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With more and more organisations looking to streamline their processes to optimise profits, the demand for proven professionals has never been greater. That’s where our three decades of purchasing, procurement and sourcing recruitment expertise really comes into its own.

First we’ll interrogate your unique business challenges, whether that’s sourcing raw materials for manufacture or securing professional services. Then we’ll develop a recruitment strategy that will quickly put you in touch with the sharpest minds in procurement and purchasing. Before you know it you’ll be cutting costs and eliminating risk in a way that’s responsible, repeatable and reliable.

Purchasing, Procurement and Sourcing Recruitment - Martin VeaseyHere are just a few reasons why we’re trusted to deliver in this sector:

  • Our client portfolio spans blue chip and SMEs across the globe, which is why you’ll find our candidates in over 42 countries.
  • Our candidates are proven at delivering long-term sustainability in a short space of time and are equally at home sourcing from around the world as they are in the UK.
  • Our proven experience in recruiting purchasing, procurement and sourcing executives runs in parallel with our experience of recruitment within the supply chain sector as a whole.
  • Thanks to our proactive approach to recruitment we already have a global talent pool of purchasing professionals, with many more leading candidates also on our radar.

If you’re looking for a role in purchasing and procurement be sure to check out our latest vacancies or ping us your CV.

In their own words

“Martin Veasey Talent Solutions for me are different to many other recruitment agencies as they provide a very personable service for their prospective candidates. They very much practice what they preach!   When I first my Roheela for my initial interview it felt very much like an interview with the company.  She was very knowledgeable about the job role but also about the business and the team I would be working in, their culture and more specifically the management team and their personality profiles and where I could fit into the business.  This really helped me prepare for the interview in the correct way but also gave me an understanding of whether I felt I could fit into the team, which from a candidate point of view is actually very important if you are looking long term.  The level of detail provided about the role was also second to none and the role has lived up to the expectation set out at the start.   All in all I would recommend Roheela and Martin Veasey Talent Solutions to any of my network if looking for the next step in their career."
– Category Manager, Construction Sector

Role up, role up

Here are just some of the purchasing and procurement positions we’ve filled for our UK and international clients over the years. Unable to see the role you’re looking for? Don’t worry, just get in touch and we’ll see how we can help.

Typical Roles:

  • Procurement Analysts
  • Buyers
  • Supply Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Procurement Excellence
  • Category Buyers
  • Category Managers
  • Commodity Managers
  • Sourcing Specialists
  • Supplier Development Managers
  • P2P Specialists
  • EPC Procurement 
  • Head of Procurement 
  • Head of Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Procurement Director
  • Vice President Procurement
  • Chief Procurement Officer

We have recruited in a range of industry sectors including:

  • Aerospace/Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Chemical & Natural Resources
  • Construction & Building Materials
  • Consultancy & Outsourcing
  • Drinks/Beverage Production
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • FMCG & Food Processing
  • Health & Beauty
  • Health Care & Medical Devices
  • IT
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences
  • Retail 
  • Service Industries
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities & Nuclear Power

Let’s get down to details

From graduate to boardroom, interim to permanent, UK to international, we’ll uncover the best active and passive talent out there. Salaries in this sector generally range from £40,000-£120,000+.

Put our Recruitment Solutions to the test:

  • Executive Search and Headhunting
  • Advertised Selection
  • Fast-track Contingency/Database Search
  • International, Multiple Role and Team Recruitment

Take advantage of our HR and Talent Management services:

  • Psychometric Testing
  • Career and Executive Coaching
  • Talent and Strategy Planning
  • Outplacement

Intrigued? Let’s talk

To find out how our tried, tested and trusted insight and innovation can deliver you the brightest purchasing and procurement talent call +44 (0)1905 381320 or email

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For more information please click on the links below to read one of our blog articles or download a report or guide.


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How to Create a Development Plan for Your Purchasing, Procurement and Sourcing Employees

£Executive Salary + Excellent blue-chip benefits package including defined contribution pension & en

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

£Executive Salary + Excellent blue-chip benefits package including defined contribution pension & enhanced holiday entitlement
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.

Our client is a major global player in the nuclear industry. Operating on a UK nuclear licensed site specialising in safe, cost effective and reliable uranium enrichment services. 

If you are looking to build your career in a developing and ambitious company, we would love to hear from you. 

Our client is seeking a high potential and experienced strategic procurement professional, with P2P experience gained within a SAP environment, experience of managing teams remotely and willing to be hands on operationally. 

The Role & Responsibilities:
Functional expertise in SAP and P2P processes, manages a team that utilise SAP Procurement modules. Leads the delivery of transactional procurement activities to a high-performance standard with an international remit. Is expected to understand and work within international constraints and will continuously improve operations with a view to harmonise globally setting best practice minimum standards, whilst managing delivery to a range of stakeholders and suppliers.
•    Management of resource to ensure timely delivery of P2P activity in line with business requirements and ensuring compliance to group policies. 
•    Provide coaching and advice to requisitioners on the P2P process. Develop and deliver training and/or training materials to support global process improvement. 
•    Leading the team to provide first line support to operations on supplier performance management, working on conjunction with senior buyers and category managers to drive improvements
•    Create and maintain P2P procedures, work instructions with supporting process flow maps to ensure process excellence and standardization including replenishment stock
•    Cleansing of quality data in the SAP production system
•    Assist with the roll-out and ongoing management of Card Payments
•    Lead Automation projects to reduce the number of P2P transactions required and improve approval flows for P2P
•    Active contribution to the ongoing development of functional capabilities to ensure value delivery is sustainable in the long term and functional effectiveness and efficiencies is improved on a continual basis.

The Ideal Candidate:
The successful candidate will be educated to Degree (or equivalent) level and demonstrate experience and a demonstrable track record in: 

•    Experienced strategic procurement professional with SAP/SAP Ariba P2P Procurement leadership expertise
•    Comfortable operating at both a strategic and hands on operational and day to day transactional level, getting involved in the detail, directing and coaching the team whilst also being able to step up and strategically review, plan and enhance the P2P procurement function in line with corporate goals across the UK and mainland Europe. 
•    Experience of working with senior stakeholders and operating in different cultures, ideally across geographies 
•    Able to work in a cross functional team and work autonomously
•    Highly motivated and accountable to drive continuous P2P performance in efficiency and effectiveness
•    Experience of leading a team to provide first line support to operations on supplier performance management solid knowledge of leading project management techniques and skilled in leading project teams on implementing the P2P procurement strategy and delivering against appropriate objectives with minimal supervision.
•    Setting standards for documentation management, knowledge management and administration which ensures adherence to regulatory obligations, to ensure our client’s interests are fully protected throughout P2P lifecycle.
•    Managing ambiguity and being confident to take accountability for creating a governance model, resource plan and deliver plan to meet the business requirements efficiently
•    Degree educated with CIPS qualification.
•    Fluent business English plus a second language such as German or Dutch would be highly advantageous.
•    Flexible in order to undertake occasional national and pan European travel in order to collaborate and deliver key projects with P2P and wider procurement colleagues.