to drive the right commercial and contractual outcomes
  • Building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results.
  • A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly.

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and blue-chip benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader.

£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits


3PL Grocery Retail Logistics operations.  A fantastic opportunity for experienced grocery logistics professional with excellent multi-site, grocery retail DC operations management expertise to take the lead on high profile retail account”

£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Actual Job Location: Thailand    

Our client is one of the world’s most successful third party logistics service providers with an impressive portfolio of blue chip multinational accounts across a range of industry sectors. 

This role is a high profile one, taking the lead in the further development and optimisation of multi –site logistics operations for one of Thailand’s largest grocery retailers.

As an experienced Grocery Logistics Distribution Centre Operations/General Manager, ideally with both 3PL and in-house experience, you will work closely with the client and will take the strategic and operational lead for multiple, automated and semi-automated DC’s in the Bangkok area. You will be responsible for strategic growth, operational development and performance covering both warehousing and transport logistics operations.   You will also to continue to engage and develop an excellent key account focused, client relationship at VP level.  The focus will be on the further development and growth of the business, against a stringent SLA and challenging KPI’s.  You will lead, coach and develop your team of DC General Managers to create a best in class and high performing country operation.

To succeed in this role, you will be university degree educated, and will perhaps have benefitted from an in-depth management development programme either with a large 3PL or a food/grocery retailer.  This will have encompassed a series of operational leadership roles covering both warehousing and transport (including acquisition of a CPC) interspersed with project work culminating in your current or most recent senior operational role, running either one or several large scale multi temperature FMCG retail NDCs or RDCs employing at least 900-1000 + staff, as a DC GM/Regional Manager or Director.  

Your 3PL experience will have included extensive contract account management and client stakeholder engagement.  Either in house or within a 3PL you will have built upon your project management and continuous improvement skills to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. You may already have been involved in new site openings, through to large scale physical and systems redesigns.  This will all have been achieved whilst ensuring that operations remain fully functional delivering high levels of accuracy and on time delivery within a retail DC.

You will be strategic and commercially minded, with experience of shaping strategic plans and implementing cost saving initiatives in complex, large retail FMCG operations. You will be experienced in coaching and leading teams through numerous periods of change and growth, producing high performing teams. You will be ambitious, with a track record of successful performance improvement and results delivery, as you build your expertise in this exciting role, to eventually take on a senior executive leadership role at VP level in a developing international market. 

The ideal applicant will be university degree educated perhaps in logistics or business or engineering. You will be a high energy, resilient person, with a warm personality and a real passion for developing people and driving a logistics business to succeed.  Your talent and development reviews to date will already have earmarked you as a high potential talent.   

From an operational perspective you must be adept at running a retail warehousing pick pack and despatch operation as well as a multi drop primary and secondary transport function.  In terms of budgetary responsibility my client’s business is big - in the range of £60 million plus revenue so your financial management and planning skills will be excellent. Your attention to detail, self-control and drive will be of the highest levels.  You will be comfortable persuading, influencing and presenting at both shop floor and director level internally and externally to the client.  

Previous experience of working abroad or extended periods of travel to the Far East or other developing markets will be highly advantageous, but not a prerequisite, however you will need to be able to quickly adapt to a different cultural style and your personal people management and leadership approach will be one that respects loyalty and engenders trust whilst remaining highly results driven and focused on success.  In return our client offers a competitive salary (low tax) and benefits such as car, bonus, pension, healthcare and fantastic career development.   Relocation assistance will be provided including short term rental support and school fees.

c£50000 - £60000 plus benefits

PRODUCT MANAGER - Mechanical Hardware into the OEM & Distribution Sector

Salary:  c£50000 - £60000 plus benefits

Location:  West Midlands

Commutable from Birmingham, Kidderminster, Stafford, Stone, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Wednesbury, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Bromsgrove, Lichfield, Tamworth, Stoke on Trent, Telford, Shrewsbury, Droitwich, Redditch, Worcester, Coventry, Warwick, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Stockport, Crewe

This fast growing and acquisitive client wish to strengthen their product offering with a Product Manager responsible for mechanical hardware. You will focus on developing a pipeline of new product development to time scale and product life cycle management for customers in the OEM housebuilding/construction, building trade and DIY/hardware distribution sectors. You will take full ownership and responsibility for your designated product portfolio and deliver continued commercial success of those products by managing them according to their stage within the product lifecycle. You must have experience of NPD from ‘cradle to grave’. 

 The Role

  • Co-ordinate market and customer research into new product and new product category ideas working with the sales, marketing, design and technical teams to harness cross functional expertise
  • Be the go-to-person in the business for new product ideas, actively promote this and make yourself available to encourage idea generation across the business 
  • Keep abreast of product developments within the OEM & Distribution sector and competitors. Use this intelligence to identify new product opportunities 
  • Develop project proposals to be considered for entry into the product development process, paying close attention to cost, price and margin and for projects that merit progression work closely to the Prince2 product development and Stage Gate processes to deliver products in a timely, high quality and financially compelling manner
  • Monitor project status and communicate to the rest of the business
  • Work closely with Design & Technical to ensure stringent validation approvals against the product design where necessary 
  • Monitor the evolving needs of customers and the sales teams to ensure that projects are being treated with the right level of priority at any given time 
  • Work with sales and supply chain to establish initial order quantities and with marketing to deliver a fully featured launch process and collateral and also prepare training material in relation to the new product and ensure it is delivered to all relevant parties 
  • Create excitement across the business when stock is available in order that the products are more likely to be talked about to customers by the sales team 
  • In partnership with the sales team and technical teams, stay close to early adopters of new products and gather feedback on experiences of the product feeding back improvements to the design team. Feedback positive comment to the sales and marketing teams to incorporate in pitches/marketing material
  • Conduct a ground up review of the product portfolio understanding the detail and intricacies of the range. Rationalise legacy and obsolete products, classify remaining products and create an action plan for each by revisiting features and benefit and re-launch to the sales force or investigate opportunities for VAVE or replacement 
  • Build a category development strategy for the product portfolio and manage all products accordingly including looking for opportunities to reduce the size of the portfolio, categorise & bundle product ranges, review opportunities for VAVE, re-energise products by modernising packaging, manage changeovers and ensure terminated products are sold off profitably 

Your Background

  • Educated to degree level with a background in product management gained within the mechanical hardware/components sector focussing on OEM housebuilding, construction, building trade, DIY/hardware sectors or similar, for example automotive
  • Must have experience of NPD from concept to launch as well as product portfolio management and product lifecycle management through to termination
  • Prince 2 Practitioner preferred or similar methodology
  • Strong strategic analysis skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Comfortable working in a matrix management environment
  • Highly flexible 
€ Sehr attraktiv + Ausgezeichnete Vorteile


„Beteiligen Sie sich an der kontinuierlichen Verbesserung – eine spannende Position für einen erfahrenen Senior Buyer (m/w/d) mit Hochschulabschluss und fließenden Deutschkenntnissen wartet auf Sie– Führung des Einkaufsteams für Technologie- und Kapitalprojekte für ein globales Energieunternehmen“

€ Sehr attraktiv + Ausgezeichnete Vorteile

Nordrhein-Westfalen – Unterstützung beim Umzug

Unser Kunde ist ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen im Sektor Energie, Strom- und Wärmeerzeugung.  

Im Rahmen einer strategischen Umgestaltung der Beschaffungsfunktion über seine globalen Betriebseinheiten hinweg sucht unser Kunde einen innovativen und kreativen Senior Buyer/Einkaufsteamleiter (m/w/d), um in Deutschland Category-Management-Lösungen bereichsübergreifend umzusetzen. Sie leiten ein Einkaufsteam und sind für indirekte Ausgaben, Projekte im Bereich Ingenieurswesen und Finanzierung zuständig.  

Wir suchen nach hoch motivierten Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten, die auf Veränderungen ausgerichtet sind und die dazu beitragen, die Beschaffungskapazität unseres Kunden maßgeblich auszubauen. Es erwartet Sie die volle Unterstützung bei der Umsetzung Ihrer strategischen Pläne in einem anspruchsvollen Unternehmen, das sich durch das unablässige Streben nach Exzellenz auszeichnet und bei der Bereitstellung von sicheren, nachhaltigen Dienstleistungen für seine Kunden keine Kompromisse eingeht. Die Verbesserung der Flexibilität der Leistungseinheit „Procurement“ und des Unternehmens insgesamt innerhalb eines stark reglementierten Umfelds ist eine äußerst attraktive Herausforderung.

Sie haben ein Geschick für kulturübergreifende Zusammenarbeit und können wesentliche Veränderungen in einem reglementierten Umfeld bewirken. Auf die Erreichung dieser teilweise miteinander konkurrierenden Ziele hinzuarbeiten und gleichzeitig einen Mehrwert für den Kunden zu generieren, schafft ein anregendes und herausforderndes Umfeld, das Sie jeden Tag aufs Neue auf die Probe stellt. 

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Die Vision ist es, ein globales Beschaffungsteam einzurichten, dessen Mitglieder von betrieblichen und funktionalen Business Partnern als vertrauensvolle Berater wertgeschätzt werden. Dieses Team setzt kommerzielle und Supply-Chain-Lösungen um und regt so zu einem Umdenken an und treibt betriebsinternen Wandel voran. 

In Deutschland beinhaltet das:

  • Bereitstellung neuer strategischer Optionen; 
  • Anpassen der Verhaltensweisen von Lieferpartnern und Leistungserwartungen; 
  • Schaffen geeigneter Beziehungen und Neudefinieren der Erwartungen an die Lieferantenbeziehungen mit den Unternehmen.   


  • Ihre Fähigkeit, die diesbezüglichen Category-Strategien umzusetzen, ist ausschlaggebend für die Rolle des Senior Buyer und Teamleiters in Deutschland. 
  • Sie übernehmen eine Schlüsselrolle bei der Zusammenstellung eines lokalen Beschaffungsteams und dessen Realisierung der Beschaffungsvision. In Ihrer Rolle prägen Sie die Beziehung zwischen dem Einkauf und prominenten Business Leadern vor Ort, unter anderem dem Anlagenmanagement und den Finanzen, und gewährleisten, dass Einkaufs- und Betriebsziele aufeinander abgestimmt sind. 
  • Abgesehen vom Management eines Ausgabenbereichs sind Sie für die tägliche Führung eines Teams zuständig, dessen Aufgaben die strategische Beschaffung und Category-Planung bis hin zur P2P-Umsetzung abdecken. 
  • Sie vertreten den Geschäftsbereich Deutschland bei globalen Category-Management-Aktivitäten und beim Team für das globale Beschaffungswesen. 
  • Sie leiten den Ausbau globaler Kapazitäten und neuer Kapazitäten für unsere Funktion. Dies ist eine ausgezeichnete Gelegenheit für einen neuen Manager am Ausbau von Führungskompetenzen sowie der eigenen Beschaffungs- und Category-Management-Kompetenzen in einer globalen Matrixorganisation zu arbeiten. 
  • Sie leiten das Einkaufsteam erfolgreich zur Zufriedenheit der Business Partner im Betrieb in Deutschland und zur Verbesserung des Tagesgeschäfts als Erfolgsfaktor. 

Ihr Profil:

  • Sie verfügen über ein abgeschlossenes Studium im Bereich Maschinenbau oder Naturwissenschaften oder einem vergleichbaren Fach sowie einen Abschluss auf Masterstufe im Beschaffungswesen und/oder einen abgeschlossenen Masterstudiengang.  
  • Mindestens 5-7 Jahre Fast-Track-Berufserfahrung als Senior Buyer, Category Manager oder im Beschaffungsmanagement mit Schwerpunkt indirekte Kategorien und Engineering.
  • Mindestens 18 Monate Führungserfahrung im Bereich Beschaffung zwecks Leitung eines Teams erfahrener Einkäufer.
  • Erfahrung in bereichsübergreifender Zusammenarbeit in einer globalen multinationalen Matrixorganisation. Dies umfasst beispielsweise die Sektoren Öl und Gas, Energie, Hilfsstoffe, Bergbau und Förderung von Mineralien oder die kapitalintensive industrielle Fertigung von Stahl oder Baumaterialien. Erfahrung in den Sektoren FMCG oder Pharmazeutik wird ebenso berücksichtigt, wenn der Schwerpunkt auf der indirekten Beschaffung, Projekten im Ingenieurswesen oder der Finanzierung lag. 
  • Sie setzen sich engagiert für einen Wandel ein und haben während Ihrer bisherigen beruflichen Laufbahn gezeigt, dass Sie bereichsübergreifende Teams mit Mitarbeitenden aus den Bereichen globale/europaweite Beschaffung, Technologie und Projektmanagement geschickt und zielsicher einsetzen können.
  • Die Vorbereitung, Präsentation und Begründung von Geschäftsszenarien für die obere Führungsebene nehmen Sie souverän und kompetent in die Hand.
  • Sie besitzen einen erstklassigen Leistungsausweis was den Aufbau erfolgreicher interner und externer Geschäftsbeziehungen angeht und tragen so zur Sicherung der Position unseres Kunden als weltweit führende Organisation im Bereich Beschaffungswesen bei.
  • Sie bringen Erfahrung im Bereich von Beschaffungssystemen und  technologien mit sowie die Fähigkeit, betriebliche Maßnahmen zu verankern, die sicherstellen, dass Verträge zum Erfolg führen. 
  • Sie verfügen über vertiefte Erfahrung im Einkauf und in den Bereichen Projektmanagement, Lieferantenbereitschaft und Management der Lieferantenbasis sowie über Verhandlungsgeschick im Tagesgeschäft.
  • Ihre Führungskompetenz in einer multinationalen Matrixorganisation, die Zusammenarbeit im Team und Ihr ergebnisorientiertes Einbeziehen Anderer haben sich bewährt.
  • Eine ausgeprägte Affinität für kaufmännische Belange und die strategische Beschaffung sowie ausgezeichnete Projektmanagementfähigkeiten und Verhandlungsgeschick in der Fertigungsindustrie zeichnen Sie aus.
  • Sie übernehmen gerne Verantwortung, stellen sich Herausforderungen und treffen Entscheidungen.
  • Sie bringen Eigeninitiative und Teamgeist mit und blühen in einem reglementierten Umfeld auf.
  • Sie schaffen ein positives Arbeitsumfeld, indem Sie Ihre funktionale/technische Expertise und Erfahrung zeigen und an Mitarbeitende weitergeben.
  • Sie haben eine ausgeprägte Kommunikationskompetenz in Wort und Schrift und legen Wert auf zwischenmenschliche Kontakte, die Darstellung der Gruppe und Teammoderation.
  • Fließendes Geschäftsenglisch in Wort und Schrift und Deutsch (Muttersprache) runden Ihr Profil ab.

Im Gegenzug dafür bietet unser Kunde äußerst attraktive Gehaltsaussichten und ein erstklassiges Leistungspaket sowie die Möglichkeit, Ihre Karriere innerhalb eines marktführenden Unternehmens voranzutreiben. Die Vorstellungsgespräche finden in Deutschland statt.

Bewerben Sie sich ab sofort mit Ihrem Lebenslauf unter Angabe der Kennnummer J13631 bei  Tel.: 0044 1905 381 320


C€Very Attractive + Excellent Benefits


“Exciting continuous improvement role for fluent German Speaking, Degree educated, experienced Senior Buyer to lead Engineering & Capital Projects Buying Team for Global Energy Company”

C€Very Attractive + Excellent Benefits

North Rhine-Westphalia – Relocation Assistance available

Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector.  
As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its German team with the appointment of an innovative and creative Senior Buyer and Purchasing Team Leader for its indirect, engineering and capital projects buying team.  

This is a key appointment at Country level and you will be based at a large processing plant working closely with senior cross functional stakeholders at executive leader level including Plant Manager and Finance Manager.  

In addition, you will also work closely with centralised global category management, project procurement and P2P functions across Europe.  The ideal candidate will possess a track record as a Senior Buyer, Category Manager or Purchasing Manager specialising in indirect and engineering categories.   Experience of managing a team of Buyers will be essential for success in this role.  

Experience will ideally have been gained within a best in class global multinational, matrix organisation.  Experience of SAP would be advantageous.

The Role:

  • Lead, manage, motivate, coach, develop and empower a team of three Buyers specialising in indirect and engineering based categories.
  • Plan, organise, lead and control the work of the German purchasing team to ensure that objectives are achieved and services are delivered to the customers/stakeholders.
  • Contribute to purchasing strategy for engineering and capital projects
  • Work closely with business leaders to position the business for future growth
  • Leverage expertise and know how to improve purchasing’s critical processes
  • Define and implement procurement and supply chain procedures and policies in line with group and category strategies
  • Shape and manage supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered including value definition, value creation including opportunity development and supply chain execution process; value capture including governance and compliance management and value protection to mitigate risk. 
  • Management of purchasing, tactical buying, sourcing and supplier management activities to achieve cost efficient, accurate and on time purchases, including compliance to corporate purchasing policies
  • Improve value adding capabilities of the indirect and engineering procurement function through best practice, cost savings, cost avoidance and spend control
  • Identify, drive, implement and sustain indirect and engineering procurement focused process improvements and cost efficiency
  • Actively seek improvements in supply chain activities and performance, primarily through coordination and collaboration with Supply Chain and Category Management team
  • Develop reports enabling tracking of Supply Chain performance against KPI's
  • Negotiate and implement supplier SLA's to meet business requirements
  • Establish, implement and manage system to evaluate, monitor and report supplier scorecard performance
  • Manage supplier audits from an operational capability standpoint
  • Lead the purchasing team to deliver business reviews with key suppliers
  • Lead the purchasing team to manage supplier accreditation activities, customer supplier support and issue resolution related to requisitions, purchase orders and goods receipts

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University Degree educated in Engineering or Science or similar plus Post Graduate level qualification in Procurement and/or Master’s Degree.  
  • At least 5-7 years consistent, fast track career development within a Senior Buyer, Category Manager or Procurement Management roles focused on indirect and engineering categories.
  • At least 18 months leadership experience within procurement in order to manage an experienced team of buyers.
  • Experience of working cross functionally within a global multinational matrix environment. This could include oil and gas, energy, utilities, mining and minerals exploration, or capital-intensive industrial manufacturing sectors such as steel or construction materials.  FMCG or pharmaceutical sector experience will also be considered if the focus is on indirect, engineering or capital projects focused procurement. 
  • You be highly motivated to deliver change and transformation and your career to date will be characterised by your ability to engage cross functional teams and global/pan European procurement, engineering and project management colleagues to achieve this.
  • You will be confident and experienced in preparing, presenting and justifying business cases to senior executive level.
  • Track record of building successful relationships internally and externally to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly. 
  • Strong purchasing background with proven experience in the areas of project management, supplier readiness and day to day supply base management and demonstrated negotiations capability
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a multinational matrix organisation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and get results through others
  • Excellent skills and experience in purchasing operations and strategic sourcing with ability to demonstrate strong project management and negotiation skills in a manufacturing environment
  • Must welcome responsibility, challenge and decision making 
  • Self starter and a team player who will thrive in a regulated environment
  • Creates a positive working environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical expertise/knowledge
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, emphasising interpersonal, group presentation and team facilitation skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written Business English and (native) German language

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and blue-chip benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader.   Interviews will be held in Germany.

£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits


“Excellent opportunity for experienced and graduate calibre transport network planning & Paragon transport systems specialist to lead brand new transport management centre”

£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits

South East Asia 

Our client is global market leader.  As part of an Asia Pac transformation programme to improve and drive transport network synergies, centralised planning, visibility and control, our client is seeking a Head of Transport Planning who is also a very experienced Paragon transport planning systems specialist.

As Head of Transport Planning you will lead and manage a new centralised Transport Planning Management Centre, planning our client’s very large-scale, 1500 vehicle + fleet. This will include planning inhouse full load networks, LCL networks and scheduling of a large pool of national sub-contractor transport partners. This is expected to grow further as part of an ambitious strategic plan. You and your team will support multiple sites and operations serving customers nationally. You will lead a team of Planning Managers and Planners.  

The ideal applicant will be of graduate calibre, in logistics, engineering or business and a strategic thinker with excellent change programme management experience. Your career history will be characterised by fast track career progression and demonstrable achievements in transport planning excellence.  Most importantly, you will possess in-depth and consistent experience of large-scale in house and sub contract fleet planning and management across multiple locations, gained within a multinational high velocity Retail or FMCG or third-party logistics environment.

This is high profile and senior customer facing role and you will play a key role in understanding and fulfilling customer transport network requirements.  You will be diplomatic and confident with the experience and credibility to successfully question and extract information and constructively challenge your internal and external stakeholders and your operational colleagues.

You will be logical and data driven in understanding problems and developing practical solutions.  This will include setting KPI’s, targets and goals for monitoring and evaluating operations and cost effectiveness.  You will also drive and control the effective use of resources in order to stay within budget. 

You will ensure statutory and legal compliance developing a culture focused on safety, quality, service excellence, integrity and cost consciousness.  

The Role:

  • Leading the Planning Team at a new Transport Management Center.
  • Using Paragon Software, you will plan and design optimised schedules creating the greatest value for our client and its customers. 
  • Interpret data, understand complex demand planning and create optimal transport solutions across multiple customers, business divisions and operational locations.
  • Create meaningful business intelligence reports for Transport Directors and create continual improvement solutions.
  • Developing strategies and use state of the art systems to optimize fleet and create innovative transport solutions for multiple business sector. 
  • Manage planning, solutions, costs and reporting. Create planning schedules that achieve contractual service and performance levels and continue to improve transport models to beat the budgets and develop innovation.
  • Deliver operational strategies using Paragon transport planning software.
  • Reviews and updates KPIs, targets, and goals within Paragon for monitoring and evaluating operations and cost effectiveness.
  • Develop Paragon transport software Super Users and upskilling the planning team.
  • Understand and drive optimal solutions within transport national planning execution.
  • Deliver continuous and unrelenting drive for improvement within our client’s transport and distribution operations. Including logical roll out strategies to achieve ambitious targets.
  • Communicate effectively and constructively and diplomatically challenges and addresses site operational issues or people orientated issues in an open and collaborative manner.
  • Lead from the front with an open and approachable “hands on” coaching and mentoring management style, which encourages empowerment and accountability and engenders enthusiasm and respect.
  • Accountable to Board level for the delivery of operational and financial results

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated in logistics or business or engineering or science.  A Master’s Degree in logistics and supply chain or transport planning would be highly advantageous.
  • An experienced transport management professional experienced in running large primary and secondary road transport fleets both in house and via third party 3PL and 4PL partnerships.
  • A Paragon transport software specialist.  This is a prerequisite.
  • At least 7-10 years transport operations management and transport network planning experience.
  • Experience of transport network planning, transport control tower concepts, transport operations management and project management.
  • A track record of network development including implementation of centralised planning, transport management systems, network consolidation and integration.
  • Transport operations leadership, customer relationship management, and project management expertise.
  • This experience may predominantly have been gained within 3PL contract logistics focused on both primary and secondary road transport or large retail or other large FMCG or Industrial multinational, multi-site, complex and high velocity transport operations.
  • Highly analytical and data driven with experience of transport management, routing and planning software packages.  An advanced user of Excel.  A project management qualification would be highly advantageous.
  • Fast track career progression to date with the ambitious and desire to progress to Director level within this dynamic growth environment.
£50-55000 + Blue Chip Benefits Package 


“Excellent opportunity for graduate calibre SAP eProcurement specialist to develop a high performing team to drive P2P process improvement and best practice.”

£50-55000 + Blue Chip Benefits Package 

Location: North West (with UK and Mainland European travel)

Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Greater Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

The Client
Our client is a global multinational undergoing a period of transformation and change.
As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function moving to a shared service and category management model across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its team with the appointment of an ambitious, university degree educated SAP P2P/Procure to Pay Procurement Operations Manager.   

Specifically, our client would like to significantly enhance its procurement capabilities and visibility, control and management of procurement spend through greater utilisation of its SAP and SAP P2P procurement technology.  The focus will be on delivering efficiencies, centralised billing, market analysis, price checking, spend analytics and reporting, transparency and control, strategic cost management ultimately delivering maximised value and improved financial performance for the organisation.  

As European SAP P2P/Procure to Pay Procurement Operations Manager you will be responsible for People Management, Process Ownership and Stakeholder Engagement. Accordingly, you will be expected to travel to work with your team and stakeholders located at two sites in the UK and two sites in mainland Europe.

The Role:
As SAP P2P/Procurement Operations Manager your role will be to:

  • Lead a team of P2P Procurement Coordinators located in the UK and mainland Europe.
  • Shape and sustain an effective and motivated team that delivers desired results (KPIs, internal customer satisfaction) by providing direction, coaching and developing team members, leveraging individual abilities and ensuring best practices are utilized.
  • Coach your team to influence internal stakeholders to ensure that contracted suppliers are utilised wherever possible to ensure global efficiency.

As a Process Owner:

  • Lead the initiation and delivery of transactional procurement activities within an international remit and constraints. 
  • You and your team will provide SAP P2P Procurement initiation across all categories of spend.
  • Create and maintain SAP P2P Procurement procedures to ensure process excellence and standardisation. 
  • You will drive consistency and best practice across all European P2P locations.
  • Through your team act provide first level support to internal operations in relation to supplier performance, working closely with Senior Buyers and Category Management to drive improvements.
  • Manage and present performance indicators in internal operational reviews, analyse data & trends, implement continuous improvement.

As a Business Partner, working with key stakeholders and suppliers you will:

  • Build and maintain a fluent relationship with key stakeholders such as Procurement and Category Management, IT, Plant managers, Governance and Control, to make sure that you understand their needs and work together to identify operating issues/non-efficiencies.
  • Proactively assist with the ongoing roll out and management of Card Payments and other automation projects to reduce the number of SAP P2P transactions whilst also improving SAP P2P approval flows.
  • Proactively contribute to the ongoing development of SAP P2P Procurement functional capabilities, ensuring sustainable value delivery and continual improvement of procurement effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Interact with Senior Executives/Leadership teams to share performance updates, identified risks, issues or concerns, and helping drive best practices.

To be successful in this role you will need to possess:

  • A university degree from a UK or European University.  A Masters level would be highly advantageous.
  • Plus CIPS qualification (minimum level 4) or equivalent.
  • Previous experienced team leadership experience gained within a SAP P2P/Procure to Pay or Procurement or Finance Shared Services environment.
  • A track record of mentoring, coaching, motivation and development of a SAP P2P procurement/finance shared services team.
  • Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness.
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP P2P gained from a procurement perspective.
  • Extensive knowledge of procurement in a Buyer or Category or Purchasing role.
  • A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in SAP P2P Procurement processes.
  • Outstanding capabilities in building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results. 
  • Resilience, energy and willingness to travel nationally and into Europe in order to engage with your team and key stakeholders in your quest to drive and deliver SAP P2P Procurement Process Excellence.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.